Navy Seals Training — Helps To Be A Zombie During Hell Week?

If you’ve ever wanted to become a Navy Seal, then you’ve probably done some research into what’s required of these soldiers. First, you have to be a man aged 28 or younger with excellent vision. Poor vision is enough to keep you out of Navy Seals training.

You also have to pass a variety of tests to even qualify for the training. And once you qualify for Navy Seals training, then the really grueling tests begins. These are tests that not all trainees will pass. The first few weeks of Navy Seals training, as hard as they are, are really just preparing you for the hardest parts of the training.

Week 4 is known as Hell Week. During this week, you’ll be pushed to your absolute limits. Sleep deprivation and exhaustion are part of the training, as you’re allowed only 3 to 4 hours of sleep the entire week. You’re forced to put your body through incredible tests of strength and endurance, from heavy lifting and physical burdens while exhausted, to frigid waters and extreme conditions.

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This 4th “hell” week is the week that will generally make some recruits give up on the training. Those that survive it become the most elite soldiers in the world–Navy Seals.

Successfully completing Hell week itself is quite an achievement. The mental pressure is equal to the physical. This is also a time that the instructors can ‘test’ prospects who may not fit into the teams. For a few the secret may be going on ‘automatic’ during Hell week. Meaning, you get to a delusional mental state of ‘not caring’… in other words, not feeling all the pain. This occurs after a full day or so of no sleep and incredible amounts of physical activity. In other words, walking and cold water swimming ‘zombies’.




6 Responses to “Navy Seals Training — Helps To Be A Zombie During Hell Week?”

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military dot image Guy Herro    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

So how can i get in? I’v had people tell me that you can’t just walk-in the training, that they have to pick you. An do i have to start in the navy, right now im planning on going in the army. Can i transfer over after my 4 years or posibly sooner. Where can i go to talk to a recuiter in the upper michigan or tip of the mitt?

military dot image HENRY    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0


military dot image larryf    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

You have to recieve orders to ‘BUD/S” (Basic Underwater Demolition Seal training). Talk to your recruiter before enlisting. Also, their are three phases to BUD/S. As the article says, the fourth week is ‘Hell Week’ which concludes the first phase of training. It is this first phase that focuses on ‘physical’ abilities and endurance. If you’re fortunate enough to make it through Hell Week then phase two and three focuses on diving and then explosives. Many recruits either quit or let go even during phase two and three. Make it through BUD/S maybe the highlight of your life!

military dot image yrt o    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

navy seals are legit

military dot image jose    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am currently close to graduating high school and I am planning on joining the Navy Seals to serve my country. People say those who are strong can use their strength and abilities to protect others and make a safer environment for family and friends. You do this for everyone in our country, people you don’t even know. You risk your life to protect those who can’t protect themselves. It’s a honorable thing to do with your life. I respect the Navy Seals I want to protect and create a safer environment for all citizens including my family and friends. I also feel strongly about doing this for myself and to honor my dad.
The weak can always overcome anything if they focus and have a strong will that can never be broken no matter what happens in life.

military dot image larryf    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Hi Jose, personally, you can serve your country by mopping the deck of an aircraft carrier and painting the port of a ship. To get through BUDS takes a lot more than simple desire. Many have tried and many have fallen. Normal class that makes it to Coronado may be 200 and only 20 will remain six months later. I hope you’re seeking BUDS for the right reasons. If not, it may be a quick round trip to the Golden Strand. My best, lf

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