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Old 06-24-2008, 05:55 AM   #1
Kevin Domholdt
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First Step To becoming a SEAL

I just found out my ASVAB was high enough to become a Navy SEAL! The plan is to use crossfit to train along side a crazy swim regiment. My worry is about the run, my time for the mile and a half is 8:07 and for the SEAL's it has to be 10:30 in pants and boots. Should I be training in pants and boots or will that have negative effects on my arches, shins, ect... any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:03 AM   #2
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Re: Firts Step To becoming a SEAL

Second Step: Learn "Attention to Detail".

It's spelled "FIRST", not "FIRTS".

Lack of attention to detail will get you killed. Even worse, it will kill others you do not want killed. Worse still, you will be alive and they will be dead and you will have the burden of writing their mom, their spouse.

Good luck. You've set your sights high. Lots of people have done that. Now go do what it takes to hit the mark you set. Be humble enough to learn from others experience and wise enough to know yourself, your weakness and strengths. Attack your weaknesses, woo your strengths.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:14 AM   #3
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Re: Firts Step To becoming a SEAL

www.thesealquest.com
Awesome resource, go there and read everything, it will answer just about any questions you have, the best BUD/S prep source.

www.sealswcc.com
This website is run by NSW and they can answer any question your local recruiter may not be able to. Also, go to the document tab there is training guide that you can download if you don't already have it.


good luck, stay focused.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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Re: Firts Step To becoming a SEAL

I went through SWCC in 99, class 27. You should train in BDUs and boots. That's what you'll test in, and more importantly it's what you'll do a lot of your runs, the O-course and a lot of swims in. My advice is to get used to it and embrace the suck.

PS: swim swim swim. That's the single biggest point of failure. Combat sidestroke, a.k.a. underwater recovery sidestroke should be at least 85% of your swim training.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:43 AM   #5
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Re: Firts Step To becoming a SEAL

If you haven't found it already:

http://www.navyseals.com/crossfit-workout-day

A lot more running than the main CF site.

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:44 AM   #6
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Re: Firts Step To becoming a SEAL

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My advice is to get used to it and embrace the suck.
No matter the branch of service, this is always good advice for those who strive for 'elite' status. Too many want to fight the suck, which is like swimming against a rip tide. The suck will win, trust me!
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:52 AM   #7
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Re: First Step To becoming a SEAL

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I just found out my ASVAB was high enough to become a Navy SEAL! The plan is to use crossfit to train along side a crazy swim regiment. My worry is about the run, my time for the mile and a half is 8:07 and for the SEAL's it has to be 10:30 in pants and boots. Should I be training in pants and boots or will that have negative effects on my arches, shins, ect... any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Are you Active duty Navy or in DEP program? If you are in DEP I can get you in touch with the NSW Mentor at the district you are in. I am the NSW recruiter in Minneapolis, MN. I would add that you look into the Crossfit Endurance. As was said before http://www.sealswcc.com is an awesome resource.

Ice and stretch those shins if you are going to do pants and boots. We usually advise our deppers up here to get used to putting miles on there legs in shoes first. That is just to prevent injuries before they go to RTC.

Train hard, but don't over due it, and get rest.
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I'm active duty Navy.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:20 AM   #9
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I'm active duty Navy.
Have you tried the PST yet?
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:30 AM   #10
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Re: First Step To becoming a SEAL

I was going to try this weekend I have to find boots. I dont think flight deck boots will work.
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