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Military Workouts

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Do You Jump Rope? Workout for Beginning Jumpers

Maj Walpole Jumping Rope

My Navy buddy Dave Hunt, who created the CrossRope (a super system of weighted jump ropes and handles that are interchangeable for different workouts), helped create a jump-rope workout for us. I never had a system of jumping ropes. I would maybe try to jump during a song or replace a quick run with a 1-minute jump, but here are some ideas ... more

Making the PT Test Just Another Workout

Army Situp PT

Wouldn't it be nice to go into your next PT test and have the feeling of "this is just another workout" versus "this is not going to be good" and worry yourself sick over it? There is a way to get to that point, but it takes practice, discipline, and building good training habits. Here is a way to make the Navy physical screening test (PST)... more

Running Prior to Navy Boot Camp

An airman runs through a puddle. U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Carlin Leslie

Preparing for the running prior to attending Navy boot camp goes without saying — you should be doing it, and often. This is especially true if your future goals potentially include units that require follow-on training programs with tougher standards. You need to be well prepared BEFORE you start day one at Boot Camp. Here is a very common ques... more

20 Years of Periodization Training

 Students assigned to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) class 286 participate in a surf passage training exercise at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kyle D. Gahlau)

I realized I have been using my Periodization style of training now for 20 years, after one of my former Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) prep students reminded me that it was 20 years ago he and his classmates shipped off to BUD/S. That was the year when I learned I needed to make some changes in my personal and profession training prog... more

AIT Workouts

Victor Dioguino assists Matthew McLaughlin while lifting weights at the Warrior Fitness Center June 17, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force/Caitlin Kenney)

We train and prepare for basic training programs, but often find that, after the basic training, we are actually in worse shape than when we started. This happens especially to those seeking more advanced Special Ops level of fitness and, in this soldier's case, the Army Rangers. Sometimes you can find extra time to train to get back to where yo... more

Top 10 GO-TO Workout Plans


We all have that favorite workout that is the GO-TO plan when you miss your normal workout due to a variety of reasons such as a busy day at work, facilities closing early, and travel. Some people go back to a basic calisthenics circuit that they remember from the military, while other take a day off. Whatever your workout plan is today, som... more

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