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Swimming 101

By Craig Weller / July 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

Swimming technique Like treading water, swimming is not a problem that can be solved with sheer physical effort. Your speed and endurance in the water is heavily dependent on your technical skill. Your swim training should be focused on skill development, with fitness coming as a byproduct of that training. If you use swimming as […]

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Water Confidence Training

By Craig Weller / July 6, 2021 / 2 Comments

Water-based events in SOF selection are ruthlessly effective ways to reveal the interaction between mind and body. To a much greater extent than with things like running or doing lots of pushups, you can’t solve problems in the water by just physically trying harder. You have to try better, and this is highly dependent on […]

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Assessment: Physical Standards

By Jonathan Pope / May 5, 2021 / 2 Comments

“How much running, rucking, swimming, calisthenics, and strength training should I be doing to prepare for selection?” This is one of the most common questions we get from aspiring SOF candidates, and understandably so.  Of course you’ll have to do all of these things, but the volume and intensity of each can and should vary […]

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Training Principles

By Jonathan Pope / March 30, 2021 / 1 Comment

Regardless of your age, background, or what you are training for, principles should guide your training process. The following principles can be used to help guide your thinking when developing or considering whether a training plan is appropriate for you.  1 – Specificity    Specificity is the principle that training should stress the exact systems […]

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A Pair of Boots

By Craig Weller / January 30, 2021 / 3 Comments

I was still 17 when I enlisted in the Navy. My parents had to sign the enlistment paperwork for me since I wasn’t of legal age. This wasn’t without some resistance. I could have become a doctor. Or a lawyer. These are the two jobs that are supposed to be in your future when you’re […]

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