I'm beginning fitness training for special forces selection and would like some advice.

I'm beginning fitness training for special forces selection and would like some advice. If any of you have served in a SOF group or know much about selection, anything you can provide will be highly beneficial. Routines, diet, lifestyle changes, focus, absolutely anything. My current fitness level is above average but I'm not near where I need to be.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Forgot to specify, but this is Army

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >army

      Come on bro, army is only if you’re functionally illiterate.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you in the Army right now? Do that first. Don't do 18X, that's a fucking trap. Just go 11B or something, spend a year getting accustomed to everything, demonstrate yourself to be a driven individual, and let your CoC know you want to go to selection. Volunteer for as many schools as possible, drop a packet, and train train train with anyone who offers.

    Alternatively, and this is what I did, position yourself in a support unit that works side-by-side with SF. You get to play with big boy rules, more freedom and better toys than the rest of the Army, but you don't necessarily have to do all the bullshit that comes with selection if you don't want to.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What you have done with your career is the military equivalent of becoming a professional ball-boy on a tennis court and bragging about throwing a tennis ball to Roger Federer.

      Driving a forklift in a warehouse which issues blankets to SEALs is nothing like killing Osama Bin Laden and you know it. No one gives a fuck about you or what you do, you never had it in you to become an operator and you always knew that; your life has been one gigantic cope ever since you signed the dotted line. Every now and again some GB or Unit guy will go on a Podcast and talk about how much he appreciated the support staff, but where was your mention in his book? The guys you signed out night vision to are now millionaires doing public speaking tours, writing books, selling t-shirts. You will die alone, telling anyone who will listen about how you "supported SOF" and no one will ever remember you

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        wasted dubs. You're a moronsoul.

        https://i.imgur.com/mhrWQC2.png

        I'm beginning fitness training for special forces selection and would like some advice. If any of you have served in a SOF group or know much about selection, anything you can provide will be highly beneficial. Routines, diet, lifestyle changes, focus, absolutely anything. My current fitness level is above average but I'm not near where I need to be.

        OP, I was SOF from 2009-2012, not in the US military.
        You can easily google selection standards for whatever outfit you're hoping for; just keep in mind they're minimums and you should outperform all of them.

        Truthfully, the directing staff aren't looking for the biggest guy, the strongest or even the smartest guy. A good mental attitude is all it actually takes provided you're in good shape.
        Cardio, bodyweight exercises, and INJURY PREVENTION are what you need to train for. The ability to move your body in space, not objects, will serve you most. Train without headphones. Good luck!

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >3 years
          Israeli detected.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Injury. I lift for the destruction of Israel.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Driving a forklift in a warehouse which issues blankets to SEALs is nothing like killing Osama Bin Laden and you know it. No one gives a fuck about you or what you do, you never had it in you to become an operator and you always knew that

        Lmao there’s a LOT of middle ground between support/POG and the guys that killed Osama. And EVERYONE, INCLUDING the guys that killed Osama (not that you nor anyone else on this board will ever be that important), will also be a loser that no one gives a fuck about. It’s a job, you fucking larper. This is like bragging about being the best tire-changing mechanic at fuckin Jiffy Lube. It’s better to leave the army with translatable-to-real-work experience, no injuries / chronic pain, and no PTSD/deafness/emotional instability (which is the payoff for being a super badass tough guy gay for 3 years - not a fair deal).

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >join the army to do a job which isn't shooting people
          >that way when you leave the army you can do the same job in the civilian world
          why the fuck did you join the army then you dumb fuck? you literally may as well have not bothered
          >Peeling potatoes for Green Berets was such a fulfilling career now I'm a cook at my local restaurant frying mechanically recovered meat
          gee whiz what a life

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Youre a fucking teenager if you think anyone in the army is “fulfilled”, you’re doing chores to justify a criminally bloated military budget, and it’s been that way for 100 years now. Pretty much 99.9% of adult are unfulfilled in their work because it’s just a fucking job. And the army is a job too. You’re getting a paycheck. If you actually are living that CoD MW2 life and running around operator style assassinating big baddies, then good for you, but we all know you aren’t doing that.

            >peeling potatoes for green berets is bad
            >being a green beret eating potatoes is… good?
            Explain why. It’s just a job like any other, with its own set of occupational hazards and headaches. No one is fighting in a holy war you fucking moron.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Not even in the military yet
        >Has the nerve to shit talk veterans who actually knowssomething

        You unironically will not pass selection with that fucking attitude. Physical fitness is only half the battle. You need to respect people who have more knowledge than you or you will get blown the fuck up when you get in the army. Even a POG can contribute because so much of the military has shared culture and basic skills at a certain level. If you act like a shithead you will get peer dropped.

