Popular Workouts

  • Cardio Alternatives
    Cardio Alternatives
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    Cross-training with other cardio options is always healthy. People who only run get injured three times as often as people who ...
  • The Best Shoulder Workout
    The Best Shoulder Workout
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    I will continue to focus on exercises to help strengthen these areas in case you are suffering from previous injuries.
  • Avoid the Gym by Using Calisthenics
    Avoid the Gym by Using Calisthenics
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    Calisthenics, or bodyweight exercises, originated thousands of years ago in ancient Greece and have been a major component of f...
  • Achieve Washboard Abs
    Achieve Washboard Abs
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    Having a flat stomach or more commonly, "washboard abs" is not just accomplished by working out daily, it has to become an all-...
  • Ramp Up Your Running Program
    Ramp Up Your Running Program
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    With the weather getting nicer around the country, people seeking to start a running program and getting motivated to do so. Bu...
  • Knee Injury Prevention
    Knee Injury Prevention
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    This article on the knee is the third of three segments on the most injured body parts in military / athletic training.
  • Perfect Workout Image
    The Perfect Workout
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    Many people like to do calisthenics based workouts using pyramids and super set routines. In fact, with the right mix of exerci...

Most Popular in Fitness

  • Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army Basic Training PFT
    Army Basic Training PFT
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    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance.
  • Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.

Military Health and Fitness

Get Fit the Military Way

  • Lose the Love Handles
    Lose the Love Handles
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    The number one item if you will notice is food intake. As with any fitness and health goal - nutrition and exercise are always ...
  • Perfecting the Pullup
    Perfecting the Pull-up
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    The pull-up is one of the most challenging exercises. If you are 10 to 20 pounds overweight, it can seriously affect your abili...
  • 20 Minute Circuit Workout
    20 Minute Circuit Workout
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    This workout is a 20-minute workout that will take you to your maximum physical effort as well as your maximum heart rate.
  • Getting Off the Training Plateau
    Getting Off the Training Plateau
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    This email comes from a young man seeking to enlist in the Navy after losing weight and getting into shape. He has made signifi...
  • Pull-up Push Workout
    Pull-up Push Workout
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    Getting better at pull-ups is a subject of concern for many people. As with the Pushup-Push Workout, this idea makes little sen...
  • Weights, PT and Pullups
    Weights, PT, and Pull-ups
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    I am a 2ndLt in the Marine Corps and I'm about to start the third week of the BUD/S Warning Order.
  • AM and PM Workouts
    AM and PM Workouts
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    I received a great email about performing two-a-day workouts. One of my favorite things to do is to workout in the AM and PM.

Running the Military Way

  • Compartment Syndrome or Shin Splints?
    Compartment Syndrome or Shin Splints?
    Hi Stew - I am now suffering from shin splints every time I go run. It does not matter if I lay off running for a period of tim...
  • Air Pollution and Running
    Air Pollution and Running
    With the long days of summer, there are more daylight hours in which to exercise. Many people focus on running and outdoor acti...
  • Build Up Your Running Program with the Sun
    Build Up Your Running Program with the Sun
    For the past few years, I have started an outdoor running program as the weather breaks from Winter to Spring. This running pl...
  • The Twelve-Mile Run Plan
    The Twelve-Mile Run Plan
    The focus is to run shorter and faster runs in the week and a long slower run at a comfortable pace on the weekend.
  • Triathlon Training
    Triathlon Training
    Several times a month, I receive emails from people interested in competing in Triathlon events that consist of swimming, bikin...
  • Marathon Running Plan
    Marathon Running Plan
    The Marine Corps Marathon is at the end of October. Do you have or recommend any running programs to help those of us running i...

Weight Loss Tips

  • Need To Lose 40 Lbs
    I Need to Lose 40 lbs!
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    It is a fact that many (too many) of America's men, women, as well as teenaged youth are overweight. Recent alarming statistics...
  • Chow line.
    Calories in and Calories Out: Is it That Simple?
    Stew Smith
    Think weight loss is just about eating less and exercising more? It's only part of the equation.
  • Military Spouse Weight Loss Plan
    The Military Spouse Weight Loss Plan
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    As a fitness writer, I often get testimonials from people using fitness programs that I have developed and they ALL motivate me...
  • Lose Love Handles You Hate Part 1
    Lose the Love Handles You Hate! - Part 1
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    Personal training clients and gym class participants always ask me, "How do I lose my love handles?" Many think it's just with ...
  • Weight Loss Myths
    Weight Loss Myths
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    I have had an alarming number of emails that asked similar questions about quick weight loss through diets, diet pills, or prof...
  • Working Out And Not Losing Weight
    Working Out and Not Losing Weight
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    It sounds like you are doing everything right when it comes to burning calories, so you have to take a closer look at what you ...
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