The Frogman Project

(see archive of articles below)

 

The Frogman Project is a veteran-owned and operated business committed to and passionate about military fitness – both mental and physical.

They describe themselves as a ‘passionate group of operatives’ that includes seasoned strength-and-conditioning coaches, successful athletes and experienced veterans of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Branch.

Based on personal experience, The Frogman Project team understands what it takes to join the Australian Defence Force and to maintain operational readiness 24/7 at the elite level.

Founder of The Frogman Project and former Clearance Diver Ben Mitchell says his biggest goal is to Build The Ultimate Teammate! To do this, members of The Frogman Project

  • are physically capable
  • are mentally strong
  • are leaders and a supporters
  • are extremely disciplined
  • are respectful
  • have a positive attitude
  • have a strong work ethic
  • are always prepared, and
  • believe brotherhood and community is everything

“We are our own test dummies and back our products 100%” Ben says.

 

About Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell served in the Royal Australian Navy for almost 10 years.

His dream had always been to serve as an elite Clearance Diver, but he started off as a boatswains mate and eventually convinced the Navy to give him a crack at the gruelling Clearance Diver selection.

To prepare for his goal, Ben took it upon himself to learn in more depth the physical, mental and spiritual toughness that would be required during the 10 grueling days of selection – and upped his training regime.

And graduated Dux of his class.

Thus, in 2012, Ben became a proud member of the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Team 4.

From that experience and the subsequent years of service as a Clearance Diver, Ben’s passion for personal growth blossomed.

Others noticed this and organically reached out for advice and help with fitness, health, mental toughness and military-specific training.

Ben enjoyed this mentoring role so much he qualified for multiple certifications in the fitness industry.

After leaving the Navy and working as a strength and conditioning coach in Bali, Sydney and Western Australia, Ben began to miss the community and comradery of his teammates and, still being approached for advice on these topics, a platform to connect, share, mentor, collaborate and support the broader fitness industry and especially the military community was born – The Frogman Project

 

Editor’s note: When Ben Mitchell approached CONTACT about a collaboration, he said, “To be honest mate, your magazine is what inspired me to join the ADF at the age of 18 – so I thank you for your service”. With flattery like that, we couldn’t say no to The Frogman Project – though to be honest, we couldn’t say no to a new ‘special-forces’ fitness column in any case!

 

So – welcome to The Frogman Project 

 

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ARCHIVE…

Shura held with local leaders, senior Afghan officials and coalition forces at Patrol Base Wali in southern Afghanistan.    Frogman Project members finning in Western Australia.

Soldiers rehearse a battlefield casualty evacuation in the Middle East. Photo by Brian Hartigan.    Frogman Project's Ben Mitchell coaching a "Pull" movement at S2S Crossfit in Bali.

Build strength to make pack marching easier    

What are your real fitness goals?    building a strong body – and mind – for the hard times

….Aussie boots in Iraqi dust. Photo by Brian Hartigan.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: CONTACT Publishing Pty Ltd presents pre-published fitness articles as a service to interested readers and as a favour to the authors. While the authors of these articles may be experts in their fields, CONTACT Publishing Pty Ltd is not and does not claim to be. Therefore, as a magazine publisher, CONTACT Publishing Pty Ltd cannot and will not accept any liability arising from the use (or misuse) of the information published. By accessing, downloading and/or using this information, you agree that your application of the information presented is done entirely at your own risk. If you do not agree to this condition, please do not access or use this information.

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