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u/Back-in-the-Saddle · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just want to add that you could be an elite athlete and train like David Blaine for cold water endurance and still fail BUDS. They will force you to fail and get repetitive use injuries and then they will watch how you respond. I think many men go into military service with the idea that they will simply be the strongest most conditioned athlete and that will pull them through. Often the strongest become the most tested. When I was in MCRD San Diego I watched a 6 foot 6 inch peak conditioned, pro cage fighter with all the dick swagger of Jon Wayne get his ass beat on a daily basis by Drill Instructors. Until one day he was at the top of a climbing rope and a DI that really had it out for him shook him till he fell and severely injured his back. He was in a hospital and then a separation platoon and then gone. The induction phase of any military service comes with a whole host of mind fucks so that the DI's and leadership can see how you will respond. What are you made of besides your physical prowess? Do you give up? How do you give up? Do you take a leadership role? Do you follow? How do you follow? Can you let us build you up after we tear you down? I really don't think there's anyway to truly train for this but as I'm sure you already have take a look at the BUDs Class 234 video series with an eye for the mental component; and if you get a chance read Marine by Tom Clancy I know it's a book about a different branch of the military but he talks a lot about the mental strain aspect. I wish you all the best.