How to Increase Your Pullups, from Future Jarheads Fitness

Thanks to the great team over at Future Jarheads, especially on their newly revamped FutureJarheadFitness.com website, for this guest post. Quick Tips For Pullups Find a grip that is comfortable for you, you can do palms facing out, palms facing in, hands close together, or far apart, find what works best for you. Tilt your head back so that your chin extends into the air, … Continue reading How to Increase Your Pullups, from Future Jarheads Fitness

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You’re Too Good Not To Be FIT

“ It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop. ” — Confucius You’ve been hitting the gym every day… Yes.You’ve been eating healthier food… Check. You’ve been drinking more water and getting enough sleep…  Si. You’re losing a ton of weight and getting in shape…  No… Why not? Tip The First: Turn Up The Intensity Have you ever noticed how almost everyone … Continue reading You’re Too Good Not To Be FIT

Burn Off That Pie, No Equipment Necessary: The Stair Workout

This is a guest post from Chad Howse. Did you wake up with a pumpkin pie-induced hangover this morning, feeling more like a butterball than a man? You’re ready to slough off that tryptophan haze and get yourself moving again. You want to do a full body workout that’s really going to make your muscles burn. But maybe you’re a college student home for the holiday … Continue reading Burn Off That Pie, No Equipment Necessary: The Stair Workout

Guest Post: 5 Running Mistakes That Minimize Your Results (and how to fix them)

Thank you to Jason at Strength Running.com for this awesome guest post. Check out all the information from his team on their website. Hey, they’re the true professionals and we’re just jarheads.. Are you making these TOP mistakes that I see over and over again? Today I’ll show you how to fix them and start achieving more with your running – more PR’s, more weight … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Running Mistakes That Minimize Your Results (and how to fix them)

P90X, Insanity, Rushfit: TV Workouts for OCS?

Three at home video workout series have exploded in popularity the last several years. Persuasive commercials for P90X, Insanity, and Rushfit bombard TV viewers of the OCS candidate demographic. Many candidates have used these programs before OCS to varying degrees of success, but have you ever seen an academic comparison of these programs and their claims? Now we have one, thanks to Fabio Comana, M.A., … Continue reading P90X, Insanity, Rushfit: TV Workouts for OCS?

Stop Stretching Before Your PFT Run!

In many ways, the Marine Corps is fifty years behind the times. The physical fitness habits of many young and old Marines are detrimental holdovers from a less enlightened time. Doing more harm than good, many such habits persist well beyond when science and professional sports have found safer, more efficient, or more effective training methods. A primary example is in stretching, especially before exercise. … Continue reading Stop Stretching Before Your PFT Run!

Workout Review: Should I Try P90X before OCS?

What is P90X? P90X is an extremely popular 90-day DVD workout program by the ageless, irrepressible Tony Horton. It consists of hour-long workouts emphasizing bodyweight exercises, pullups, circuit-style workouts, dumbbells, and many, many ab workouts. If you haven’t heard about it, check out reviews on Amazon or Google, or just stop living under that rock. The Good P90X is not easy per se, but it is a … Continue reading Workout Review: Should I Try P90X before OCS?

Overtraining Symptoms: Too Much Exercise?

Powerlifter Mike Westerdal, owner of www.criticalbench.com, has shared some of his most commonly seen symptoms of overtraining with the blog. Overtraining is a very real danger to candidates. Many are training in new exercises for the first time (pullups or running) and pushing themselves too far, too fast in anticipation or fear of the trials of OCS. Overtraining might be over-diagnosed in civilian gyms, but … Continue reading Overtraining Symptoms: Too Much Exercise?

Planning for Fitness-Tips for Frequent Travelers

Thanks so much to fitness enthusiast Mike Manning for this guest post–check out his good work on his blog While you probably do a lot of things for your health, chances are that travel isn’t one of them. Sure, it can be relaxing to take a holiday somewhere far from home, but even traveling for pleasure comes with stressors that take a toll on physical … Continue reading Planning for Fitness-Tips for Frequent Travelers

Recommended Workout: Armstrong Advanced for Pullup Plateaus

This is great. Armstrong got me from zero pull ups to a steady 15-16 over the last year. I’ve been stuck there for the last few months and hopefully this will help me bust the plateau. On the tendonitis – constant body weight push/pulls and Armstrong over many months was wearing down my left elbow to the point where it was painful to do anything. … Continue reading Recommended Workout: Armstrong Advanced for Pullup Plateaus