Marine Corps Workouts

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TRX Move #1 - Spiderman Push Up

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Key: N: name of the exercise A: adjustment length of the TRX P: position relative to the anchor S: starting posture M: movement cues R: return cues to starting posture. N: Spiderman Push- up A: Mid Calf P: GFA S: Hand plank position with knees on deck, right foot in foot cradles.  Left leg extend, toes on deck. M: Drive left knee to l... more

Big PT / Weight / TRX Combination Workout

Situps outdoors.

Finish reps however you can, even if you have to add in reps of pulldowns, regular pushups, or half squats to finish. It is best to perform this workout in a circuit fashion: go from one exercise to the next using a sub-maximum or maximum effort rep set each time. 100 Pullups, pulldown combo if needed 200 TRX Atomic Pushups 200 o... more

Build Muscle With TRX Suspension Training

TRX Suspension Training

An email from a Fire Fighter instructor looking for advice on creating a fitness maintenance plan and fitness building program for his major city fire fighters prompted an answer that was diverse in its ability yet cost effective.  "I think your recent publication of Fire Fighter Workout and Public Safety Diver training cross over very well. Th... more

Remedial Fitness for Military

Remedial Fitness for Military

An Army Reservist of twenty plus years emailed me for some help. This question, and the need for a basic program, is universal throughout the military ranks - active and reserve. There is a growing trend in remedial fitness. Here is the question: "I have corresponded with you in the past and a while back you sent me an intermediate level fitne... more

Top 10 Fitness Questions

Top 10 Military Fitness Questions

I have had many emails that ask similiar questions, so I have compiled a list of the top ten questions. Here are the questions I consider my Top Ten. They range in subject, but are all relevant to fitness and health. Feel free to continue emailing me with your questions at stew@stewsmith.com. 1) Should I lift weights as fast as possible? Of c... more

Fight Holiday Weight Gain

Fight Holiday Weight Gain

A study by National Institute of Health shows that most Americans only gain 2 pounds at the most during the six-week period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. The problem is that most of us do not lose that extra pound or two in the year that follows. The added stress of holiday travel, shopping, end of school year projects, and other facto... more

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