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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #26
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    To be honest, I would've thought that the Navy Seal workout would be more intense. We used to swim for 90-120 minutes continuously in high school swim practice.

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    That Navy Seal "workout" that ya'll are looking at is designed to gradually introduce people into some of the workouts that you will encounter while in BUD/S. This is by no means a regular workout for a Seal.

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    The swimming is just one element to it

    say for example on a Monday in the final week -

    Running: 5
    Pushups: 20 sets of 20 pushups,
    Situps: 20 sets of 25 situps,
    Pullups: 5 sets of 12 pullups,
    Dips: 20 sets of 15 dips,
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 75 min.

    that's not easy...
    Eat your cereal with a fork and do your homework in the dark

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    Any idea what kind of cal intake you should be looking for when on this workout?

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    a higher intake then you normally would... noone can tell you how many because it varies body to body have a set point in calories depending on your goal and adjust from there.

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    The work-out listed is a step in the right direction to get you ready for the test you must take and pass to get accepted into the SEAL program.
    The Navy has a few special forces choices including SEALS,Divers,and EOD.All of these require a certain ASVAB score to be accepted first,a physical to make sure your body is in tune,and then you must pass the pre-physical test to even get accepted into one of these programs.Also understand there is a waiting list,which you might have to wait up to a year to get a slot into a school.
    These numbers aren't exact,but are close for the SEAL program.Remember these are the min,and every thing must be passed,and these numbers will have to improve greatly as you get into training.

    500 yard swin in 12:00,using only the breast or side stroke.
    10 minute rest
    42 pushups in 2 minutes.
    2 minute rest
    42 situps in 2 minutes
    2 minute rest
    6 dead hang pullups
    10 minute rest
    1 1/2 run in 11:30

    I have a 16 year old son that is going to try get into the Navy dive program.He will be taking his test late May,early June.It's tough test,after the swimming part the push-ups are tough,and so on.
    Hope this helps a few of the kids,young adults who had questions on this subject.

    Ryan Hale

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    The SEAL workout posted is not in any relation to what SEALs actually do. The program is a gradual step into physical fitness that gets you near that of a SEAL by the end of it. Swimming will destroy you until you learn form, trust me. If you are getting in shape for basic I would suggest crossfit. If crossfit doesn't appeal to you then focus on lifting and cardio. Swimming is a blessing for cardio if you have access.

    Zach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    5 years old.
    Haha, wow. I never pay attention to dates... I'm going to call it a dead thread. Why did it get revived?

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    Sorry guys,I'm the one that brought it back up.I was doing a search on topics and found it.

    Ryan Hale

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    at least people are using the search function
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBoy View Post
    I have been lifting seriously for about 4 months. I am 17 160 lbs 12% bf. I used to be 210lbs 30% fat. When I first started working out all i did was bodyweight excersises like pushups/situps and running. I am considering getting into martial arts, I am also in soccer. I plan to go into the military after high school(1 year away). I was just wondering if i followed something like this navy seal workout routine how would it affect my body? What I mean is would I gain any muscle/size? or would I just get really skinny. I really want to try this but I am afraid I will lose the gains I have made in weight lifting. Just looking for some advice....... thanks in advance


    First 9 Weeks:

    Week 1

    Running: 2 miles, 8:30 pace, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pushups: 4 sets of 15 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 4 sets of 20 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 3 sets of 3 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 15 min. 4-5 days/week
    Week 2

    Running: 2 miles, 8:30 pace, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pushups: 5 sets of 20 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 5 sets of 20 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 3 sets of 3 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 15 min. 4-5 days/week
    Week 3

    Running: No running
    Pushups: 5 sets of 25 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 5 sets of 25 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 3 sets of 4 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 20 min. 4-5 days/week
    Week 4

    Running: 3 miles, 8:30 pace, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pushups: 5 sets of 25 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 5 sets of 25 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 3 sets of 4 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 20 min. 4-5 days/week
    Weeks 5-6

    Running: 2 / 3 / 4 / 2 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr
    Pushups: 6 sets of 25 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 6 sets of 25 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 2 sets of 8 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 25 min. 4-5 days/week
    Weeks 7-8

    Running: 4 / 4 / 5 / 3 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr
    Pushups: 6 sets of 30 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 6 sets of 30 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 2 sets of 10 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 30 min. 4-5 days/week
    Week 9

    Running: 4 / 4 / 5 / 3 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr
    Pushups: 6 sets of 30 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 6 sets of 30 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 3 sets of 10 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 35 min. 4-5 days/week
    Second 9 weeks:
    Week 1 & 2

    Running: 3 / 5 / 4 / 5 / 2 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr/Sa
    Pushups: 6 sets of 30 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 6 sets of 35 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 3 sets of 10 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Dips: 3 sets of 20 dips, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 35 min. 4-5 days/week
    Weeks 3-4

    Running: 4 / 5 / 6 / 4 / 3 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr/Sa
    Pushups: 10 sets of 20 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 10 sets of 25 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 4 sets of 10 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Dips: 10 sets of 15 dips, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 45 min. 4-5 days/week
    Week 5

    Running: 5 / 5 / 6 / 4 / 4 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr/Sa
    Pushups: 15 sets of 20 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 15 sets of 25 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 4 sets of 12 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Dips: 15 sets of 15 dips, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 60 min. 4-5 days/week
    Week 6 and beyond

    Running: 5 / 6 / 6 / 6 / 4 miles, Mo/Tu/We/Fr/Sa
    Pushups: 20 sets of 20 pushups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Situps: 20 sets of 25 situps, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Pullups: 5 sets of 12 pullups, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Dips: 20 sets of 15 dips, Mon/Wed/Fri
    Swimming: Swim continuously for 75 min. 4-5 days/week
    I found this thread a couple of months ago, sorry about the 6 year bump!

    I just want to say this routine is so awesome, I have had really good results. Thank you so much for writing it up, I've got a print out on my bedroom wall.

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    Push ups are not hard.
    I've been doing strictly push ups for two months. When I started I was only able to do 12 push ups with out weight, and 7 with weight. As of right now (just got off the floor) I can do 50 consecutive push ups with no weight and 20 with a 25lb weight on my back in only two months of dedication. Push ups are only easy IF you do them. Most people don't want to but honestly they have done more for me when it comes to mass than bench press EVER has. I love push ups and recommend them to everyone.

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    I actually agree somewhat.

    One thing I've noticed about people who say push ups suck, are the ones who don't do them properly. If you do them slowly with extremely strict form, I find the pump is much better than the bench press.

    Nothing wrong with implementing both into your routine I guess.

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