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10 Of The Most Extreme Training Regimens From Around The World

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1. Ben Lecomte swam five hours a day, six days a week in preparation for his trans-Atlantic swim

2. The South Korean Army runs training drills in frozen rivers

3. Shaolin Monks will balance on their heads for hours to strengthen their necks for fighting

4. Usain Bolt would train by strapping himself to a car to reach speeds up to 30 mph.

5. Blake Griffin's steep and weighted (60lbs!) sand dune sprints

6. Legendary strongman Marius Pudzianowski flips tractor tires

7. The actors in "300" killed themselves for those abs

8. Navy Seals endure "surf torture"

9. Ultramarathon training requires running regular marathons multiple times per week

10. The Princeton Crew Quintathalon requires stamina and a dose of insanity