        Fuck you. Also maybe try posting on IST, the board dedicated to guns and militaries, rather than a gay porn board full neverserve europeans and fragile ego meatheads.

        t. Army Guard Officer Candidate

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >t. Officer Candidate
          Recommend you be studying right now vice shitposting, sir.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Eh, I just got off work, and don't have drill for another 3 weeks. I've definitely been slacking on my Army shit though because I've been caught up with some new pussy lately.

            I'm not a sir yet, I commission next August. What's your MOS, pal?

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Butterbars gays like you are the reason fragging exists

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Navy actually, am ETN

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >spitting in the face of good advice because he fell for call of duty memes

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        HAH. If I had a dollar for every GB who became a millionaire and a nickel for every GB who was forgotten after being KIA or has pstd with a broken marriage and no help from the VA while he drinks himself to death.

        I’d have a lot of money and still only handle full of bills to use the vending machine.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus dude I didn't say become a Fobbit. Sounds like someone's coping. There's a big range of roles that aren't bitch logistics work that SF still needs. For instance, everyone I've ever met in the 160th Aviation is a certified stud. Getting to fly rotor wing on the missions is badass.

        Me personally, I started my career as a 12D, so diving engineer. EOD, welding, salvage, that sort of shit. Three years in, I got a waiver to go to CDQC, aka SF dive school, because they had space. I went there, and after that they picked me up to be support specialist. So I'd tag along on operations that involved underwater infil/exfil, scouting ahead and leading the diving part of the missions, and got to see combat that way.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally just do cardio, legs (squats), and long back pack walks at a 12mile/3hours pace. This all you need.i am not saying to ignore lifting your other muscles, but focus on these. On a different note, the army/special groups are not what they seem from the outside. I recommend you to just go to college and get a good degree.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    A big factor will be straight up luck. I met a ton if guys doing SF training (usually 2 year programs) that did everything correctly, were 100% fit enough, dedicated, mentally strong af, wanted it bad, etc. and got washed out because of an injury. It was pretty fucked to hear some of their stories. Also, depending on the rate of applicants they're looking to accept, you may get washed out because some board has to follow an arbitrary metric which means you may get cut for some BS like "didn't show enough leadership initiative" when culling time comes. Good luck

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Special Forces selections filter out just as many quitters as they uncover genetically gifted people who never knew what they were truly capable of.

      One thing I picked up on about basically all of the popular Tier 1 operator veteran social media personalities is that they all harp on about how they're just regular guys who aren't smart and aren't anything special and that they were slow learners and get everything wrong but they succeeded because they just didn't quit and kept moving forward. It's complete bullshit.

      100% of these people coasted through their childhoods because they were supremely gifted and intelligent and didn't realise it until they started flying miles ahead of 99.999% of their peers whilst putting in no more effort or less effort than people achieving 100th of what they were.

      Robert O'Neill learned to swim months before going into the Navy and finished his career in Development Group. Andy Stumpf was an DEVGRU, was a Crossfit athlete, hold world records as a civilian pilot includng flying a gulfstream with the fewest hours in aviation history, and holds multiple world records for wingsuit flying and has trained multiple martial arts his whole life.

      If you plucked 10 random guys from different Tier 1 units from US, Canada, UK, France, and told them that they had 7 years to become Doctors and get a Surgery Residency I guarantee 9 out of 10 would be able to do it.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    good goy

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're going to fail (unfairly, by design) and then they're going to make you do bitch work for your entire contract. Just pick a comfy engineering rate/MOS instead.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are not running sub 12:30 two miles and do not have a sub 2 hour 12 mile with a ruck. Do NOT sign a contract for 18x. It is a scam to get kiddos who think they are fit enough to make it and don’t realize when they fail, they dont go home or try again. They get needs of the army which is ever MOS they couldn’t get a normal person to sign up for. How would you like your day job to be packing parachutes 8 hours a day. Cause thats what my rigger friend does who got failed on day 0 of SFAS.

    Go 11b or 19c. Be a stud, stay fit, and go to ranger school. Go to ranger regiment, then go to sfas. Chances are by this point you won’t even care abour sfas cause ranger regiment is already a SOF unit that gets huge perks and cool deployments.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just be an officer bruh.

    I am and its so chill. I get paid as much as a dude whos been in the army 12 years longer than me. I am only 23. No one says shit to me and I don’t get fucked with one bit. Even better, anytime one of my guys does something good my boss always gives me a pat on the back as well.

    I also can switch jobs so easy. There are so many options for me its unreal.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Guys who make it in SOF don't need to ask for advice on Mongolian basket weaving forums.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's mentality and will and luck that you don't hurt yourself if your physical base is solid enough. do all kinds of cardio backpack walking, lumberjacking, cross country running, swimming etc

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