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Category Archive: Fitness

The Pit

Outside every squad bay at Parris Island is an area that is suspiciously devoid of grass. While you might be a little confused as to why that might be the case initially, you find out soon enough....

The Henderson

Named after Archibald Henderson, the “grand old man of the Marine Corps,” who served as Commandant from 1820 to 1859. A true hardcharger and an apt namesake for a workout that is nothing...

Daly

Named after Sergeant Major Dan Daly, USMC, winner of two Medals of Honor. With this routine, you’re doing two exercises per body part where you would normally do just one. Buckle up! Cycle One...

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...