8 weeks to SEALFIT has ratings and 17 reviews. The 8 Weeks to SEALFIT Advanced Training Guide by Mark Divine is a the training .. May 28, SEALFIT training is so demanding that the casual gym-goer looking to shed 10 pounds before swimsuit season need not apply. April 1, fitness instructor Mark Divine, the author of “8 Weeks to SEALFIT: a Navy Seal’s. Former Navy SEAL Commander Divine (The Way of the SEAL), owner of the SEALFIT Training Center in San Diego, Calif., presents a guide.

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Navy SEALs, the special weekw force, follows a warrior tradition that harkens back to Samurais, but fitness experts say the tough regime is gaining popularity with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, lawyers and elite athletes. The workout, geared toward mental as well as physical transformation, is so demanding that the casual gym-goer looking to shed 10 pounds before swimsuit season need not apply.

Divine believes if you lean into hard work it becomes enjoyable, even transformational, although he admits the rigorous type of training has become rare in modern weeis.


About 20 to 30 percent of his clients are women. Breathing exercises, concentration drills and visualization exercises are as crucial as physical prowess to Divine, who is trained in Ashtanga, a rigorous form of yoga, and in martial arts.

Working in as well as working out, he said, cultivates the warrior spirit, or kokoro, a Japanese word he defines as the merging of heart and mind in action. I can pedal harder, cycle harder,” she said. Neal Pire, a sports conditioning expert with the American College of Sports Medicine, said high-intensity, performance-oriented training can be powerfully motivating, but people need to be mentally ready to be able to do it, and to do it faithfully.

He cautioned that the “go faster, go harder, go home mentality” can put the un-coached and unprepared at risk for injury. I equate it to people that have no business performing like an athlete, actually performing like an athlete,” he said. Divine writes in his book that the SEALs have a saying: Do you need this? Already a Monitor Daily subscriber?


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