Archive for the ‘Marine Corps’ Category

MARSOC VIDEO: ASSESSMENT & SELECTION PHASE 1   Leave a comment

Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) released a video depicting what goes on in Phase 1 of MARSOC Assessment and Selection. Even if you are not interested in being a MARSOC candidate, the 10-week training guide and accompanying phone app is an awesome program. You can access the 10-week program and the phone app HERE.

COMBAT SWIMMER STROKE: MOVEMENTS, DEMO & PROGRAM   Leave a comment

untitled

Stew Smith (Navy SEAL) published a great article on learning the Combat Swimmer’s Stroke that ncludes a breakdown of the movements, video demonstrations, and a 5-day program for training. This is a great swimming stroke to learn for people who are training to pass physical fitness screening tests that involve swimming (e.g. PST for BUD/S slots), or someone who is just looking for an effective and fficient swimming stroke that can be used for a sustained period of time, including in open water. Check it out the ful article and videos HERE!

MARINE CORPS LEADERSHIP TRAITS VIDEO SERIES   Leave a comment

The Marine Corps published a series of explanatory videos covering the Marine Corps Leadership Traits. These are leadership traits that anyone can learn, adopt and put into practice to improve their character and engagement in a meaningful life. There are 14 videos in the series covering (click on the trait to access the associated video):

1. Justice
2. Judgment
3. Dependability
4. Integrity
5. Decisiveness
6. Tact
7. Initiative
8. Endurance
9. Bearing
10. Unselfishness
11. Courage
12. Knowledge
13. Loyalty
14. Enthusiasm

You can access the full video series HERE.

NEW TRAINING RESOURCES: MARINE CORPS HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING   Leave a comment

Links to the Marine Corps “High Intensity Tactical Training” materials have been added to the Training Resources on this website. This is a comprehensive tactical and physical fitness training program designed to develop the warrior athlete. The materials include a information on training principles, routines and nutrition.

MARINE CORPS EMERGENCY EGRESS TRAINING VIDEO   Leave a comment

Cool video on emergency egress (exiting a vehicle) training! Practice makes the incredible possible, including exiting a sunken helicopter in full gear with blacked out goggles on. Never underestimate the power of practice, or yourself!

MARINE CORPS HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING (HITT) VIDEO   Leave a comment

“High Intensity Tactical Training is a Marine Corps Program designed with Marines in mind. It is a combat-specific strength and conditioning program essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness and resiliency.” You can take a look at some of the training components in this vdeo, and get some ideas for your own workouts! It’ll at least get you motivated!

MOTIVATION MOMENT #7 – DELTA COMPANY MOTO RUN   Leave a comment

Another beautiful day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot – San Diego! How DO they do it?

MOTIVATION MOMENT #6 – ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY AT MCRD – SAN DIEGO   Leave a comment

Got moto run?

MARINE CORPS INITIAL STRENGTH, PHYSICAL FITNESS & COMBAT FITNESS TESTS   Leave a comment

Today, on the eve of their 237th birthday, the Marine Corps publicized their web page detailing the three fitness tests used for assessment, selection and qualification in different phases of basic Marine Corps training. This is a very informative web page with excellent text and illustrations for anyone who wants to know more about physical qualification in the Marine Corps. Note thatyou do not have to be a Marine to put Marine Corps training to work in your own quest for physical fitness. If you want to be fit like a MArine, well then start training like a Marine. What I most appreciate about the training regimens published by the MArine Corps is that they do not require exotic equipment, and they are already proven effective, not experimental. If you are looking for affordable, effective and sustainable physical training, the MArine Corps is a great place to find it! I am speaking from experience on that one! Check out the Marine Corps fitness tests HERE.

If you or your team wants to plan a fitness assessment and organize physical fitness training for work, home and community, give me – Tom Delaney – an e-mail at greatriverfitness@gmail.com. We will develop a customized program that is affordable, sustainable, effective and most of all – HIGHLY MOTIVATING!

LEADERSHIP IN THE LEANING REST #8: KNOW WHEN TO MOVE ON!   Leave a comment

The Marine Corps’ 237th Birthday is coming up. I am not a Marine, but I sure have learned a lot from being around Marines. A life experience I especially value was being at Marine Corps Recruit Depot – San Diego one day and hearing Major General Ronald Bailey (USMC) explain that in all matters brought to him, he allows a maximum of 30 seconds for complaining, or as he termed it “pissed-ness.” At the expiration of 30 seconds, it’s time to recommit and move on. No exceptions, and if that’s not possible for someone, they’re off the team. Honor, Courage, and Commitment are the core values, and fidelity to these values is not optional for anyone on the team.

For me, the self-check concerns whether or not I get hung up and linger on my anger over some frustration, or do I recognize that my core values are more important than my feelings, and compell me to recommit to my core values, recommit to my team (even if my problem is with one of my teammates), and move on with work and life. Am I helping get the work done and the values realized, or am I still “back there” not helping myself or anyone else, and more importantly, not living my core values? If I’m still “back there,” it’s time to look in the mirror, look at a bronze coin, look at the sky – whatever it takes – and get back up and running with the team and with my core values.

Train hard, never quit, live well!

Tom Delaney
Founder & Trainer
Great River Fitness