Navy SEAL Interview, Part II, with Brad McLeod of SEAL Grinder PT
Z: Brad, talk to us about what you felt was the most mentally and physically challenging part of of your training?
Brad: For BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition School) it has been said that the training is 80% mental and 20% physical. I firmly believe that. I watched as many stud athletes in much better shape than me - literrally shriveled during the day to day beat downs and quit easily as they did not want it (goal of Navy SEAL) bad enough. Those that wanted it more than anything clung to their dreams like wet rats and put one foot in front of the other and never quit.
Trevor Lea-Smith says
Brad and Zach, Thanks for the answer to my question, great reading and impressive dedication.
I really enjoy those interviews!
Like the SEAL grinder PT page very much!
Kepp it up brother!!
I must say, very impressive interview with Brad, The Navy
Seal. I wasn’t aware of the intense training a Seal has to
endure. I can see that this kind of drilling and discipline
would make a Navy Seal a “Supreme Warrior”.
Good luck to you Brad and keep up the great work Zack!
Brandon Cook says
Awesome interview! My dad was a Combat Controller for the Air Force (Airborne/Halo/Scuba) and worked with many Navy Seals and Special Forces guys.
As a child I didn’t appreciate what he had to go through and why he had to disappear in the middle of the night, but now I understand the rigorous training they put you through to be one of the Elite. I’m proud that he made it through and enjoy hearing some of the crazy training stories.
Much respect to you Brad and thanks Zach for conducting this interview and look into Seal training.
Callie Durbrow says
Whoa, awesome post! That image underwater is out of control.
Are there any specific mental training techniques that you use to get thru BUD/s and your SEAL service?
brad mcleod says
Thanks for having me on the website Zach –
feel free to have your readers hit me up on the SGPT website
http://www.sealgrinderpt.com with any questions.
talk to you soon bro.
awesome book, hardcore!