May 02, 2012
Jared Cohen pushes himself through 50 hours of hell and finds a new self on the other side.
During the last weekend of August 2011, I had the opportunity to observe a group of 10 individuals from 17 to 54 attempt to survive training from early Friday afternoon to late Sunday afternoon. At the end of a three-week stay at SEALFIT in June 2011, I had experienced a similar 50-hour journey while enduring no sleep and a chafed, cold body and delirious mind.
It is based on these experiences and on the literature of others with similar ideas that I explain the invaluable nature of pairing physical training—as opposed to general “exercise”—with other forms of education. The CrossFit/SEALFIT/“warrior spirit” agenda has the ability to unlock untapped potential that can be applied in all domains.