Army Workouts

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Training for Ruck Marches

Training for Ruck Marches

I often get emails from soldiers and civilians who are training for Ranger or Special Forces courses on how to prepare for the Ruck Marches. Many civilians training to join the Army ask more specific questions concerning how the Ruck Marches are performed. For example here is a Ranger / SF hopeful: "I'm currently a civilian and about to join t... more

Supersets for Push-ups and Sit-ups

Army Fitness Workout Plan

The Fitness Workout Plan - What Do You Mean, Succeed by Failing?! I have sent several emails to people looking to ace their military physical fitness tests. In my closing, I always remind them not to give up and that they will "succeed by failing." Some people get it and understand that to improve with pushups, pull-ups, situps, and other high-... more

Army Green Beret Training

Army Green Beret Training

If you want to wear the green beret of the Army Special Forces, be warned, it takes more than the ability to do hundreds of push-ups. To make it in the Special Forces of any branch of the U.S. military, you need intelligence, an outstanding record of prior military service (at least three years), and high motivation - very high. But now, a new p... more

Army Air Assault School

Army Air Assault School

Several times a month, I get asked the question, "When is the Military.com Fitness eBook Store going to have an Army Air Assault School Workout?" The eBooks I prepare for future military and military personnel are always thoroughly tested by at least three students of the school in question. Well, after three successful completions of Air Assaul... more

Resting with Crunches

Resting With Crunches

An email prompted me to write about one of my favorite and most frequently done exercises in my workouts - the CRUNCH! The question asked was concerning when in your workouts do I like to do abs - in the beginning, after cardio, or in the middle? I have found that I do two types of abs that work very well for me as well as many of the people I t... more

The Push-up System

The Push-up System

Everyday I receive at least one email from someone (male or female) seeking to improve pushups performance.  Some maybe trying to do 10 pushups and others are attempting to get over 100 pushups in a two minute period to ace their physical fitness test (PFT) requirements. Over the years, I have developed several methods to increase pushups and h... more

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