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U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by ma... more

Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. Accord... more

Army Fitness Workout Plan

Supersets for Push-ups and Sit-ups

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

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

Pushup Challenge

The Pushup Challenge

Take this 3-minute test to find out how fit you really are. Physical fitness isn't just about lifting. It's about how strong you are relative to your body weight, says Martin Rooney, P.T., C.S.C.S., author of Ultimate Warrior Workouts. That's why he has his athletes-in-training do body-weight tests. If they struggle, they need to either gain st... more

Pushing Up Your Limits

Pushing Up Your Limits

I received a fun email from a former Marine who likes to push himself still and those around him. He writes: Stew, I have been using your workouts to get my pushups up to 100 in 2 minutes (as a Marine we focused on pullups as you know) and got it last week. Now I an thinking of doing push-ups for some kind of record - thousands maybe? Also if... more

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