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MobilityWeight Training

WORKOUTS FOR WEAKNESS Strength is a very desirable trait. Being strong makes many otherwise arduous tasks much easier. From lifting and shifting heavy kit to pushing your body to its limits. Strength makes everything better.  How strong should you be? The easy answer is much stronger than you are now! It's doubtful you will ever be too strong. A lot of people go about building strength in the wrong way. They focus on bodybuilding-type training methods. They get bigger, but not proportionally stronger. There is nothing inherently wrong with bigger muscles, but if you aren’t as strong as you look,...

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NutritionTraining

DO YOU REALLY NEED ALL  THOSE FANCY SUPPLEMENTS? Despite appearances to the contrary, sports supplements are nothing new. Back in the days of ancient Rome, Gladiators and athletes ate raw bull’s testicles in an effort to make them more powerful. Peruvian hunters chewed cocoa (the raw ingredient for cocaine) plant leaves to give them energy on long hunts.  Vikings consumed the herb bog myrtle to psych themselves up before a hard day of plundering and pillaging; these particular Vikings being known as Berserkers, giving us the expression to go berserk. Bog myrtle was the original pre-workout stimulant!  Supplements are designed...

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BodyweightConditioningCoreMobilityTraining

THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT EXERCISES EVERYONE SHOULD BE DOING While any kind of training is better than no training, you’ll get better results from your time if you build your workouts around good quality exercises. In most cases, these are functional, compound exercises. This means they involve lots of muscle groups working together and closely replicate the activities for which you are training.  For example, there is no point doing set after set of hip abductions when you want to improve your strength for running and jumping. And yet, a lot of exercisers are guilty of doing precisely that! Get...

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TrainingWeight Training

SHOULD I BE DOING BODYBUILDING EXERCISES? Strength is an essential part of military life. Equipment is heavy and the stronger you are, the easier it’ll be for you to lift and shift that equipment into the right position. Strength also means that many daily activities will be much less tiring. You’ll have plenty of muscle power in reserve – even after a hard day digging trenches. Strength is a very desirable trait.  Of course, strength without fitness is all-but useless. No one will care if you can bench press a tank if you have to lie down for half-an-hour to...

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CoreMobilityTraining

CREATING A COMBAT READY CORE Military equipment is built to last. Unfortunately, that means it’s often very heavy! Lifting, shifting, and carrying all this gear requires more than just big arms or strong legs; you need a strong core too.  Core is the collective term for the muscles of your midsection. Lack of core strength means the force generated by your arms and legs can get lost somewhere in the middle. You are only as strong as your weakest link, and if your core is weak, your midsection may collapse under load. Just like trying to shoot a cannon out...

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