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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.


Here is a cool inspirational video on what running is about for so many of us!

DELANEY’S DAILY P.T. – NOVEMBER 21, 2013   Leave a comment

Trail Run MorningWell, it’s time to fire up the GRF page again! It’s snowing here today, so the outdoor training scene is beginning to evolve toward winter. That said, t he temperatures here have been very accomodating, ranging from the upper 30’s to mid 40’s — sultry weather for Minnesota this time of year! OK, here’s what I got done today:

3-mile trail and hill run (Brickyard Trail, Lilydale Regional Park)

Note: Had to squeeze in a fast workout at work over lunch because tonight I’m booked up. So…
Parabody ST950 Exercise Machine Session
a. Cable Biceps Curls (50 lbs): 3×5
b. Cable Upright Rows (40 lbs): 3×4
c. Cable Reverse Biceps Curls (30 lbs): 3×4
d. Sitting Cable Pulls (100 lbs): 3×5
e. Cable Bench Press (100 lbs): 3×5
f. Regular Perfect Push-ups: 3,1
g. Wide Perfect Push-ups: 2,1
h. Narrow Perfect Push-ups: 1,1
i. Regular Perfect-Push-ups: 3,2,1

DELANEY’S DAILY P.T. – JUNE 4, 2013   Leave a comment

RIP 60Getting back into suspension training over lunchtime at work, and setting up routines that will last me for the next couple of months. Here’s the program for today:

1200 Outdoor Suspension Training
1. Row & Rear Delt Fly 4×8
2. Triceps Extension & Fly 4×8
3. Rhomboid Pull & Bicep Curl 4×8
4. Swimmer’s Crawl & Mountain Climbers 4×8

1500 Perfect Push-ups
1. Regular 4×4
2. Wide 4×4
3. Narrow 4×4
4. Regular 4×4

1915 Stairs (30 mins.)

STEW SMITH (NAVY SEAL) WORKOUTS – MAY 13, 2013   Leave a comment

swimpt1-300x300Here are Stew Smith’s (Navy SEAL) recommended workouts for today. Choose a workout in preparation for your fitness test or goals:

500yd Swim
Push-ups 2 min (max)
Sit-ups 2 min (max)
Pull-ups 2 min (max)
1.5 mile Run

500m Swim
1.5 mile Run
Push-ups 2 min (max)
Sit-ups 2 min (max)
Pull-ups 2 min (max)

Army Ranger
Pushups 2 min (max)
Sit-ups 2 min (max)
Pull-up 2 min (max)
5 mile Run

– or –

Upper Body Round Robin

1 minute of pushups (min 40)
1 minute of sit-ups (min 40)
Pull-ups (min 6) not timed
Dips (min 6) not timed
Bench press 80% body weight (min 6) not timed
20 ft rope climb in body armor or weight vest (just 1… pass or fail event)
1 minute kip-ups (min 6) (pullup with a kip)
4 x 25 m shuttle run (max 24 seconds)
5 mile run (max 40 minutes) or 5 mile ruck march (75 min max, 45lbs dry weight)


Trail running doesn’t need to end when the snow flies. I am geared up and ready for snowshoe trekking this winter, and raising money for the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Foundation. Watch this vid and stay motivated!

DELANEY’S DAILY P.T. – NOVEMBER 21, 2012   Leave a comment

Let the T-Day counter-offensive begin! The end of the work week is for ruck runs and my own version of the MARSOC Short Card. You can replicate this workout for yourself, adjusting distance, weight, and reps. Contact me if you want help doing that. Here’s what got done today:

3.1 Mile Brickyard Trail & Hill (0.9 mile, 300 ft ascent) Intervals (Night Run)
Modified MARSOC Assessment & Selection “Short Card”
30 lb Weighted Vest

1. Interval 1:
a. Regular Push-Ups 10
b. Squats 30
c. Reverse Dips 5
d. Crunches 20+
e. 8-Count Burpees 5

2. Interval 2:
a. Wide Push-ups 10
b. Bench Jumps (2.5 ft) 15
c. Reverse Dips 5
d. Flutter Kicks 30+
e. 8-Count Burpees 5

3. Interval 3:
a. Diamond Push-ups 5
b. Star Jumpers 30
c. Reverse Dips 5
d. Back Extensions 30
e. 8-Count Burpees 5

4. Interval 4:
a. Regular Push-ups 10
b. Lunges 30 (30L + 30R)
c. Reverse Dips 5
d. Hello Dollies 30
e. 8-Count Burpees 10

5. FINISH: Pull-ups 3 x MAX