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Do 20 Times More Than What You're Doing Now

Mark Divine is by no means typical. The retired Navy SEAL Commander joined America's most elite fighting force in his mid-20s, leaving behind a succ...

By: Dustin Brady

10 Extreme Tests of Your Mental Toughness

Mark Divine was at his breaking point. After five and a half days of sleep-deprived torture by the surf, Divine was singled out by a Navy SEAL ...

By: T.J. Murphy

School of Hard Knocks

Chief Austin Randolph knows the value of getting punched in the face. New Jersey National Guard Chief Randolph led the Guard's Combatives program...

By: Dustin Brady

Boot Camp for the Brain

Today's soldiers undergo mental training, which is just as important as their physical training. Both soldiers and athletes need clear minds to make...

By: Dustin Brady

Develop Mental Toughness: Lessons From Plebe Summer

At the U.S. Naval Academy, every first-year midshipman (plebe) undergoes six weeks of intense training. During "Plebe Summer," plebes are broken dow...

By: Dustin Brady

How I Broke Through My Mental Barriers to Get into the Best Shape of My Life

When I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, I wasn't anybody's idea of a perfect soldier. I was 25 pounds over my target weight and eating way too m...

By: SFC William Ramos

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out Daily

Although most recruits say they want to get in the best shape of their life before Basic Training, few ever put in the work necessary to get there. ...

By: Stew Smith

Learn the Secret to Navy SEALs' Mental Toughness

Few soldiers who strive to be Navy SEALs make it through the grueling six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALS (BUD/S) training. More than 70 p...

By: Stew Smith

Are Your Goals SMART Enough?

Want to achieve the impossible? Take the first step by setting the right kind of goals. Jessica Mohler, sport psychologist at the U.S. Naval Academ...

By: Dustin Brady

Could You Survive Army Ranger School?

You're an athlete. So you're tough. Of that, there's no doubt. But could you survive Army Ranger School? Many people consider it the most grueling e...

By: Dustin Brady

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