Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) released a video depicting what goes on in Phase 1 of MARSOC Assessment and Selection. Even if you are not interested in being a MARSOC candidate, the 10-week training guide and accompanying phone app is an awesome program. You can access the 10-week program and the phone app HERE.
Stew Smith (Navy SEAL) published a great article on learning the Combat Swimmer’s Stroke that ncludes a breakdown of the movements, video demonstrations, and a 5-day program for training. This is a great swimming stroke to learn for people who are training to pass physical fitness screening tests that involve swimming (e.g. PST for BUD/S slots), or someone who is just looking for an effective and fficient swimming stroke that can be used for a sustained period of time, including in open water. Check it out the ful article and videos HERE!
Here is a cool inspirational video on what running is about for so many of us!
Navy SEAL Larry Fowler recently authored an article at navyseal.com listing four steps to being successful in life, based upon his experience as a successful graduate of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. The brief list is:
1. Have a plan. Be prepared.
2. Never panic, and never quit.
3. Accept “the only easy day was yesterday” attitude.
4. Be fiercely loyal — no excuses.
Fowler explains each of these steps and provides examples in the article. You can read the full article HERE.
Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson recently authored an article published at Inc. on seven habits practiced by Navy SEALs. The brief list of these seven habits is:
1. Be loyal.
2. Put others before yourself.
3. Be reflective.
4. Be obsessively organized.
5. Assume you don’t know enough.
6. Be detail-oriented.
7. Never get comfortable.
Gleeson provides explanations of each of these habits. You can read the full article HERE.
Scott Barry Kaufman authored an outstanding article on the topic of mental toughness for Scientific American. In the article, Kaufman examines the history of “mental toughness” in athletics as a field of inquiry. He also summarizes Graham Jones’ research findins that mental toughness has the following elements (ranked in order of importance):
1.Unshakeable self-belief in your ability to achieve competition goals.
2.Ability to bounce back from performance set-backs as a result of an increased determination to succeed.
3.Unshakeable self-belief that you possess unique qualities and abilities that make you better than your opponents.
4.Insatiable desire and internalized motives to succeed.
5.Remaining fully focused on the task at hand in the face of competition-specific distractions.
6.Regaining psychological control following unexpected, uncontrollable events.
7.Pushing back the boundaries of physical and emotional pain, while still maintaining technique and effort under distress during training and competition.
8.Accepting that competition anxiety is inevitable and knowing that you can cope with it.
9.Not being adversely affected by other’s good and bad performances.
10.Thriving on the pressure of competition.
11.Remaining fully focused in the face of personal life distractions.
12.Switching sport focus on and off as required
Kaufman also reviews research that suggests mental toughness has four dimensions:
1.Hope: The unshakeable self-belief in one’s ability to achieve competition goals.
2.Optimism: A general expectancy that good things will happen.
3.Perseverance: Consistency in achieving one’s goals and not giving up easily when facing adversity of difficulties.
4.Resilience: The ability to adapt to challenges in the environment.
This article is well worth your time to read! Check it out! Read the full article HERE.
The Memorial Day Murph Challenge is coming May 26th — will you be ready?
20 lb Weighted Vest (optional)
1 Mile Run
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