Archive for November 2013

MARINE CORPS LEADERSHIP TRAITS VIDEO SERIES   Leave a comment

The Marine Corps published a series of explanatory videos covering the Marine Corps Leadership Traits. These are leadership traits that anyone can learn, adopt and put into practice to improve their character and engagement in a meaningful life. There are 14 videos in the series covering (click on the trait to access the associated video):

1. Justice
2. Judgment
3. Dependability
4. Integrity
5. Decisiveness
6. Tact
7. Initiative
8. Endurance
9. Bearing
10. Unselfishness
11. Courage
12. Knowledge
13. Loyalty
14. Enthusiasm

You can access the full video series HERE.

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RANGER SCHOOL TEACHES RESILIENCE   Leave a comment

size0“Two of the things I learned [at Army Ranger School] is that you can always take another step … that’s more of a figurative idea for me than literal, but the concept still applies,” he said. “I can always push further than I am right now, regardless of how cold, wet, tired or hungry I am … more in this case, injured. The second takeaway I got from Ranger school was that most failure is between the ears, and that is to say, really the only thing that can stop me is me … from an internal perspective, that’s what has helped me keep the positive outlook and the forward momentum that I have at this point.” Learn something from the incredible story and indomitable spirit of CPT Edward “Flip” Klein. Read the full story HERE.

TALKING TO YOUR DAUGHTER (OR ANYBODY) ABOUT FITNESS   2 comments


Excellent article by Brynn Harrington on how to talk to your daughter about fitness. It is important to instill a healthy attitude toward fitness as soon as possible in child development, and to keep that value nurtured throughout their growth. For girls, it is especially important as society pressures them to value the number on a weight scale over their time on the mile, maximum reps numbers, and other numbers that tell them they are capable! That said, her main points are good for talking to ANYONE about fitness! Her main points are:

1.Strength equals self-sufficiency.
2.Fitness opens doors.
3.The bike is the new golf course.
4.Exercise is a lifestyle, not an event.
5.Health begets health.
6.Endorphins help you cope.
7.Working out signals hard-working.
8.If you feel beautiful, you look beautiful.
9.Nature rules.
10.Little eyes are always watching.

You can read the full article HERE!

STEW SMITH (NAVY SEAL) SPEC OPS FITNESS WORKOUT – 26 NOVEMBER 2013   Leave a comment

swimpt1-300x300Here is Stew Smith’s (Navy SEAL) Spec Ops Fitness Workout for today:

1. Ruck or Run/Swim
a. Repeat 10 times
1/4 mile at goal mile pace
stretch 1 min

b. Repeat 5 times
1/2 mile at goal mile pace
stretch 2 min

2. Swim with fins 1500m for time or ruck 5 miles

NEW TRAINING RESOURCES: MARINE CORPS HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING   Leave a comment

Links to the Marine Corps “High Intensity Tactical Training” materials have been added to the Training Resources on this website. This is a comprehensive tactical and physical fitness training program designed to develop the warrior athlete. The materials include a information on training principles, routines and nutrition.

MARINE CORPS EMERGENCY EGRESS TRAINING VIDEO   Leave a comment

Cool video on emergency egress (exiting a vehicle) training! Practice makes the incredible possible, including exiting a sunken helicopter in full gear with blacked out goggles on. Never underestimate the power of practice, or yourself!

MARINE CORPS HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING (HITT) VIDEO   Leave a comment

“High Intensity Tactical Training is a Marine Corps Program designed with Marines in mind. It is a combat-specific strength and conditioning program essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness and resiliency.” You can take a look at some of the training components in this vdeo, and get some ideas for your own workouts! It’ll at least get you motivated!