Mobility


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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IMPORTANT EXERCISES YOU 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 better results from...

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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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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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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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