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Regardless of which branch of the armed services you’re thinking about joining, I guarantee that you’ll have to get very comfortable with rucking. One of the most common forms of physical fitness training, rucking can help to prepare you for long stretches of navigating foreign terrain with up to 50 pounds on your back. Let’s take a look at the benefits of rucking, how to get started with rucking, and how to shop for the best rucking equipment. Rucking Definition In its most basic form, rucking is walking a specific distance with a weighted pack on your back. But there’s...

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If your goal is to get lean, especially before entering basic training, I guarantee you’ve come across the term “intermittent fasting” no less than a dozen times. Intermittent fasting or IF has made its way through the entire fitness community due to its supposed benefits surrounding weight loss and longevity. But is it worth the hype? Let’s take a closer look at intermittent fasting, how to do it, and intermittent fasting benefits that might be of interest to you and your fitness goals.   What is Intermittent Fasting? As the name implies, intermittent fasting involves abstaining from food and calorie-based...

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Before hitting the weights and getting underneath a barbell became the norm, there was push-ups. Push-ups are one of the classic foundational or compound exercises of fitness. Targeting your entire upper body, push-ups are an excellent way to get stronger, build muscle, and increase endurance. Have you been stuck at the same number of push-ups for weeks or months? Want to increase the number of push-ups you can do? Let’s take a closer look at the pushup exercise, the different types of pushups, and how to increase the number of pushups you can do.   Pushup Exercise Benefits There’s a...

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Have you ever seen a guy holding two huge dumbbells and aimlessly walking around the gym floor? You can see that he’s not trying to find the weight rack to put the dumbbells back, so what is he doing? That seemingly crazy gym rat is performing the Farmer’s Walk exercise. What are Farmer’s Walks? This one movement is a total body exercise that helps to build strength and endurance. It’s also not too shabby for burning some extra calories.  Let’s take a closer look at the Farmer’s Walk benefits, which muscles are activated, and how to perform the Farmer’s Walk....

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You’re already running late but you want to get in a workout before you head home. Probably no big deal to skip the warm-up and jump right into your workout, right?     Not a good idea. Warming up might not be the most fun part of your workout, but it’s absolutely necessary. Think of your body like one of those older cars in winter. You need to start the car up and let it run for a few minutes before you can drive to your destination. Well, your body works the same way. You wouldn’t want to jump into...

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