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Category Archive: Fitness

Puller

Chesty Puller is a legend in the world of the USMC. As far as the pecking order of medals is concerned, the Medal of Honor is the highest award given for valor in combat. The second highest is the...

Lejeune

Workout named after John A. Lejeune, the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps and known as the “greatest of Leathernecks,” having served with distinction for over 40 years. This is a true...

Iron Mike Workout

“Iron Mike” is a class that I taught that’s based on a strategy that incorporates free weights in a group fitness dynamic. Very cool! While we’re not lifting a lot of weight,...

Loose Cannon Fitness

In the Marines, we exercised as a platoon. You had a lean, mean and very impatient Drill Instructor up front dictating the exercise, the pace and the form. On every level, at every turn yozu had a...

What is “Muscular Christianity?”

A Brief History If you’re thinking you’ve heard the term “Muscular Christianity” before, you probably have. The YMCA was a byproduct of the movement that went by the same name...

The Best Workout Plans – What Makes Them the “Best?”

The Best Workout Plans “Muscular Christianity” is not just a workout plan or a fitness regimen. Yes, it is that. But in order to ensure that your fitness goals are realized and not just...

Fitness as a Subcategory of Discipleship

I like to think of Fitness as a subcategory of Discipleship. While it’s not necessarily typical, it’s Biblical in that: • your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19-20) • we’re...

Move. Become. Now.

I’ve always been inspired by Caleb. You meet him for the first time in Numbers 13. He was a standout from the tribe of Judah and was selected as one of 12 men to go out and explore Canaan. Their...

The Tyranny of the Urgent

The Dictionary defines “tyranny” as “cruel and oppressive power.” When you consider the context of the title of this post, it makes sense. Here’s the situation: You’ve got several plates...

Your Everyday Gauntlet

A Gauntlet is most usually thought of as the armored glove worn by knights of old. It also refers to an ancient form of discipline where a criminal was forced to walk between two columns of...