The 4 Move Workout Inspired By US Marine Corps’ Combat-Conditioning Programme

by | Jun 29, 2018 | Fitness, Workouts

The US Marine Corps keeps its combat-conditioning programme engaging by frequently mixing in cool new workouts and physical challenges. The routines aren’t designed to wage war on a man’s body, but that’s exactly what they’d do if you jumped into the programme head first. So we created a plan to gradually prepare you physically and mentally for the demands of its military training.

Related: The Three Moves That Navy Seals Use To Rank Up Mobility, Stay Limber and Remain Fighting Fit

Sandbag Squat

Do It: Grab a heavy dumbbell (marines use sandbags) and stand holding it vertically, by one end, against your chest. With your elbows pointing down, bend at the hips and knees to lower your body until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor. Return to the start.

Related: Why All Men Should Deep Squat for 5 Minutes a Day

Sandbag Dead Lift

Do It: Stand holding a heavy dumbbell (or sandbag) with both hands under the top of the weight and your arms hanging down in front of you. Keep your chest up and shoulders back. Next, lower your body until the weight touches the floor. Now stand up again.

Related: 3 Exercises That Will Improve Your Deadlift


Do It: Grab a chin-up bar with an overhand grip (palms facing forward) and your hands slightly more than shoulder-width apart. Hang with your arms straight and pull your shoulder blades down. Pull yourself up, and then lower back to the starting position.

Related: How To Build Muscle To Develop The Perfect Pull-Up

Front Squat To Push Press

Do It: Stand holding a barbell across the front of your shoulders and bring your elbows forward. Push your hips back and then bend your knees to lower your body. Now quickly stand back up while pushing the bar above your head until your arms are fully extended. Lower the weight. That’s one rep.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This