Making It to Navy Standard Fitness

I always thought of myself as a pretty fit guy. I did light exercise every day and ate a pretty healthy diet. I wasn’t muscular like some kind of body builder, but I did have a little muscle definition. When I was introduced to the Navy SEAL fitness experience by one of my friends who was in the Navy, I thought I was going to die. The exercises that I did in the program were some of the hardest I had ever done, and my body was aching after only the first day. Even while resting, my muscles were so sore.

Eventually my body got used to the exercises and the soreness went away. I noticed a drastic improvement in the kinds of exercises I could do. When I first started, I could only do 3 pull ups before my body got tired and I couldn’t lift myself up anymore. After a month of exercising, I was able to do 20 pull ups, and after a little bit of rest, I was ready to do 20 more after that. The muscle definition that I gained from the exercises made the definition I had before look like a complete joke.

When I look in the mirror, I don’t see the same athletic guy that I saw before I did the fitness program. I’m a lot more muscular. I’m still not at the same level as a body builder, but I have gotten noticeably bigger. It’s like I’ve been using muscles that I didn’t know I had, and even gained some new ones. I have a feeling that I could do something like run a marathon or a triathlon. I’ve always wanted to do one of those, but could never find the time to train for one. I’ll make that my next goal.