Body weight exercises that can be done anytime, anywhere.
Coaching active duty soldiers requires out-of-the-box thinking. Many are pilots, nurses, and infantry soldiers who are frequently away from traditional strength training facilities. Mini resistance bands are compact and versatile, easy to stash in a GO bag when duty calls.
Here is a list of my favorite core and upper body exercises for soldiers, no gym required.
EMOM means “every minute on the minute”, and are fantastic workouts when time is limited.
The structure of EMOM workouts are pretty straightforward, and can be scaled to suit every fitness level, from beginners to elite athletes.
Most EMOM workouts last between 10 to 30 minutes, but there are variations.
One of the benefits of EMOM is that they can be designed to challenge and develop a wide range of different aspects of your fitness. They can be programmed to train:
Technique under fatigue
How to EMOM
Using a timer or WOD app, on each minute, perform the exercise(s). You then rest the remainder of each minute. When the next minute starts, you begin the next exercise(s). Repeat this process until the workout is complete.
The structure of EMOM’s makes the workouts intense and time efficient. Due to the time pressure, form can suffer. Always complete each rep correctly and modify if necessary.
EMOM for Runners
You can involve any exercise you want, especially the ones you are weak at to improve them. But you should change the routine regularly.
20 minute EMOM: 20 second isometric hold + 10 reps