Marine Corps Workouts

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Lose the Love Handles

Lose the Love Handles

I received an email titled, "LOVE-HANDLES!! Help me lose them." I have been working on a routine that incorporates exercises that will help you work your love handles (the oblique region of the torso) over time and effort. Personally, I like to work my "obliques" on days I work my legs, so I created the Legs and Love Handles workout seen below.... 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

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

The Pushup Challenge

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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