Military Workout: PT Super Set With TRX Supplementation
Turning sub-max supersets into a short circuit (like the method below) is an efficient way to mix in all the elements of a PT test (pullups, pushups, situps / crunches, and running) as well as suspension exercises (TRX) to help with the same muscle groups. Supplemental ideas for PT exercises can include dips for chest, shoulders, triceps and plank poses for core strength as well as TRX exercises to make exercises either harder or easier depending upon your level of fitness.
Warm-up with short run: 1 mile
PT Super Set:
Repeat 10 times
Run 200m fast (100m sprint / 100m jog)
Plank pose: 1 min
*On even sets (2,4,6,8,10): Add in TRX pushups / TRX rollouts for abs options (5-10 reps) / TRX rows (squats optional) if needed if failing at pullups.
Repeat 2 times
Rev pushups: 20
Arm haulers: 20
plank pose: 1 min
Cooldown run: 1 mile
Non-impact option cooldown: 10 minutes
- Swim / tread, bike, elliptical, row, etc.
Dynamic Stretches 5-10 minutes in water or on land
Foam Roll / Stretch
This workout can be scaled back as necessary depending on your abilities, and if there are exercises you cannot do yet, supplement them with exercises like knee pushups, bench dips, pulldowns, DB rows or TRX rows to keep the routine going without failure.
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