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What Does a Typical BUDS Class Look Like? The Rule of Thirds Apply

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What Does a Typical BUDS Class Look Like? The Rule of Thirds Apply

The Rule of Thirds and How it Applies to Your Training and the Makeup of Your Future BUD/S Class... You may have heard about the Rule of Thirds if you have trained hard for an athletic or tactical fitness goal. I first heard it in my teens/early 20s when training hard for sports and pre-military service. It goes like this: - 1/3 of your training days will be great! Top Notch - PR Level Performance even. - 1/3 of your training days will be good but not bad. Not 100% but not bottom 50%.  - 1/3 of your training days will...

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The Sooner You Accept This One Fact, The Better You Will Feel and the Healthier You Will Be

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The Sooner You Accept This One Fact, The Better You Will Feel  and the Healthier You Will Be

You Will Be Older Longer Than You Are Younger  Seems like a blink that I was on this field doing my first workouts as a Plebe at USNA. (now almost 40 yrs ago) Hey, OGs, who needs to get back on the fitness wagon? It's time to face the truth: you will be older longer than you were younger. But don't let that discourage you! It should motivate you to take control of your health and wellness NOW as you navigate this new phase of your life, or soon-to-be life - if you are lucky. I made this realization in my 40s and developed...

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Cutting Workouts Short – Prioritize Missed Section and Make-Up Options

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Cutting Workouts Short – Prioritize Missed Section and Make-Up Options

What To Do When You Miss All or Some of Your Workout Often, life can get in the way of our best-made plans and affect things we want to do with our full efforts. When you run out of time and miss sections of your workout due to such occurrences, some rules can help you focus on what you need or find ways to make up for what you missed later. Here are some general guidelines to stay focused when everything else is working against you: - Learn how to prioritize and make up missed workouts, even when time and...

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The Under-Over 25-75/Tread Workout

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The Under-Over 25-75/Tread Workout

Boost Your Water Confidence for Military Special Ops and Warfare Programs If you're looking to ace those rigorous military special ops and special warfare diving assessments and selection programs, you've got to build up your confidence in the water. One of the essential swim workouts for those aspiring to make the cut is to choose the drills that make you uneasy - it's key to push your comfort zone with these exercises. Here is what is looks like in circuit form:Repeat 5-10 timesTread 1 minute (no hands) - odd sets (1,3,5,7..)Tread 1 minute with weight in both hands - even...

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Try This Test to See Where You Rank on Strength / Muscle Stamina Spectrum

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Try This Test to See Where You Rank on Strength / Muscle Stamina Spectrum

The Pullup / Dip Combo Test Test Your Limits with This Advanced Upper Body Training Routine Are you looking to take your upper body workout to the next level? If so, we have just the challenge for you. We've discovered a challenging yet quick workout that will push your upper body training to new heights in preparation for calisthenics and weighted calisthenics fitness tests. After trying various options, we've noticed that participants fall into three categories: New to Tactical Fitness, Intermediate (2 Groups), and Advanced Tactical Fitness for Upper Body Events:   Here is the challenge: Repeat 3 times WV Pullups –...

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