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Sealfit Workouts


#1

CT gotta hear your opinion on these style workouts ?!

Baseline: Pre-SOP and box breathing, then ROM drills. Run 800m, then 30-20-10 reps of sumo deadlift high pull (65#/45#), push ups.

Strength: Conventional deficit deadlift from a 2â?? platform â?? Work up to a 1 RM. (For his movement, everything stays the same as a regular deadlift; however you are going to stand on a 2â?? platform to provide a deficit. A 45# plate works great if you do not have a different platform built.)

Stamina: 3 rounds, not timed: 8x stiff legged deadlift (135#-225#/95#-155#), 20x Bulgarian split squat (perform a lunge with the back foot on a box and for the weight hold 2 KB or DB. Use the heaviest weight you can for 20 total reps), max rep toes to bar.

Work Capacity: Complete 40-30-20-10 reps of the followingâ?¦

DB snatch, alternating (35#/25#)
Calories on the rower
Durability: 4 mile timed run. SEALFIT Yoga Mobility drills. Hydrate and fuel within 30 minutes. Journal post training session SOP.


#2

How is that different from any Crossfit workout?


#3

on the sealfit website they say that their workouts take crossfit one step further i have a crossfit gym near me and the wods are just that like cindy etc with a strength exercise first but nothing like the above do you think the above style workout is viable ?


#4

I personally find the metabolic work to be excessive and I don't like the idea of doing the strength portion second.

Everybody wants to "take crossfit to the next level" so that they can make money. But for having done Crossfit workout and having my wife do Crossfit 5 days a week, if it's taken up a notch you end up doing too much metabolic work which will compromise strength and muscle gain.


#5

I'd agree with that totally. Only caveat I would offer is that if it is a real SEAL regimen, the metabolic work and endurance is a long way first priority for the SOCOM guys because of their mission profiles, so that workout would fit a little bit more the needs of a first drop unit member. If it's just a "SEALfit" fitness class or gym/personal trainer, then yeah....total agreement with CT.


#6

That is most likely just a marketing name to try to make a few bucks... or the coach is a former SEAL who decided to use that as a way to market himself


#7

The owner/head coach/main man, Mark Divine is an Ex SEAL Commander. Some of the workouts are designed for those wishing to attend BUD/s - I think these are the 'Operator' WODs or something...

I think it's a pretty extreme way of training, and don't think it's a viable program to follow daily based on my experience. What usually happens is the workouts get split into 2 training sessions to be done throughout the day which sort of defeats the purpose of it being high volume and mentally challenging. The workloads suddenly become a lot more manageable i.e. strength session and a conditioning/work capacity type session. And then when you look at it, you start to think... Why am I following a random set/rep progression with strength and not a decent, proven program (SS, TM, 5/3/1, WS etc etc) with conditioning tagged on separately...

It is recommended that when following it, you work up to doing the sessions as a oner, and if not possible all the time to do it when you can as a sort of challenge. In a way, I like that about it because it is tough and does build your mental toughness a little when you're faced with a grinder of a 2 hour session. This is essential if you're wishing to join the military... Not so much if you're just interested in getting fit.

I must say though, I think your overall goals would dictate whether or not this is a viable, or even good idea. If you're not wanting to join SF or SEALs then there's probably better things out there.