Feel the FEAR and Do it Anyway

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Just got back from a SGPT Strength and Conditioning workout in the gym and slowly making forward progress with this kick ass 6 Month Training Plan.

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When I was in BUDS I remember lining up on the pools edge for the 50 meter underwater swim.


I had never done this drill but I knew that I could swim pretty far underwater but never for 50 meters.

I aint gonna lie that I was pretty scared as the Instructors stationed a medic on all sides of the pool.

An instructor menacing circled like a shark in the middle of the pool.

I took a few deep breathes to calm my nerves and was one of the first ones in line to give it a go.

I jumped in backwards and began my swim going as deep as possible to get to the other side.

When I hit the other side I made as big of a push as I could possibly do and then glided deep hugging the bottom of the pool.

I began to see spots in front of my eyes and as I got halfway back I began to slow down.

As I looked at the other side I thought I was going to pass out but made the last few strokes to the other side as I gasped for air.

What I then saw was an amazing display of the human mind.

The further back in the line the group went – we began to see guys failing and coming up for breath early.

They would get one more chance but none of them could make it and were dropped from BUDS.

You see – we were all scared and had some fear deep down in side of us.

But those that stepped forward and harnessed their fear were the ones that made it.

What is the one thing that you fear?

The thing that you avoid and move to the back of the line?

Email me now at [email protected] and honestly tell me what your fear is.

I reply to all emails and it is strictly confidential.

I have been in your same place – fearing the unknown – but I found a way to overcome.

Hit me up with an email and lets work on pushing you forward 1% today towards your goals.

Stop being held back and take your step now towards the front of the line.

You are one of a kind and deserve the very best.

Question: Coach Brad; I have been working out hard in the gym and lifting with progressions.

I want to get every edge that I can get.

What do you recommend to help me maximize my lifts? Aaron M.

Answer: Good question, Aaron.

Make sure you get 8 hours of sleep a night and stay fully hydrated (drink water not soda).

Try to have a protein drink within 30 minutes of finishing your workout.

I use Ascent Protein after all of my hard workouts to make sure that I can recharge my body and get it the nutrients it needs.

Question: Coach Brad; where can I find out more info on joining the Navy and becoming a SEAL?

Answer: Check out the main website here for starters. Then I would try to find a SEAL motivator/recruiter in your area. Type that into google and your city name and that will point you in the right direction.

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QUESTION: Coach, what do you like to add to your workout shakes?

ANSWER: I use Athletic Greens in our shakes. It’s got tons of great nutrition—vitamins and minerals. Plus it mixes up easy in milk or water.