Let’s face it; a lot of men would want to have the SEAL endurance and strength. And so, when Lt. Commander Rorke, who stars in the film Act of Valor, talks about the Navy SEAL fitness secrets, the story quickly became one of the most popular references among fitness buffs.
“For us, fitness is a lifestyle, a cultural thing,” Lt. Cmdr. Rorke said. “Not just a ‘I have to get off the couch and get in better shape’ thing. That person just needs to go do anything.”
Rorke shares the important of having a sense of purpose. “Having something to train for is the secret. I don’t like working out just to work out,” he said. Whether you’re up for a road-race or a bike-run adventure, you should make an effort to mark your calendar so you’ll have something to look forward to. If the only reason you’re working out is to look good on a pair of jeans, it’s very unlikely that you’ll push way harder in the gym.
Once you have set your goal, the next step is to stretch a little bit. Rorke noticed that even the most dedicated athlete would usually become complacent and the only way to fight that tendency is to break out of your comfort zone.
“If you’ve been running your whole life, for instance, and you put a 5K race down as your goal, you haven’t really pushed yourself that hard yet. But how about training for a run-swim? Now you’re pulling yourself out of your comfort zone,” Rorke shares.
Rorke also adds that not giving up too soon and finding better competition are core fitness practices of a true Navy SEALs.
“We challenge each other all the time to come up with something new to train for. He pushes me and vice versa. And it doesn’t matter the sport or workout, as long as, frankly, there’s someone you’re trying to beat.”