Navy SEALs require an extraordinarily high level of total body physical fitness. A combination of muscular strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness is essential to carry out assigned missions.
To train most effectively for these physically demanding tasks, SEALs need clear, concise, and authoritative guidance on physical fitness training. The Navy created The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide to meet this need. We have converted the guide to an ebook of unparalleled content.
The authors of this comprehensive guide, physicians and physiologists, were chosen because of their special qualifications in the area of physical fitness and their knowledge of the SEAL community. Their expertise ensured the guide was written with a goal of expanding the individual Navy SEAL's knowledge of attaining and retaining a high level of fitness.
Because SEALs train for mission related performance, the objective for every workout is elite fitness, validated by the ability to perform every task at the level necessary to accomplish any mission – no matter what. What does that mean? It means that training must be comprised of broad and inclusive, constantly varied functional movements that are performed at high intensity in order to prepare for the unknown.
The Navy SEALS are an elite branch of the U.S. Special Forces whose reputation for outstanding physical fitness is unparalleled. Now everybody that wants to improve his or her health, strength and endurance can take advantage of this information.
• Overview of physical fitness
• Exercise physiology
• Muscle structure and Function
• Principles of physical training
• Specificity of training
• Determining your training heart rate
• Energy systems used by exercising muscle
• Lactic acid and ATP-CP system for anaerobic work
• Methods of physical training
• Cardiorespiratory conditioning
• Determination of work rate
• Active recovery
• How to estimate your maximal aerobic capacity
• Types of aerobic activities
• Basic workouts
• Running for fitness
• Swimming for fitness
• Strength training
• Flexibility training
• Sports related injuries
• Physical fitness and training recommendations
• Weight lifting techniques
• Anatomical terms and diagrams
Feel like a SEAL!
Unlike many fitness books, this one doesn't put you down or tell you to get off your fat, lazy gluteus maximus. Instead, it assumes you are already fit, and have it in your mind that you want to be even more fit! No celebrity endorsements here, either (I'm looking at you, Arnold and Oprah). Just good, solid information.