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The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition: Updated for Today's Warrior Elite Paperback – January 15, 2008
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Stewart “Stew” Smith is a United States Naval Academy graduate. After four years on the SEAL teams, Stew was stationed at the Naval Academy and put in charge of the physical training and selection of future BUD/S candidates. The workout he developed to prepare for BUD/S was used by many, all of whom successfully completed BUD/S training. He is the author of The S.W.A.T. Workout, The Official Five-Star Fitness Boot Camp Workout, Updated Edition, and others.
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I have been doing modified versions of Stews workouts with my oldest son. We will start using the "12 weeks to BUD/S" workout next week after he graduates from High School and we can coordinate our schedules to get these grueling workouts in every day. His plan is to become a Navy SEAL after he graduates from college. I was a Navy diver a long time ago and my plan is to just get into great shape because I am getting older and I still have three younger sons to keep up with after my oldest leaves the nest. It gets harder every year...
The modified versions of Stews workouts we have been using vary day to day. We normally go hit the Appalachian trail (which is close to our home) and run on the trails. We get in a good stretch, then start running. We hit numerous places on the trail to stop and workout. The workout is so much better with a great view! We will do pushups, pullups, 8 count body builders, mountainclimbers, sit ups, etc. Then we start running again until we hit our next workout spot. We normally run a minimum of 5 miles and stop for workouts 5 or 6 times. Other days we hit the lake and go swimming.
The book lightly covers nutrition. By that I mean it does not give detailed meal plans, but rather gives general guidelines for nutrition. The general guidelines mention things like don't eat fried chicken, instead eat skinless chicken breasts, or use more healthy oils like canola or olive oil instead of vegetable shortening. His general guidelines are good, but nutrition could easily fill up 4 or 5 books on its own. So if you were not aware that fried chicken or vegetable shortening was a poor choice, you should probably pick up a sports nutrition book like The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition or Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook.
The nutrition aspect of this workout is important. If you follow Stews workout you will be burning huge amounts of calories and will be eating more. I have increased my portions at each meal, snack on almonds and fruit all day, and still lost a few pounds. The big changes are when I step onto my bodyfat scale and I can see my bodyfat and visceral fat going down while my muscle mass increases. I am not sure how many calories I am taking in each day, but it is a lot, and I am still seeing great progress due to the tough workouts. Plus I feel fantastic.
This book has a lot of value if your goal is to get into good enough shape to become a Navy SEAL, or a member of any Specwar outfit. It also has great value if your goal is to just get into fantastic physical condition. The workouts in this book will require some commitment and dedication if you plan on completing them. But if your goal is to be in great shape, thats an easy trade-off and in my opinion well worth it.
Realistic diet\nutrition guide, good explanation of all the excercises and an easy and usable exercise guide.
Are you a beginner? Follow the begginers guide. Getting better? Go to the intermediate. Have you mastered that? get to the advanced section.
The book tackles overtraining, injuries, swimming technique and a bunch of other things.
I am working out with the intention of passing some hard core exams and this book is doing it for me.
Its not a magical solution, the work is yours not the books but I like the setup, I value it's advice and the exercise program, be it the general set or the one aimed at helping you run faster\longer has done a lot for me.
I have to admit I was a bit surprised when my wife bought this book for the family because when I read the title I had the thought that a "seal" workout was to haul out on a sunny rock somewhere and sleep until the smell of fresh seafood aroused one enough to go eat again. I am no longer under that misimpression and am better for it.
Highly recommend it