Highest Rated Comments

LeifBabin17 karma

Get a Concept 2 rowing machine for your living room. 5 x 500m sprints with 30 seconds rest in between. If you're not puking in the trash can at the end, you're not putting out.

LeifBabin16 karma

To clarify for Jocko, "eating clean" includes mint chocolate chip ice cream.

LeifBabin14 karma

The political pressure to lower standards will be immense. Good leaders will maintain the standard, regardless. Bad leaders will fold. It is critical that the U.S. military remain focused on maintaining the highest preparation for intense, sustained combat operations and maintain our capability to do so.

We had a good time in BUD/S. It's tough training. But it's got nothing on the intense pressure, intensity and physically of combat. Those that spend all their time recounting BUD/S stories simply never got a chance to do anything real in combat.

LeifBabin12 karma

If you can't spell Al Qaeda, it's unlikely you have fought them.

LeifBabin7 karma

Some people are born with it. Others have to learn it. Mental toughness must be cultivated through disciplined, continuous training to push you outside your comfort zone. Physically, so much of what we call getting "in shape" is not strength or endurance but the ability to fight through pain and fatigue.