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Spec Ops Candidates - Is This You?

Stew Smith

Tell me if this is you… 

Are you an aspiring special operations candidate who dreams of becoming a special forces operator? 

Currently, are you focusing on crushing your fitness test and preparing for spec ops selection. AKA – try to get TO and THROUGH the training

Ultimately, your goal is to serve in special operations and belong to an elite team of warriors.  Is this you?

You would you be ecstatic if you could be at this level today:

  • Crush fitness test.
  • Pass selection standards.
  • Get a spec ops contract.

You may need more time, as right now you likely need to figure out how to: 

  • Get rid of physical weaknesses (such as strength, swimming or running).
  • Get mentally tougher.
  • Crush the PT Test, but also build up durability and overall work capacity to endure training. 

You have to be patient with the process as it is easy to get frustrated by the fact that you are: 

  • Seeing very little progress with ALL you have to do.
  • It's more competitive to get a slot to training than you realized.
  • It's even harder to get THROUGH the training once you get there – getting TO the training is the easy part. 

Do you need answers because what you are doing is not working? 

  • How can I quickly become a better swimmer or runner?
  • How can I get stronger to handle the load bearing activities of training (such as rucks, boats, and log PT)?
  • How can prevent injuries and deal with aches and pains so they don't stop me?

So what is holding you up? Is it… 

  • Not having access to ideal training facilities?
  • You think you have to be a born runner or swimmer to succeed?
  • That you see great athletes quitting all the time, so you think how am I going to survive training? 

You need to focus on what you want to do and WHY.  In your case, you want to 

  • Pass selection on the first try – First Time Every time!
  • Not even consider quitting during training!
  • Serve your country with like-minded people in an elite team setting! 

Here is where I would start. 

I invite you to check out my critical article, Getting To and Through BUDs, - Just read it and you can apply this to any spec ops selection.  Consider this an objective guideline - "Your Quick-Start Guide for The Basics – Getting TO and THROUGH Selection.”

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