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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've done 12 miles in 2 hours with a 45lb ruck, full gear (Kevlar and NBC mask), and an M-203.

    My fucking knees are shot now as a result of getting up to the point I could do that. It's seriously no joke to do it with over 70 lbs.

    A buddy of mine trained by loading up a set of encyclopedias in his ruck and going marching for 10 miles with an ammo can filled with rocks in each hand. He made it through to the Q course.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark
    Hey SF.
    There is psychological testing and minimum service requirements and phobia test. You're right there is more testing than just the 2 days, It's just the 2 day physical test was the meat and potatos about my post (obviously crossfit too) I didn't want to hijack my own **** :)

    If your interested I can PM you more details about our course that I gleamed from online.

    Off hand do you know the requirements for the US SF testing?
    It depends on the branch, but these are for USMC Force Recon:
    275 PFT enlisted, 285 officer (for refrence, this is a 300 PFT: 3 mile run (18:00min 100pts), 20 pullups (dead hang) 100pts, 80 situps/2min. 100pts.)

    Perform two obstacle courses in under 2:00 each time, swim 500 meters in full uniform in 17:00, and other water activities.

    10 mile ruck with 50lbs pack in under 2 hours.

    Level test, which is: Max Push ups 2min, Max Sit ups 2min,Max Pull ups 2min,Max Flutter Kicks 2min, Max 8 Count pushups in 2:00,Max scissors in 2:00

    Hump for 20 miles @ 4-5mph

    Ruck run 3-4 miles timed (with 50 lb)

    And that's just to get in. Once you're there, other unspeakable horrors await, like SERE.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks Bigpopp. Not mentioned- Force Recon guys do Aikido ;)

    Anyhow crossfit sounds pretty bang on. I'm going to try it out for a year and see where I'm at.
    Thanks all for the input.
    Last edited by vigilus; 8/27/2007 10:53pm at .

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Special forces testing would be one of the best applications for the crossfit model. There have been arguements about its functionality in a martial arts context but I dont believe these issues apply.

    On a more serious note I have always wanted to do join the special forces. Looking at the tests you posted I am fairly confident I would be able to pass them. The mental aspect has also always appealed to me but unfortunately the compulsary service afterwards is what turns me off.

    Best of luck GuiltySpark!

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