We get a lot of questions here at SGPT about how to become a Navy SEAL. Everyone goes through the same training at BUD/S, but everyone experiences (and prepares for) it differently.
In this video, Clint Emerson—SEAL Team 6 Member and author of 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster—reveals how he trained.
Male or female, even if you’re not planning on becoming a SEAL (or joining the military), his awesome tips can still be applied to your daily training.
If you already train in a similar way, leave a comment below and tell us your routines and workouts!
Or you can check out some Navy SEAL-style workouts below:
Navy SEAL Workout #1: Body Armor, AKA “Murph”
1 Mile Run
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
Optimal time for this workout is under 40:00 Min. Average Time: 60 Min
Partion: 10 sets of 10 pullups, 20 pushups and 30 squats
If you want to make this more challenging you can do three things:
1) Complete with a weight vest or plate carrier
2) Not partition
3) Complete with a weight vest or plate carrier and not partition.
Navy SEAL Workout #2: Kevin A. Houston
Run 200 meters
Farmers walk with #35 sand bag each hand for 50 meters
10 meters forward and backwards bear crawl
Run 400 meters
Farmers walk 100 meters
20 meter bear crawl forward and backward
Run 600 meter
Farmers Walk 150 meters
30 meter bear crawl f+b
Navy SEAL Workout #3: Axe
25 8 count bodybuilders
25 4 count flutter kicks
25 dead hang pull-ups*
25 four count leg lifts
25 push ups
25 four count kick-up/kick out
25 air squats
25 hello darlings
25 dead hang pull-ups
25 push ups
*If you cannot do dead hang pull-ups then do Australian pull-ups.
Advanced athletes wear a weight vest. Do a second round if you are feeling froggy.
QUESTION: Coach McLeod—do you know where I can find a recruiter for the SEALs?
ANSWER: Check out this article—How Do I Find a SEAL Mentor or Recruiter? Also with your local Navy recruiter. He or she will be the best resource for more info.
QUESTION: How do Navy SEALs eat and recover from all the workouts they do? I’ve been working out real hard lately, and I figure with all the training you guys do, you probably have some tips.
ANSWER: This article has good tips and info: 7 Tips for Recovery From Hard Workouts.