Helmet Cam: The U.S. Navy SEAL BUD/S Obstacle Course Run

There’s no doubt about it—US Navy SEAL training is among the hardest (if not the hardest) training in the world. Their O-course (obstacle course) is designed to test both your physical skills, and your ability to execute the maneuvers within a set amount of time: Maximum time allowed is 12 minutes; the record is 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

Check out this awesome video from two points of view as a BUD/S instructor runs the obstacle course.

QUESTION: Where can I go for info about joining the SEALS or SWCC?

ANSWER: Their website is a great place to start. Also talk to your local recruiter. He or she will have all the resources you need to join the Navy.

Other timed tests you have to pass at BUD/S are:

SWIM 500 YDS.Side stroke or breast stroke in no more than 12:30 min

Rest 10 minutes

PUSH-UPS (within 2 min); you need a minimum 42 reps.

Must be performed with a straight back and feet and
hands in contact with the deck at all times. No slouching allowed; proper form must be strictly maintained.

Rest 2 minutes

CURL UPS (Aka SIT-UPS) (within 2 min); you need a minimum of 50 reps.

Sit on the floor with your knees bent approximately 90 degrees. Cross your arms in front of you with fingertips touching your shoulders. Exercise through the full range of motion.
Again, proper form must be strictly maintained.

Rest 2 minutes

PULL-UPS (no time limit); you need a minimum f 6 reps in one bar session (not coming off the bar).

Grip pull-up bar with PALMS FACING AWAY FROM YOU. Hands are to be shoulder-width apart. Do not swing, kick, or bicycle to assist. Make sure you go all the way up (chin above bar) then ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Rest 10 minutes

1.5 MILE RUN in no more than 11:00 min


QUESTION: What can you tell me to prepare me for BUD/S and what will happen?

ANSWER: Check out this article, 10 Tips for BUD/S and Navy SEAL Training.

QUESTION: Hi. So how do you get rid of fear to do the things you’re afraid of?

ANSWER: Check out this article: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.




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