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Old 07-27-2012, 06:42   #1
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Old 07-27-2012, 13:13   #2
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I think he missed several points by concentrating too much on the physical side of things.

It does not take a lifetime of preparation to succeed. What it takes is an iron will and resolve to not quit and that is first and foremost.

I think he seriously underestimates the need for a person to understand the bodies warning signs such as hydration and tendonitis so as to avoid injury.

He spends way to much time stressing muscle mass instead of mental acuity. But then the Seals go home halfway through medic training and the SF guys continue on hitting the books for another three months or so.

I don't think he knows how many guys wash out in Holding Company before SFAS.
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Old 07-27-2012, 19:23   #3
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The process has changed since I went through in 1971. Back then it was about 40% physical, 30% field knowledge and 30%, FxxK you, I ain't quittin'.....
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Stick with what you know

My question is, why is Stew Smith, former Navy SEAL and fitness author, writing about my beloved Selection. Do they not have enough to write about with BUDS?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:34   #5
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It's not personal - it's just business.

I liked that he had this with the DUI:

Special Forces units perform seven doctrinal missions: Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Direct Action, Combatting Terrorism, Counter-​​proliferation, and Information Operations. These missions make Special Forces unique in the U.S. military, because they are employed throughout the three stages of the operational continuum: peacetime, conflict and war.

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I was just reading this and was throw off by "Ruck Runs". From what I understand from this web-sight ruck running should not be trained, it should be only used when behind in a timed event. Am I mistaken?

I already am to injury prone, so training safely is paramount to me.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:57   #7
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The process has changed since I went through in 1971. Back then it was about 40% physical, 30% field knowledge and 30%, FxxK you, I ain't quittin'.....

But, Mark.... those don't make him any money.... especially the; FU, I ain't quittin' part
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