SEALFIT Part 10

By Various

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil, Videos

June 20, 2011

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Leave your tights, weightlifting shoes and iPods at the door. In this camp, your name doesn’t go on the whiteboard. It goes on your plain white T-shirt.

This is SEALFIT’s Kokoro Camp.

On the line to accept that challenge are CrossFitters including Mikko Salo, Kristan Clever, Rob Orlando, Tommy Hackenbruck, Caity Henniger, Jimi Letchford and Greg Amundson.

In Part 10, the challenge wraps up. The athletes return from the beach and take on another form of mental conditioning: yoga.

“Yoga is not about flexibility; it’s about developing your spirit,” says SEALFIT founder Mark Divine.

Just when relaxation has finally set in, a barrage of cold water brings the athletes back to reality. More log drills show just how tough these competitors really are, and from four teams they become one.

“One of the key tenets of mental toughness is to remain calm under pressure, to be able to make decisions in the midst of chaos, and so we try to induce chaos amongst the team … but also amongst certain individuals,” Divine says.

“Keep on smiling. It’s all in your attitude,” says one of the SEALFIT trainers.

Afterward, athletes share their special moments.

“I never thought I would be able to do this, ever,” says one of the athletes. “This is about testing heart, you know? When do you get to test your heart ever? It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Video by Rogue Fitness.

12min 02sec

Additional reading: Pre-SOF Training by Robert Ord, published Dec. 1, 2007.

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17 Comments on “SEALFIT Part 10”

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awesome ending to an awesome series!i hope im not the only one that teared up a little at the end,lol

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Another tremendous series... Thank you so much for the videos, but most importantly thanks to the gang for living through the training so that we can learn from their discomfort. This reminds me slightly of my time in the army and demonstrates how quickly we can learn to become a team when faced with challenges which are too big for am individual to handle.

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Amazing Series!!! That is what it is all about.. So intense and inspiring!

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Nice!

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You guys, this is awesome. I really can imagine the feeling you had, after finishing non-stop torment for a whole weekend. Nothing comes close to a victory like that! Good job guys, it takes a lot of heart!

@Crossfit: This was the greatest feat on journal so far, keep up the good work!

PS: Doing Murph just as a substation. Holy crap...

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Man that is truly amazing stuff! those guys and girls are my heroes! They are true bad-asses. I mean if your not inspired by that then your dead.

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Hats off to every single one of you folks. Inspiring

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Awesome series. The best on the journal to date- by far...

Kudos to you cfers that completed this. Just outstanding

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Brilliant.

Full respect to all of the athletes for finishing. Especially Kristan!

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I thought completing Murph a few weeks back was tough!!!

Great video! Shows dedication, commitment, deep-inner toughness, and heart.

To all of those who have finished the Kokoro Camp... you guys kick butt!

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One of the best journal series yet...very cool.

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wow pretty amazing series, looks like a great experience..though the co$t is a bit high

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Great series. Can you believe some folks choose to put that training into practice for a living? While getting shot at? All for our country and freedom. It's cool that this series wrapped up just shortly after Memorial Day. We don't get to see inside the real SEAL training, so hats off to you guys who endured this so that folks at home can be inspired. I'm awed by your toughness and ability, SEAL Fitters, and I appreciate the reminder to stop and give thanks for those who don't get to go home after a weekend like that. Again, awesome series.

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When the instructors stormed the room in the middle of a peaceful yoga session I started laughing my ass off! That sort of devious mental torture is the cornerstone of classic, miserable BUD/S training. It brought me right back and put an evil smile on my face.

I really enjoyed this series and congratulations to everyone that subjected themselves to all that pain and discomfort.

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Josh Groves wrote …

Great feature, for the first couple episodes I had my doubts but after seeing the program in "full" I wholeheartedly agree with what the SEALfit guys are doing!

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I imagine that anyone who gets through a SealFit weekend will be walking a little taller for the rest of their days. Respect to the folks who made it through and major thanks to the CrossFit folks for presenting it to us. I love this journal!

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Outstanding!! Thank you very much.

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