When you’re preparing yourself for SEAL selection think about what you are going to be tested in.
SEAL selection is based upon the experience of operational conditions in order to prepare recruits for the real deal.
Training will revolve around Mission Specific activities so it makes sense to focus on what these are and what exercise will help you accomplish them.
First, what do we mean by Mission Specific ?
Think about cycling which is a great aerobic and in certain circumstances, anaerobic workout. A US Navy SEAL is unlikely to ever get on a bicycle with his gear and ride into action so though it is a great form of exercise, it bears zero resemblance to anything likely to be encountered on operations. Hiking cross country with a rucksack is a Mission Specific activity as operationally, marching onto a target with heavy loads is a common operational requirement when carrying out a SEAL mission.
Typical US Navy SEAL Missions include:
- Boat Operations
- Combat Swimming
- Dry Deck Shelter & SDV Ops
- Urban Warfare
- Winter Warfare
These are typical US Navy SEAL missions which will require specific muscle conditioning and experience of the activities involved in order to successfully complete the mission.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat