This guy was run over by the US Navy SEAL physical fitness test

YouTuber Brandon William takes on grueling physical challenges on his channel, pushing his strength and endurance through experiments like the FBI Fitness Test and the Russian Army Fitness Test. For his most recent video, he attempts the physical test that all US Navy SEALs must undergo to be deemed fit for duty.

“The Navy SEALs have been one of my biggest inspirations for pushing my limits and doing the fitness challenges I do on my channel,” says William. “One day my goal is to achieve a physical state strong enough to complete full Navy SEAL training.”

The first event is a 500 meter swim, which must be completed in less than 12:30 to pass. “I’m not the best swimmer,” he says. “I pushed myself as hard as I could in the breaststroke, but I got tired really quickly, and I knew if I wanted to get closer to a passing score, I had to change it to freestyle.”

Despite his best efforts, William fails that first lap, completing his laps with a time of 13:45, but he remains optimistic about the bodyweight exercise portions of the test that lie ahead.

The first of these is push-ups. He must complete as many reps of push-ups as possible in a 2-minute window, with a minimum of 42 required for a passing grade. William, however, is aiming for a competitive 79, although he is already feeling some fatigue after just 10 minutes of post-swimming recovery. He manages an impressive 80 push-ups, saying, “I had to do something to make up for that swim, it was awful.”

Next come sit-ups, and William must do 50 reps in 2 minutes for a pass, or 79 again to achieve a competitive score. He manages 70 reps in the allotted time, then moves on to pull-ups. This event has no time limit and simply measures an individual’s maximum consecutive pull-ups, with a minimum requirement of 6 reps. Since pull-ups are William’s favorite exercise, he’s naturally confident at the start of this testing round, and he does 19 reps before stepping off the bar.

The final part of the test is a 1.5 mile run, which must be completed in 11 minutes or less. William finishes his run in 11:30, which isn’t a passing grade, and that means he ultimately failed the test, but compared to some of his previous fitness challenges, that’s still a pace he’s is proud. “I improved my cardio a lot,” he says.

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