Top 10 Tips to Prepare for SEALFIT 20X Challenge

The 20X Challenge is a one day crucible training delivered by SEALFIT with the goal of transforming your view of what you are capable of as a human being.

20X is a metaphor meaning that you are capable of at least 20 Times more than you think you are. The SEALFIT 20X Challenge will prove that to you, leaving you with a permanent shift in your awareness and confidence.

20X Challenge Suggested Physical Standards Test (PST) for SGPT Athletes

1 mile run – 11 min

2 min max pushups – 40 male/30 female

2 min max sit ups – 40/30

2 min max air squat – 40/40

Max dead hang pull ups – 6 (or ring rows or jumping pull ups)

*all pushups you must not put your knees down or butt in the air for more than a few seconds. You can shake our your arms in the pushup position. All sit-ups must rest in the up position. This test is an assessment for coaches and not a pass fail evolution. But you still need to train.

We also suggest you train with the right gear. Get the same Ruck SEALFIT uses for the 20X here.

Check out more info and sign up for SEALFIT 20X training here

20X Challenge Tip #1
Be prepared for the 20X standards.  Start training now with bodyweight exercises. Don’t show up unprepared.

20X Challenge Tip #2
Get a good set of well drained boots and break them in early,  Wear them during your workouts. Wet your boots and do flutter kicks in them and walk in the stream.  Don’t show up with new boots and break them in during 20X as you will be in for a problem.

SGPT Tips to break in your boots HERE

20X Challenge Tip #3 – Build endurance. The 20X Challenge is a long day – about 12 hours. CrossFit workouts last about 20 minutes – so be ready for about 10 CrossFit workouts with running and log PT and ruck marching.

Check out this article on the 20X challenge and interview with graduate Joe Levy


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20X Challenge Tip #4 – Dial in your fuel intake now.  Learn how to intake proper food and fluids.  Bananas and electrolyte drinks are a good start.  Find out what fuel works for you to propel you through the day.

20X Challenge Tip #5 – Use Bodyglide Anti-Chafe balm to prevent rash. Lube up your under arms, nipples, and inside legs. Thank me later.

Article with 20X Interview and tips from Rob Bousquet here:

20X Challenge Tip #6 – Work on building up your core strength.  Try a plank position with hands and feet on ground holding your body in a straight plank.  Work up to 1 minute – then 2.  Use a weighted vest for 30 seconds of work and 1 minute rest.  Build up your core and the rest of your body will follow.

20X Challenge Tip #7 – Do the workout Murph.  If you have never done Murph start out with 1/4 Murph.  Read these tips and apply them.

Mountain View High School Football team at SEALFIT 20x Challenge

20X Challenge Tip #8 – Pick a local mud run and go out and do it.  Spartan Race, Tough mudder, GoRuck – pick one and complete.  20X will take you to the next level.

20X Challenge Tip #9 – Read daily.  Build up your mind.  Get rid of the clutter and chaos in your life.  Turn off the evening news and read for 5 minutes minimum.

Check out this list of recommended books.

20X Challenge Tip #10 – Relax.  Breathe deep and calm your mind.  You can do far more when your mind is at rest than if your brain is in overload and overwhelm.  Take a deep breath and get ready for the next task.

SGPT Interviews 20X Challenge graduate Michael Nealon

The 20X Challenge is a real test that takes you to your very core – your soul – and either spits you out or makes you into a new person.

SEALFIT 20X Challenge is such a test. 20X and SEALFIT Kokoro camp is the world’s premier training camp for forging mental toughness, an Unbeatable Mind and a warrior’s spirit, the camp is an intense crucible experience modeled off of the famous Navy SEAL Hell Week. The difference is that 20X and Kokoro is built to teach through experience, rather than try to make you into a quitter.

Our mission is to develop mental toughness, show you that you are capable of 20x what you think, and develop your leadership and non-quitting warrior spirit. Discipline, Focus, Arousal Control, Attention Control, Micro-Goals, Positive Self Concept, Leadership, Self Mastery and an Unconquerable Spirit are trained and tested through 50 hours of intense physical and mental training.

This program is intense and leads to serious breakthroughs. Please study the prerequisites for 20X and Kokoro Camp in detail, and make an honest self-assessment, before committing to the camp.

Questions from athletes in our gym.

Question: What if I can’t do a pull up – how can I do the 20X challenge? We will have you do ring rows or australian pull ups.

Question: what happens if you fail the SEALFIT 20X challenge? You will not fail. The instructors will find a way to help you win.

Question: How many athletes drop out of the 20X Challenge? No one quits as the instructors turn on the “No Quitters” light. But occasionally we do have one to quit and leave.

Question: Can you tell us more about the sand pipe that is used in 20X? The sand pipe is 1.5 inches in diameter – check out the video below.

Question: Is this a good event to help get ready for Navy SEAL BUDS training? Yes.

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