The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Review

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If you want to eat and train the same way the elite do, The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness may be where you want to begin. This guide was written by navy doctors who worked directly for the SEALS and provides all of the in depth information you will need to create your own fitness regimen modeled after a SEAL’s workout.

How Does The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Work?

The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness provides a dual approach to fitness and gives you sound advice on both nutrition and fitness. The fitness section not only tells you how to exercise, but informs you about what actually takes place in your body and how the exercises affect your body. After teaching you how the exercises impact your body, the guide then gives you all the routine warm ups, stretches and exercise plans that you need to work out the way the SEALS do.

Working out however, is only half of the battle and The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness provides similar information about meal planning and how certain foods affect your body in positive and negative ways. The book stresses the importance of planning your meals and sticking to a healthy diet.

An Introduction by Admiral RADM Raymond C. Smith

At the beginning of the book, Raymond C. Smith, who served 31 years in the U.S. Navy SEALS, writes:

" To train most effectively for these physically demanding tasks, SEALs and others withing the NSW community need clear, conscise, and authoritative guidance on physical fitness training regimens. This manual, The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide, has been written to meet this need"

"I commend The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide as a suberb source of information. Following the advice in this guide will enable SEALs and other members of the NSW community to prepare for the physically demanding missions to which they are assigned in future"

What Others Are Saying - Does The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness Really Work?

According to Navin Ram “Tiger Tooth”, a reviewer on Amazon, this book is written in a format that is easy to follow. He says

“It not only explains the workouts, but also how to reach your goals with these workouts.”

CDM, another reviewer says that the book “will become a resource for my household for years to come.”

M. Feltman however, feels that the book is great for beginners but is too simple for those who are looking for more advanced fitness. He agrees that the book provides great technical information, but feels that it is elementary.

Will it Help Me Lose Weight?

Many people who have purchased this book feel that it outlines proven methods to lose weight and get into shape. Timothy G. Whittemore thought that the book was fantastic for weight loss purposes, saying:

“It really set me straight on how different foods affect my energy levels and a very simple explanation of how to loose/gain weight.”

The common opinion is that The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Nutrition and Fitness makes it easy to lose weight by providing explanations that are clear and easy to understand.

Pros and Cons


  • The guide is extremely easy to understand and addresses important health and fitness issues from both a nutritional and physical standpoint
  • Technical terms are explained in layman’s terms so that even a beginner is able to plan an exercise regimen and create a healthy meal plan.
  • The book is written by experienced experts and addresses lifestyle changes as well as exercise.


  • Anyone who is looking for an advanced fitness guide may feel the guide is too basic and tailors more to beginners.

Problems and Complaints

Although most of the reviewers on Amazon have great things to say about this book, there is a minority of reviewers who do feel the book is too basic for their tastes and would prefer something more advanced. The complaint that this book is “too elementary” is the only real complaint that has been brought up, and even those who complained about the simple nature of the book admitted that it would be a great book for a beginner.

Does the Book Provide Actual Examples and Exercises?

Many reviewers will say that it does. Lt. Major says that it goes beyond the basic definitions and instructions. He says that you will only get out of it what you put in, but if you follow the instructions, it will help you develop a healthy lifestyle and become fit.

How Does The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Rate Overall?

This book rates well above average in customer satisfaction. Many people would recommend this book to a friend and although some people say the book is not for them, they agree that the information is very good. The overall rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Where Can I Buy and Where Can I Read More Reviews?

You can buy The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition on Amazon. They currently have free shipping and the option to buy used copies as well as new. The best place to see more reviews on the book is right on Amazon.

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