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The Fitness Requirements It Takes To Become A Navy SEAL Are Damn-Near Superhuman

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I'm not particularly well-versed in the different divisions of the armed forces. Don't get me wrong, I support the troops to the fullest, I just don't necessarily know by basic definition what makes someone a Navy SEAL. This is, of course, when the internet comes in handy. If you share in my predicament, I got your back. As per the ever-helpful Google search:

"The United States Navy's "Sea, Air, and Land" Teams, commonly abbreviated as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command."

Well, that's not too complicated, now is it? Moving forward, turns out being a Navy SEAL is really, REALLY difficult (thank you, Captain Obvious). The fitness requirements are completely and utterly insane—even the "minimum" requirements make the average in-shape person look like Mama June before she lost all the weight. Seriously, take a look—

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Let's go ahead and ignore the minimum requirements because frankly, anyone crazy enough to be a SEAL most likely pushes to the optimum category. 100 push-ups in 2 minutes? You know how many push-ups I can do in 2 minutes? TWO. 100 curl-ups in 2 minutes? I would rather be stung by a bee repeatedly for 2 minutes. Eh, never mind, that was a bit dramatic, but still! It just goes to show that the fine young men and women who join these special forces are some of the best and brightest in the country, or if nothing else, the most physically fit, that's FOR SURE.

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