About the Book

Since 2010, Jon and Craig have been training people for special operations. Their clients have gone through the toughest SOF selection courses in the world, in every branch of the US military as well as programs in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Belgium with a success rate over 90%.

This textbook is a detailed look at their training system, from big-picture principles down to practical exercises and programming guidelines.

I just got selected in the May SFAS class. Thank you for the great programming; the workouts definitely translated well to the work we had to do.

– Special Forces Candidate

I just got selected in the May SFAS class. Thank you for the great programming; the workouts definitely translated well to the work we had to do.

– Special Forces Candidate

Table of Contents

Book-PS700
  1. Introduction

Part 1 - Principles

  1. Chaos, Complexity and Systems
  2. Movement and Resilience
  3. Mental and Emotional Performance
  4. Skill Acquisition

Part 2 - Practical Application

  1. Energy Systems
  2. Nutrition
  3. Open-Ended Workouts
  4. Mental Skills: Dealing with Pain and Fatigue
  5. Program Standards and Movement Norms
  6. Programming
  7. Mental Models of Training
  8. Performance Norms
  9. Program Examples
  1. Introduction

Part 1 - Principles

  1. Chaos, Complexity and Systems
  2. Movement and Resilience
  3. Mental and Emotional Performance
  4. Skill Acquisition

Part 2 - Practical Application

  1. Energy Systems
  2. Nutrition
  3. Open-Ended Workouts
  4. Mental Skills: Dealing with Pain and Fatigue
  5. Program Standards and Movement Norms
  6. Programming
  7. Mental Models of Training
  8. Performance Norms
  9. Program Examples

Glosticks PS2000

"I just wanted to let you know that I've passed the hills phase known as aptitude. Endurance was the final test 64k in 20hrs with a 60lb. pack then food and water to sustain myself on top. Self navigated across Brecon, this was without doubt the hardest test of physical and mental strength I have faced. As a testament to your programming I am injury-free and in a great headspace, none of the tasks seemed unachievable even when fatigued. Over 220 applicants started and we are already down to 42. Thank you for being part of the journey, its been awesome to train under your guidance for nearly 2 years."

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When I started out I was trying to get ready for my BUD/S PST. My numbers were pretty competitive – about 80 each for pushups and situps, 15 pullups, swim and run below 10 minutes. After your training, I went in at 7:45 on the swim, 110 pushups, still around 80 on the sit-ups since I don’t want to be the sit-up champion, 20 pullups and just below 9 on the run.

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