Life’s Tough, But Navy SEALS are Tougher

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, You Can Be Tougher” podcast this week features former U.S. Navy SEAL Brad McLeod, the founder of, a modular, online platform that offers mental and physical conditioning programs. Most of these programs reflect elements of the SEAL training regimen.

This “Life’s Tough” episode airs on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. (EST), and will then be available across all major podcast networks.

Brad made it through SEAL training – on his second attempt – and went on serve with SEAL Team Four as a radio operator. He was based in Little Creek, Va., a Naval amphibious base by Virginia Beach, and spent a total of six years in the Navy.

He has also worked as an Outward Bound instructor and a CrossFit trainer. After he started posting his SEAL workouts online, he developed a blog, and in 2010, he launched SEALgrinderPT.

Brad resides in Tallahassee Florida. He enjoys rock climbing, kayaking and Biking 🚴‍♀️.

Joining Dustin as co-hosts for this broadcast will be: Robin K. Taub, Ph.D., a writing consultant and speech coach at the U.S. Naval Academy for Academic Excellence and Brian Mark Weber, a literature and composition professor at the Naval Academy.

Life’s tough – you can be tougher, like Brad McLeod, the former Navy SEAL who helps others to sharpen their minds and bodies as preparation for taking on day-to-day challenges. In doing so, he espouses a signature SEAL adage: “The only easy day was yesterday.”