Intense, 8-week training program specifically designed to prepare athletes for BUD/s. This program is intended to be done the 8 weeks prior to entering BUD/S. Alternatively, it can be completed after you’ve received your SEAL Challenge Contract or OCS Billet. This is the most recent version of our BUD/s program, updated in December 2014.
The sessions are designed to be completed 6 days/week, Monday through Saturday.
This programs deploys initial assessments and uses assessment results for follow-on progressions. This way the program self-scales to the initial fitness of the athlete.
That being said, this is not a program for unfit athletes. The Week 1 initial assessments include ….
– 4 mile Run in Boots
– 1200m Fin for time
– 1.5 mile open water or pool swim
– 6 Mile Ruck Run @ 45# plus 10# weigh
Assessment Weeks (1, 4, and 7)
Monday: Timed Run + 500m Swim + Calisthenics Assessment
Tuesday: Underwater Swim + Pool Fin Assessment
Wednesday: Ruck Assessment
Thursday: Open Water* Fin Assessment
Friday: AM Session: Timed Run + Calisthenics Work; PM Session: 500m Swim Work
*This assessment can be done in a pool. Use open water if you can.
Weeks 2, 3, 5, and 6
Monday: AM Session: Timed Run + Calisthenics Work; PM Session: 500m Swim Work
Tuesday: Strength + Work Capacity (Gym-based)
Wednesday: Pool Fin Work
Thursday: Base Run + Swim
Saturday: Mini-Events (duration increases from 4 hours up to 10 hours)