8 weeks to SEALfit A Navy SEAL's guide to unconventional training for physical and mental toughness

Mark Divine

Book - 2014

"To be SEALFit (tm) was developed by retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine for the unique and specialized needs of professionals seeking to reach their fullest potential. To be SEALFit means you embody the character traits of discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and authentic leadership. We all share a need for our minds and bodies to work at peak performance over long periods of time, while maintaining an unconquerable spirit. The SEALFit athlete is ...different than the sport athlete. He or she demonstrates great endurance, the ability to train without equipment, be prepared for the known and the unknown, can display intense work capacity, are durable, mentally tough, and flourish as part of a team. These qualities allow strong individuals to thrive in life and lead by example. With 8 Weeks to SEALFit the athlete will: master the unbeatable mind get the best workout available with the least amount of equipment take a level-headed approach to nutrition develop exceptional overall functional strength, fitness, and mental toughness - the qualities that make a Navy SEAL Through teamwork, mental and physical preparation, and proper nutrition the SEALFIT athlete can cultivate the "Kokoro" (warrior) spirit, helping them be unbeatable in life. Join the thousands of other SEALFIT athletes that have improved their well-being through these tried and true methods presented by Commander Mark Divine"--

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Subjects
Published
New York : St. Martin's Griffin 2014.
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781250040541
125004054X
Main Author
Mark Divine (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Recent exercise literature touts the health benefits of performing brief spurts of highly intense workouts that add resistance training and incorporate a broad range of multiple-joint movements. Not surprisingly, many combat or military fitness books have been published on this subject. Yet most are based on elite standards or extremes in instruction. Divine, a former SEAL who has trained many would-be members of the U.S. Navy and now owns and operates his own teaching facility, strives to mediate this. The author shows readers how to develop themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually and focuses on actions that are functional, intense, and involve combinations of cardiovascular exercise, gymnastics, and body-weight lifting to achieve healthy results. Each session starts with a baseline and warm-up and references the author's website, sealfit.com; which guides readers through how to perform stretches/exercises. This book might help readers push beyond normal aerobic routines, but its print format and advanced nature may hamper use. VERDICT Overall, Divine's guide caters to those who want functional workouts combined with the ability to interchange various activities that can be performed at high intensity. Suitable for most fitness collections and for avid health enthusiasts.—John N. Jax, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., La Crosse [Page 107]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Former Navy SEAL Commander Divine (The Way of the SEAL), owner of the SEALFIT Training Center in San Diego, Calif., presents a guide that covers physical and mental training, a modified Paleo diet, and SEAL philosophy, affirmations, and journaling intended to turn committed exercisers into athletes with a "warrior mind." SEALFIT combines Ashtanga Yoga, Navy SEAL regimens, and CrossFit training with endurance sports and some forms of martial arts to create lifetime athletes who are disciplined in both mind and body. The first six chapters focus on SEALFIT philosophy, enhanced by Divine's anecdotes and advice on how to "embrace the suck," think like a warrior, and endure rigorous training. Chapter 7, "On-Ramp Training," details a four-week regimen to bring participants up to speed. Chapter 8, "Advanced Operator Training," offers the heart of program, with precise day-by-day workouts that make-up phases of Divinie's eight-week conditioning plan: stamina, strength, power, de-load, and personal record. The appendices include additional resources for fortifying the mind, a modified basic training program for those who don't have the time to commit to Advanced Operator Training, as well as extensive grocery lists. Divine's brusque tone will appeal to readers looking to be pushed beyond their limits. 120 b&w photos. (Apr.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Offers an eight week physical fitness training program developed by a former Navy SEAL commander intended to foster the characteristics exemplefied by Navy SEALs with a minimum of equipment.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Developed by a retired Navy SEAL Commander, this groundbreaking fitness regimen, providing in-depth philosophy and training on how to develop the character traits that go into making a Navy SEAL, shows how to get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipment. Original,

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"To be SEALFit (tm) was developed by retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine for the unique and specialized needs of professionals seeking to reach their fullest potential. To be SEALFit means you embody the character traits of discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and authentic leadership. We all share a need for our minds and bodies to work at peak performance over long periods of time, while maintaining an unconquerable spirit. The SEALFit athlete is different thanthe sport athlete. He or she demonstrates great endurance, the ability to train without equipment, be prepared for the known and the unknown, can display intense work capacity, are durable, mentally tough, and flourish as part of a team. These qualities allow strong individuals to thrive in life and lead by example. With 8 Weeks to SEALFit the athlete will: master the unbeatable mind get the best workout available with the least amount of equipment take a level-headed approach to nutrition develop exceptional overall functional strength, fitness, and mental toughness - the qualities that make a Navy SEAL Through teamwork, mental and physical preparation, and proper nutrition the SEALFIT athlete can cultivate the "Kokoro" (warrior) spirit, helping them beunbeatable in life. Join the thousands of other SEALFIT athletes that have improved their well-being through these tried and true methods presented by Commander Mark Divine"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A workout book with techniques used by Navy SEALs combined with Cross Fit by a well known Navy SEAL fitness instructor

Review by Publisher Summary 5

8 Weeks to SEALFIT plunges you into more than a workout program. Mark Divine’s stories and assignments will develop your mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual warrior as well as your physical warrior.What You Will Learn • Develop the character traits of a Navy SEAL • Forge an unbeatable mind • Adopt a level-headed approach to nutrition • Gain exceptional overall strength and stamina • Improve work capacity and durability • Get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipmentA Sneak Peek into 8 Weeks to SEALFITIt begins with your arrival as a Navy SEAL BUD/S cadet. There’s no time to dilly dally. You either do the first workout and commit to this training, or don’t bother. Next day, you move on to another challenge completely different than what you’d expect. It’s not the stuff for doubters, quitters, or complainers.These 8 weeks will be hard. Mark will push your physical body to its limits and test your inner resolve. You’ll be tempted to give up. But if you embrace the suck of the challenge, you’ll begin to win. The stories and adventures Mark takes you on — escaping battlefield danger, calming yourself when there’s no way out, learning to trust your gut — will tap into more power than you knew you had. You’ll begin to glimpse, and reach, your full potential. You’ll develop the character that makes a Navy SEAL: discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and leadership. You’ll thrive in a teamwork setting. You’ll learn to laugh and not take your circumstances so seriously. You’ll even know how to functionally train without equipment. This is the ground-breaking training that increases SEALFIT athletes’ overall endurance, work capacity, and toughness. Be someone special. Let’s get started…