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    Enduring the pain for more gain

    Endurance is an important aspect for the Marine warrior athlete to consider. It is the side of physical training that prepares a Marine for everything that’s needed of him, from carrying a pack and rifle,  [Read more…]

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    Tire Workouts

    A common event in strongman competitions, the tire flip, is one unconventional workout that will truly take every muscle in your body to complete. But it isn’t necessary to be a strongman competitor to flip  [Read more…]

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    Running With A Splash

    Marines and other athletes who work out on a regular basis often experience burnout and possible injury. Breaking up normal workout regiments with cross-training exercises, like swimming, can offer relief for overworked muscles and joints.  [Read more…]

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    Kettlebell Training

    Though simple in design, hundreds of years old and made for counterbalancing grain harvest scales, the kettlebell offers benefits to those who want to build muscle and enhance their cardiovascular system – fast. Often endearingly  [Read more…]

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    Ready To Rumble

      Before you throw your dukes up, it’s best if you know what you’re doing first. Through proper training, you’re more likely to win a fight than to walk away with nothing but a ringing  [Read more…]

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    Getting Straight to the Core

    When most Marines want to improve their running performance, they run. When they want to build strength and muscle in their chest, they bench press. What most people may overlook is their core. A person’s  [Read more…]

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    Combat Ready in a Combat Zone

    Physical fitness and deployments play a significant part the Marine Corps lifestyle. How does a Marine deployed to a remote combat outpost or forward operating base, where gyms are a shell of what Marines are  [Read more…]

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    Getting A Leg Up on PT

    Marines on light duty for injuries have to change their physical training regimen to help recovery. Sometimes, that means not exercising at all so the body can heal.

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    Physical fitness is essential to life in the Corps. However, finding the motivation to train can a be challenge while balancing personal and military obligations. The best way to get out of a slum is  [Read more…]

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    Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits

    Inhaling a meal and going back for seconds can easily add unwanted inches to your waistline. A traditionally prepared holiday meal can contain more than 5,000 calories, which is acceptable if your regular diet is  [Read more…]

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    Going the Distance

    Going the Distance: Former U.S. Olympian, Jeff Galloway, shares his best practices with MARINES. Keys to running success: How often should you replace your running shoes? What should you eat or drink before a long run? Subject matter experts provide MARINES with the common misconceptions about running and what you need to do to enhance your running experience.

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    Wondering how to do your pull-ups? All Marines have their own opinion. Marines often debate, palms out or palms inward, switch grips during the PFT or not.  There are certainly a lot of good questions  [Read more…]

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    Drink Up

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Eliberto Vela, a ground communication organizational repairman with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, replenishes his thirst so his body can keep up during a  [Read more…]

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    Work It Out

    Below are some suggested workouts used by Sgt. Maj. Mark M. Geletko, the sergeant major of Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Geletko has an extensive background in physical fitness  [Read more…]

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    Combat Fitness Test

    CFT. When some Marines hear those three letters together, they might get a little nervous, sort of along the same lines as hearing the words “the gas chamber.” On the other hand, some Marines may  [Read more…]