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Part 2 of our gym alternatives. A little more complex than the last two sessions the following are designed to help you create your own full-body workout. Of course, they use completely no equipment but don't let that fool you into thinking you are getting off lightly here.  3.) Try P.A.U.L bodyweight circuits. Bodyweight circuits are a great way to develop cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance, all at the same time. The P.A.U.L system is an easy way to design your own bodyweight circuit and be sure you are hitting all body parts.P.A.U.L stands for;PlyometricAbsUpper BodyLower body TO PERFORM:Begin your workout...

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If you usually do your cardio workouts at the gym, you’re probably wondering how you will be able to maintain your fitness if your gym has closed because of COVID-19. The good news is that, just because you no longer have access to a fully equipped gym, doesn’t mean you can’t maintain or even improve your cardiovascular fitness. Stuck for ideas? We have 2 killer options for you that will get your heart pumping and help you break a sweat. Choose one to add as a finisher to your home workouts.  1.) Break out your skipping rope Skipping, or jumping rope...

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3 ways to become mentally tough Mental toughness means different things to different people. In the military, it can mean forcing yourself to do things that scare you or having the resolve to keep pushing your body despite pain and fatigue. In business, mental toughness can mean having the strength of will to make unpopular decisions, like laying off staff. With fitness, mental toughness could be the difference between doing a workout or heading home for a relaxing night in front of the TV.  While there are different interpretations of mental toughness, and some people are born with more of...

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Hold on to that hard-earned muscle - field snacks Building muscle is hard work. You need to pay your dues in the gym, get plenty of rest, and eat like your life depends on it. None of those things is a problem when you have access to your gym, bed, and kitchen, but things can soon go sideways when you are out in the field.  For training, pump up the calisthenics to maintain as much muscle as you can. And as for sleep, just grab what you can when you can. Basic rations and MREs are not designed for muscle...

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What to do the morning before your test day Test days are an essential part of military life. They confirm that you are ready to do the job and that your training has produced the required results. Test days can also be nerve racking! Before starting, you'll catch yourself wondering whether you’ll pass, or whether you are about to fail and make a fool of yourself. Don’t worry – almost everyone else in your group feels the same way! Make test day go as smoothly and successfully as possible by following this step-by-step guide.  Get up early  Nothing will knock...

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