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SEALFIT BLOG: Opening Up Your Box of Gold

We’re nearing the end of the year, at a time when we traditionally reconnect ourselves with gratitude, family and community. If you are practicing your morning ritual consistently, you know that reflecting on what you are most grateful for is a part of each day, year-round. If not, then now is an especially good time […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Willpower: How to Guard This Invaluable Resource

In a 2012 talk at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition titled Willpower: Self-Control, Decision-Making and Energy Depletion, Roy Baumeister, a social psychology expert and professor at Florida State, discussed his research on how the brain’s frontal lobe is wired regarding choices and habits that require willpower, or what we can also call […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: The Habit of Excellence

Our habits are the little actions we perform every moment of every day. While most of them aren’t what we would define as ‘bad habits,’ the question is: Are they habits of excellence? If your intention is to compete with the top 1% in your chosen career, sport or discipline, then it all starts with […]

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How Much Better Would Life Be with 20X More Productivity?

If you’ve accepted the challenge that the 20X principle places in front of you—the challenge to prove that you are capable of accomplishing 20 times more, the inevitable question arises: How? And what’s the first step to moving down that path? How do you power up to accelerate to a level of achievement that is […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Train like Superman

In the last two posts, I discussed the use of high-intensity training with functional movements to supercharge your physical training. Now I would like to discuss a third fundamental principle in the SEALFIT program which will allow you to train like Superman (or Superwoman…see end note). That principle is to… Avoid routine by embracing constant […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: The Decline of the Machines

Last week we started discussing the bedrock principles of what makes SEALFIT training extraordinarily effective. As I mentioned last week, high-intensity is the secret ingredient. But what you pour that high-intensity into makes a lot of difference. It’s interesting that “High-Intensity Training,” or “HIT,” was central to the training program advocated by the late Arthur […]

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The SEALFIT Blog: The 5 Winning Attitudes

In last week’s post—“Prepare to Win”— I noted that building a base of solid functional strength and durability keeps you in the fight and prevents weakness in general when inevitable challenges arise. Of course, building that base requires a dedicated focus. It requires that you elevate your training to the same level of importance as […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Prepare to Win

This post continues our discussion about SEALFIT Basic Training. One of our key outcomes with our WOD program is to develop functional, relative strength. In my last post, I defined strength as the ability of muscles to apply force. Strength is often trained with power lifting movements such as a deadlift or back squat and […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: An Introduction to SEALFIT Basic Training

In our next series, I want to dig into SEALFIT Basic Training—both the purpose and the principles. The heart of 8 Weeks to SEALFIT is Advanced Operator Training (AOT). AOT, as I’ve written, it’s a hard-hitting, high-volume training program that has rooted directly in the original purpose of my training center in Encinitas, California: I […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: The Clean-Eating Challenge Revolution

In late 2010, one of the most accomplished and celebrated sports scientists in the world was at a personal crossroads. South Africa’s Dr. Tim Noakes, MD, had spent more than three decades conducting research on peak endurance performance, and a center to his work had been research on metabolism. The belief that Noakes and other […]

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