Great Upper Body Exercises That Everyone Should Do Regularly

Introduction If you are looking for a great workout that will help improve your upper body strength, look no further! Below are some of the best exercises out there and, what is great, is that everyone can do them. They will help tone your arms, chest, and back – giving you a strong and healthy… Read More

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New Plank Record

A 62-Year-old former US Marine has set a world record for maintaining the plank. On 15 February 2020, George Hood kept static for an incredible 8 hours 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Hood, a former US Marine and retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, has broken the record for longest plank before, in 2011… Read More

Does Completing Basic Military Training mean a decline in Physical Performance?

Research Paper Title Positive, limited and negative responders: The variability in physical fitness adaptation to basic military training. Background To investigate the heterogeneity of physical adaptation in Australian Army recruits completing a 12-week basic military training regimen. This was a prospective research design. Methods Volunteer recruits (n=195) completed 12-weeks of basic military training. Recruit physical… Read More

Is it Possible to Adjust the Intensity of Plyometric Push-up Exercises & Train Athletes’ Muscle Power by Correctly Interpreting GRF-based Parameters?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Variation of Plyometric Push-Ups on Force-Application Kinetics and Perception of Intensity. Background To examine differences between ground-reaction-force (GRF)-based parameters collected from 5 types of plyometric push-ups. Between-trials reliability and the relationships between parameters were also assessed. Methods Thirty-seven highly active commando soldiers performed 3 trials of 5 variations of… Read More

How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up

How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up (aka Push-up for our American friends). One of the best things about boot camp fitness workouts is the fact that they often require very little equipment. Whether you are in a class with a dozen other people or have put together your own makeshift boot camp workout… Read More

How Many Calories Does a Press-up (Push-Up) Burn?

Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More