The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-17
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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This up-to-date guide to physical fitness was researched and prepared by specialists to provide information on attaining the physical strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness demanded of Navy SEALs.
Anyone can benefit from the clearly written and well-illustrated instructions, which cover cardiorespiratory conditioning, running and swimming, strength training, flexibility, calisthenics, and load bearing. Additional subjects include training for specific environments, sports-related injuries, harmful substances that affect performance, and other training-related issues and recommendations.

Author Biography

Editor Patricia A. Deuster is Associate Professor and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

An Introduction by RADM Raymond C. Smith
List of Tables
List of Figures
1. Overview of Physical Fitness
2. SEAL Mission-Related Physical Activities
3. Cardiorespiratory Conditioning
4. Running for Fitness
5. Swimming for Fitness
6. Strength Training
7. Flexibility
8. Calisthenics
9. Plyometrics
10. Load-Bearing
11. Training for Specific Environments
12. Training and Sports Related Injuries
13. Harmful Substances that Affect Performance
14. Other Training-Related Issues
15. Physical Fitness and Training Recommendations
Appendix A. Weight Lifting Techniques
Appendix B. Common Anatomical Terms and Diagrams
Appendix C. Foot Care for Load-Bearing

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