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PEDs and Push-Ups: The Problem with Modern SOF Training | Military.com

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According to Ray Vawter, training for SOF, and more specific selection processes, is seriously flawed. They are killing people and ill-preparing the tactical athletes for the task. 

He is a national security analyst and Aethon Enterprises, contributor. He holds certifications from the International Sports Sciences Association as a master trainer, combative coach, and tactical conditioning specialist. According to him, PEDs particularly anabolic androgenic steroids, increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other medical conditions. Contrarily, PEDs could be able to address the tiredness, muscle recovery, and injury problems that arise during SOF selection competitions and training. If the military were to approve the use of steroids, it would have to be done under supervision and with the utmost care and intelligence. Seaman and aspiring Navy SEAL Kyle Mullen passed away on February 4, 2022, only hours after finishing Hell Week. According to reports, it was discovered after an inquiry into the incident that roughly 40 students in Mullen’s class had used performance-enhancing drugs, or PEDs, to boost their chances of obtaining “The Budweiser,” also known as the SEAL Trident. After Mullen passed away, PEDs were discovered in his possessions.



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