Maintaining fitness aboard a ship or submarine is possible. However, it requires motivation and discipline because usually the team spirit is missing. It is critical to maintain fitness so that when you reach your destination you have not become detrained. Table 15-5 presents a potential training program that could be followed on most ships. Most ships have stationary bicycles and rowing machines. However, if the ship has some other type of equipment, the schedule below could be modified to accommodate what equipment is available.
Table 15-5. Physical Fitness in Confined Spaces
Activities for the Day
PT/30 min Interval Work-Out (Rowing Ergometer)/Stretch
45 min Steady State Work-Out (Stationary Cycle)/Stretch
PT/45 min Fartlek Work-Out (Rowing Ergometer, Jumping Rope)/Stretch
Cycle 15/Row 15//Cycle 15/Stretch
Total Body PT
Saturday and Sunday
Take one day off and use other day for 60 minutes of low key training with whatever you choose
Two to Three Times/Week
Circuit or Free Weight Training if Possible
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Use the same methods the American Navy Seals use to get fit and become the elite enforcers in the world today! The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide has been prepared for the SEAL community with several goals in mind. Our objective is to provide you, the operator, with information to help: Enhance the physical abilities required to perform Special Operations mission-related physical tasks Promote long-term cardiovascular health and physical fitness Prevent injuries and accelerate return to duty Maintain physical readiness under deployed or embarked environments.