Brad McLeod, former US Navy SEAL now teaching speech and literature at the Naval Academy

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Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature 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 released on May 22nd, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

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.”



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