Mobility


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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BodyweightMobility

5 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR PULL-UPS   If you want to beef up your biceps and back, pull-ups are hard to beat. However, for a lot of people, they are also the exercise most likely to produce a training plateau. You hit a certain number of reps and then – boom – you can’t increase your numbers. Frustrating! If you are stuck in a pull-up performance rut, use these strategies to get things moving again.    It’s about to get heavy – weighted pull-ups    As with all bodyweight exercises, the most convenient way to make progress with pull-ups is to...

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MindsetMobilitymotivationTraining

Punisher sessions A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This common little platitude is often applied to machinery, corporations, and even the exercises you do in the gym. After all, you are only as strong as your core – or whatever muscle is this season’s pre-hab favorite.  But what if YOU are the weakest link? What if you are the thing that breaks when the going gets tough? Chances are it’s not your body that lets you down, but your mind.  In many military situations, the difference between success and failure is your mindset, your ability to...

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MobilityTraining

Relax as hard as you train - tips on how to relax and rest Training takes a lot out of your body. It depletes your energy resources and even causes microscopic damage to your muscles. That might sound distressing, but it's actually good news. When you break your body down, given adequate time for rest and repair, it bounces back stronger. This is a survival mechanism – your body wants to make things easier for the next time you expose it to a similar source of stress.The faster and more completely you can recover between workouts, the sooner you can...

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ConditioningMobilityRunningTraining

Sprinting is a fundamental skill. Like swimming, being able to build a fire, and make a shelter, it’s a skill that could save your life. Sprinting is also a kick-ass workout! However, before you head to the track to work on your sprint, it’s important to make sure you go about your workout the right way. Sprinting is surprisingly intense, and a lot of wannabe Usain Bolts end up pulling a hammy or tearing a groin the moment they pick up the pace.  Here are seven tips for making your sprint workouts as safe and productive as possible.  1) WARM...

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