Just the mention of the words "Navy SEAL" brings to mind extreme fitness and stamina, which is well warranted if you take a look at what the basic training for this elite group entails. But you don't have to go into the service (or experience hell week!) in order to get some of the benefits from the workouts these guys perform, you just have to integrate some of those same exercises into your own workout routine.
Here are 6 exercises you can steal from the Navy SEAL training program:
Most of us are not really fond of running, but it's an excellent way to crank up your overall fitness levels. During SEAL training, candidates start off with 2 mile runs, three times a week, keeping the time to under 8½ minutes per mile. That's a good benchmark to try to hit, especially if you aren't a runner at heart. After the first couple of weeks, SEAL candidates are expected to increase the mileage to 3 miles, then 4 miles, and by the ninth week, they run up to 16 miles a week, still keeping their pace as quick as the original 8½ minute per mile level.