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Weekly Workout: Favorite Workouts

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Do you have a favorite place to work out? Indoors, outdoors? Pretty much anywhere outside, on a big field, with a pullup bar is my favorite place to train. If you have ever been to the Naval Academy grounds, you likely have seen a field called Farragut Field loaded with a row of pullups bars. There are thirty six to be exact. Back when there were 36 companies at USNA, they had pullup workouts there. Here is an old school workout my group performed the other day that challenged some of our advanced athletes to tackle every pullup bar on the field (36 sets).

Big PT Day

Run 1.5 mile warmup

Repeat as many times as you can:

  • 5 pullups
  • 20 pushups
  • 20 abs of choice – mix many abs choices / plank pose (20 secs)

How many times can you do this? 10, 20, 30?

Run 1.5 miles. Keep track of your time!

Swim or ruck 30 minutes at an easy pace, then stretch.

This is a lot of reps if you do multiple sets, so listen to your body and know when to stop. If you are not ready for 100+ pullups and 500+ pushups, focus on abs then stop at 10-15 sets.

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Stew Smith works as a presenter / editorial board with the Tactical Strength and Conditioning program of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  There are also over 800 articles on Military.com Fitness Forum focusing on a variety of fitness, nutritional, and tactical issues military members face throughout their career.

Latest Fitness Books: Navy SEAL Weight Training and Tactical Fitness

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Stew Smith works as a presenter and editorial board member with the Tactical Strength and Conditioning program of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has also written hundreds of articles on Military.com's Fitness Center that focus on a variety of fitness, nutritional, and tactical issues military members face throughout their career.

Latest Fitness Books: Navy SEAL Weight Training and Tactical Fitness

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