The Navy SEALs are known for being some of the most physically fit men in the world. They earn the elite status by surviving grueling training that only a few will be tough enough to pass. Being a Navy SEAL is all about utilizing every aspect of your body to complete the mission. When they are called upon they must be ready, willing, and able to swim through rough seas, crawl across sandy dunes and jump out of planes at 15,000 feet in the air landing in enemy territory. So how do they get to that point where their bodies are honed machines that can and will do practically anything in the line of duty? Well, we’ve found some of the Navy SEAL workout secrets that we've modified for the everyday man.
Always Incorporate a Wide Variety of Fitness Routines.
One of the main reasons Navy SEAL's are so fit is because they work every part of their bodies to perfection with various fitness routines. Instead of just running 5 miles a day to get fit or swimming 100 laps in the pool as your main source of fitness, put them both together with several other types of workouts and alternate between them. Have a wide selection of workouts that you work through each week will allow you to work every part of your body and give some of the weaker muscles in your body the chance to strengthen along with the muscles you use more often.
Set Your Fitness Goal and Keep Your Eye on the Prize.
Another Navy SEAL workout secret is that the goal is to complete the mission no matter what. Too often people lose sight of their fitness goals and leave them by the wayside, but as Navy SEALs oftentimes their fitness goals are about life and death. Although it may seem difficult to relate to those kinds of goals, you should treat your fitness goals the same. The simple truth is having a long healthy life should be your mission and your workout routine is the goal. Keep that in your mind and you will be able to get to your body in tip top shape in no time at all.
The Navy SEAL Workout for regular guys
Perform the first 5 exercises in supersets 10 reps of each exercise x 4 sets. Take 30 seconds in between each set. Try to do this modified Navy SEAL workout continuously, without taking long breaks between exercises.
- Hanging Leg Raise/ Planks
- Incline Bench Press/ Pullups
- Inverted row/ Pushups
- Dumbbell Deadlifts/ Goblet Squats
- 100 count Jump Rope/2-minute speed bag
- Run or Swim for 30 minutes
Always Demand More from Your Body
In a dangerous situation, Navy SEALs need to be able to keep on going no matter what; their bodies need to be able to pass what should be their limits and keep on moving, running, fighting, living, and saving lives. They require their bodies to do anything and everything and them some more because they have to. That same principle can be applied to your workouts, to always keep pressing on and to always demand more from your body than it was able to do the day before. Keep your fitness workouts in a constant state of progression incorporating a few Navy SEAL exercises and extra situps, pull ups, laps, etc with each new workout.