Fitness

Workouts, challenges, everything you need to get in shape, right now.

Murder yoga – Veteran’s martial arts of choice

Every once in a while you just feel like choking someone out. However, choking random people is generally frowned upon. Apparently because of this, I’m “no longer welcome at Sizzler” anymore. For many GIs, our first experience with fighting was either in high school or basic training. The prospect of learning how to execute the …

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Army Combat Fitness Test- Ready, Begin!

If you are in the Army, unless you have been living under a rock, you know the ACFT is here.  For over a year now, big Army has been talking about and field testing their new Combat Fitness Test.  The test is 6 events and measures full body strength plus endurance. The six events are …

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Valor Games Southwest showcase adaptive veterans

The 6th annual Valor Games Southwest took place Sept. 23-26 in San Antonio.  The Valor Games are an introductory, Paralympic-style event that allow Warrior Transition units and adaptive athlete veterans to compete in several types of events.  This year’s VGSW events included archery, rowing, power lifting, table tennis, cycling, power soccer, Boccia, and air guns. …

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At The Gym

We are two weeks into the new year and we’re certain that many people are still enduring the massive crowds of people frequenting their gym/fitness center/athletic club. Among the crowd, there are people who have never once stepped foot in the gym. How do we know? We watch the videos on Facebook of people making …

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Navy Captain Shows Off In Weight Room, Then On Flight Deck

While many people were impressed with the raw strength that Captain Pat “Fin” Hannifin displayed in the weight room aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, easily bench pressing 315 pounds with no warmup, they missed the former fighter pilot turned carrier commander put his real strength on display. After warming up with that light work on …

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Exercise The Right Way

There is this one gym, we won’t name names (by the end of this we’re pretty sure you’ll know which gym) that promotes not doing certain exercises because maybe, just maybe, you doing those exercises, makes someone else uncomfortable. Heaven forbid! (sarcasm) This way of thinking has lead to a perverse sense of fitness and …

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Fitness For the Warrior

Military PT tests…lets’ all take a deep breathe and let out and egregious sigh regarding how mandatory physical training has failed to keep up with what our warfighters are doing in the field. Have they gotten better with the Combat Fitness Test in the Marine Corps and similar tests across the other branches…we’d say mildly. …

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Ronnie Coleman: King of Body Building May Never Walk Again

Ronnie Coleman reigned supreme in the bodybuilding world. The gargantuan symmetrical and defined physique was a thing of awe to behold. How could someone get that large, have each muscle so clearly defined, all while ensuring that no part of his body went underdeveloped? Whether or not you like the sport, think it’s full of …

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What Ground Combat Entails Part One

This may be a several part series (to inform those who don’t know), depending on how long this former Lance Corporal who got promoted to Corporal on his EAS Day wants to rant and rave about ground combat. First off a little backstory on me so you know where you’re getting your information from. I’m …

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