7 Ways to Fail at SEALFIT Kokoro Camp

kokoro class 29Just got back from Kokoro Camp with class #29.

Took lots of notes and observed as much as possible.

Great group of athletes that came together and gelled as a team while enduring physical and mental hardship.

Failure is a strong word. But you really only fail if you don’t get back up and try to learn from your mistakes.

Most of us learn only by failure and pushing forward to succeed.

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Way to Fail at Kokoro #7: Durability

We see many athletes crumple in the first few hours. How can you avoid failure early?

Build a strong base with lots of ruck march, running, rowing, long sled drag, bike rides, flutter kicks. Take care of your body and increase your mobility.

Way to Fail at Kokoro #6: Blame

It is easy to play the blame game. Easy to find excuses. Put the responsibility squarely on your shoulders. But learn and then step up and take action.

Way to Fail at Kokoro #5: Go Conan

We see more athletes fail as they try to go it alone and not rely on their teammates. Those that work within the team – and those teams that pick up their weakest member – end up on top and reaching their goal

Way to Fail at Kokoro #4: Hermit Crab

Athletes that go back into their shell like a hermit crab are doomed to fail. You can see the look a mile away. Stay out of your shell by giving empathy and helping your teammate, reciting affirmations, and singing songs.

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Way to Fail at Kokoro #3: Not Letting Go

Get rid of your ego at the door. Forget about how great all your coaches told you how good you were back home on the football field or track. At Kokoro you will find out how bad you really suck and that your perfect physique means *hit when getting blasted with a water hose or sitting in an ice bath. What matters is that you know how to embrace the suck and let go of your ego and push to the other side.

Way to Fail at Kokoro #2: Forget Your Why

If you don’t have a very strong why – you should stay at home and not even attempt Kokoro. You have no chance. Build a strong why – right it down and commit to working towards it.

Way to Fail at Kokoro #1: Quit

Unless your getting hauled out on a stretcher there is no excuse. You have to want it worse that you want oxygen. You don’t have to graduate with style points or be the class honor man – you just have to “not QUIT”. Enough said.

Way to Fail at Kokoro Runner up Tip #1: Feet

If you don’t take care of your feet this will make you a liability and slow you down – which will wear on your mind. Don’t allow your feet to control your success in Kokoro – stay ahead of your feet. Use these tips to help.

Way to Fail at Kokoro Runner up Tip #2: Performance Drop

If you cannot do the PST then you will be have one strike against you.

If you don’t pass Murph you will have another strike against you.

Two strikes and your out.

If you develop trench foot and want to quit before the mountain we will allow you.

If you have Coca Cola colored piss and want to quit before the mountain we will allow you.

Question: Why do so many athletes quit at Kokoro?

Answer: They are under prepared and don’t have a good why. They let instructors get in their heads and think they will hold the group back.

Questions from our SGPT athletes.

Question: Coach; I want to train for a GORUCK light that is coming up in the spring.  I am not in shape so how do I get started?

Answer: Good question. I would start by walking in your neighborhood and then slowly add a 10 lb weight vest. Check out this SGPT article: GORUCK Training Tips

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About the Author:
bradBrad McLeod knows first hand about mental toughness after being kicked out of a top tier Spec Ops training unit. He failed out of BUD/S the first time after failing a math test (made it through Hell Week and Dive Pool Comp). He came back a year later and graduated and served as an operator on the Navy SEAL Teams with a total of 6 years of military service.

Today, he helps Veterans and athletes achieve their goals. What is your goal? Lets work together to accomplish it.

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