I’ve written about Navy SEALs before. I have a tremendous amount of respect for what they do and the training it takes to become a SEAL.
This week, The Today Show has been doing a series on what it takes to become a SEAL. What perked my attention was the mental toughness aspect. Turns out the SEALs are doing a good amount of research into the mental side of the sport and even helping Olympians with this research.
On today’s broadcast, Captain Adam Curtis commented that the best SEAL candidates come from sports that have “a high training hardness factor” – and it’s not football. His list included water polo, triathlon, rugby, lacrosse, boxing and wrestling. Later in the program, swimmers are also mentioned as potential recruits due to their mental toughness profiling.
Yep, triathletes are tough.