So your in the door? How do you stay there – day after day and not get washed out?
How do you keep from being one of the 80% who fail out and get sent back to the fleet Navy to swab the deck and chip paint?
Every day is critical as the test become harder and harder.
What will you do now to learn and build your skills to stay in with the class and not get washed out.
Check out these videos, tips and workouts to build your skills and be ready for anything and graduate from a Special Forces training class.
Video – Surviving the Cut Ranger Workout – First Day
Surviving the Cut Ranger Workout #1
in teams of two athletes
in a fight pit circle wrestle your opponent to the ground
Fireman carry your buddy 200 meters around fight pit
Bear crawl 200 meters around fight pit
complete as many rounds as possible in 1 hour
Wear boots and long pants for workouts. Get in the water and sand or mud. Then continue to work out. Don’t stay dry and warm. The extra water weight in your pants and boots is heavier than you think. We have had more than one athlete say “I wish I would have worked out more with wet and sandy clothes” after an event like Kokoro.
Video – Surviving the Cut – Into the Woods
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Surviving the Cut Ranger Workout #2
With a 30 lb ruck. pick a course that is hilly
get wet and muddy
hike 1 mile
hike 1 mile
hike 1 mile
300 air squats
hike 1 mile back to base
Break in your boots well first. Wear double socks and use body glide on feet and crotch. Cut workout above in halves or thirds if needed. Don’t ruck march too heavy or too much mileage too quick. Start out slow and build yourself up over a few week period.
Surviving the Cut in Navy SWCC
Surviving the Cut in Special Forces Diver
Training is brutal and nearly half will not make it through Marine Force Recon training.
The Force Reconnaissance companies (FORECON), also known as Force Recon, (0358) are one of the United States Marine Corps’s special operations capable forces (SOC) that provide essential elements of military intelligence to the command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF);
Surviving the Cut Pool Phase
Marine Force Recon Workout #1
40 minutes of treading water with full battle fatigues with hands out of water.
All Recon applicants must train at the Basic Recon Course taught at the School of Infantry (SOI) West RECON Training Company in Camp Pendleton, California.
The Basic RECON Course consists of three phases:
Phase 1 is 4 weeks and focuses on Marine individual physical skills such as running, high repetition PT, obstacle courses, ocean swims with fins, rucking, land navigation, helicopter rope suspension training, communications and supporting arms.
Be ready now as Force Recon trainees are required to ruck long distance in the hills of Camp Pendleton.
Check out these Ruck March tips here:
Video – Surviving the Cut 2
Phase 2 is three weeks long and concentrates on small unit tactics, mission planning and includes a nine-day exercise in full mission profiles.
Phase 3 is 2 weeks long with an emphasis on maritime missions. This part takes place in Coronado, CA. The trainees will conduct amphibious reconnaissance, boat operations and nautical navigation.
Marine Force Recon Workout # 2
combat swimming workout
swim 500 yards in the ocean
run 500 yards
5 laps in under 90 minutes
Applicants must have at least 3 to 4 years of flawless service and be physically superior with very high PFT scores above (275 enlisted – 285 officer). Below scores represent a perfect 300 on the USMC PFT:
3 mile run (18:00min 100 points)
20 pullups (dead hang) 100 points)
80 situps in 2 minutes (100 points)
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Question: Do Marine Force Recon train in Coronado, California? Yes.
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