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Brad McLeod is a former Navy SEAL who runs SealgrinderPT. Through his online platform, Brad is able to help athletes of all levels achieve their goals, whether completing BUDs and becoming an active duty Navy SEAL, or completing their first 5k.
Brad has a unique perspective to share, as his path to becoming a Navy SEAL included attending BUDs, completing Hell Week, but failing a math test that rolled him back into the fleet. Finding himself disgusted with chipping paint off the Navy ships, while watching a platoon of active duty SEALS preparing for the upcoming mission, Brad doubled down on homework and body work. He made sure that if he was able to get another chance at becoming a SEAL, he would make the best of it.
His chance came in the form of starting completely over from Day 1, and going through BUDs and Hell Week, this time completing everything successfully. It is through these experiences and more that Brad has developed a “Never Quit” attitude that can help anyone in any field be more successful.
As a lead instructor at SealFit Kokoro, a 50 hour crucible camp designed to be a small snapshot of what real BUDs candidates experience, Brad is able to transfer some of his knowledge to those willing to step up to the plate of this challenging experience.
I signed up for Kokoro and used Brad as a coach to prepare myself for the camp. Through Coach Brad McLeod’s coaching, I became ready to complete the camp and get further instruction from Mark Divine and other SEAL instructors at the camp. I later used Brad’s coaching again to prepare for Goruck Selection and have stayed in touch with Brad ever since. Additionally, my son, Turner, graduated from a SealFit 20x program where Brad was the lead instructor. All of these experiences have brought Brad and I closer as friends, and this podcast is a fascinating discussion of mindset, never quitting, and translating these lessons to everyday life.
People, Groups and Themes Mentioned:
Brad McLeod www.sealgrinderpt.com Brad@sealgrinderpt.com
Mark Divine www.sealfit.com
Navy Seal Foundation
- Tom Rowland