I’ve been getting messaged again lately and once more, many of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) candidates’ questions center around rucking and being able to tote the big pain pill. Several have made mention that they are a bit shorter than the average candidate and they have issues with maintaining their speed without running.

So, let’s take a step back in time and get back to the basics and start from there. First, and most importantly… Ignore the noise! I can’t stress that part enough. Don’t worry about everyone else’s horror stories. I’ve said this countless times and so we’ll throw it out there again. Thousands of guys before you have made it through the course and being one of them, I wasn’t Johnny Rambo and McGuyver all rolled into one.

Was it/Is it easy? No, of course not. It is very challenging, but if it was easy then anybody could do it. That is why they call it Special Operations. You will have to work hard and push yourself, but if you do that and put the effort in to properly prepare for the courses, then there’s no reason to believe that you won’t be able to meet the standards.

I highly suggest that you read and follow the PT Program that we publish daily here at SpecialOperations.com and if you follow that, you should be in good position to be selected.