Archive for February, 2012

UFC Fighters Visit Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

Interviews of UFC Fighter’s visit to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Suggested Lead: “Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championships who are stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base were in for a treat this holiday weekend.” Interviews of the Following: Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Matt “The Immortal” Brown Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter LT JG Jorge Teller, U.S. Coast Guard JTF-​​GTMO/​Maritime Security Detachment

Winter Workout: Turn S.A.D. into Sculpt and De-​​stress!

Winter Workout

It’s the time of year when winter seems like it has gone on forever. The dark, cold days make you tired and sometimes depressed. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a serious condition and there are ways that doctors can treat it, with light therapy for example.

If you feel tired and just need a winter workout that heats you up and gives you a “cardio high” try my winter-​​themed cardiosulpt moves like:

–Nordic Track
–Scissor Ski Lunges
–Snowflakes
–Snow Angels
–Mountain Climbers
–Moguls

3 Ideas to Take Your Physical Training Test from No-​​Go to Hero Status

PT Running Tips

I had a conversation with a fellow Soldier today about the Kenyans. We had a stress shoot (you all know what I am talking about!).

If you don’t it is pretty much a smoke session to test how you shoot when tired. Flipping tires and logs while running for long periods of time will do the job.

Well, knowing I had to represent the Daily PT community, I layed it on the line and received the fastest completion time for the Battalion.

I won’t go into details as to why we were having a stress shoot, that is a whole other story, but my teammates got fired up about the effort so running came up.

Listen, the Kenyans are good but there are countless other Americans, Europeans and other runners from around the world who succeed at running.

Fit For Duty: Back to Basics

Army Workout

Time to go back to basics with resistance training routines we know and love. Plus, “Train Smart Stay Strong” has pre and post-​​workout nutrition habits and tips on how to get the “burn” back into your workout.

Monthly Fitness Challenge: A Healthy Competition

Air Force Fitness

by Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s Fitness Center offers monthly fitness challenges for those who seek a form of competition to work into their regular work-​​out routines.

Each month, customers have the opportunity to participate in the month-​​long challenge. Participants log their mileage/​points at the front desk and whoever accumulates the most points for the month wins a gift.

Each challenge varies from the next: from Marine physical training assessments to a weight lifting competition to cycling.

Take Your Fitness Plan to a New Level

Army Fitness

By Sandra M. Elliott, Winn Army Community Hospital Physical Therapist

One month of the New Year has passed, with eleven months left to achieve those goals which we were set on pursuing in 2012. Time is passing quickly, isn’t it?

How are you doing with your fitness resolutions? Have you seen any progress?

Have you been able to keep your goals out “in front” of you, so that you can see visible progress? Are you able to visualize the “finish line” in terms of your fitness goals?

At this point, we know there is still time left, and if we have put forth any effort at all into achieving what we set out to do, we have surely seen at least some progress.

A Sea of Change to Navy Fitness

Navy Fitness

The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS), launched Navy-​​wide in January 2012, represents a sea of change in the way the Navy implements fitness.

NOFFS employs a new methodology to keep Sailors ashore and afloat in top physical condition. Based on world-​​class sports science training philosophies that have produced multimillion dollar athletes, NOFFS is designed to improve operational performance, decrease the incidence and severity of musculoskeletal injuries and provide foundational nutritional guidance for Sailors. The result is a program highly relevant to Sailors.

How the Army’s Boxing Program Works

by MC2 (SW/​AW) Elliott Fabrizio, Pentagon Chanel

Punch that guy as much as you can.

If that’s an order you’d love to carry out, the Army has a place for you: The All-​​Army Boxing Team.

The Army’s boxing program gives Soldiers, the chance to fight their way through its rankings, and if they win enough, they may even find themselves representing the U.S. in the Olympics.

“I Tell these Soldiers, ‘Write your own story’,” said Staff Sgt. Charles Leverette. “Somebody gave me an opportunity, and now I stand before you as All-​​Army Boxing Head Coach.”

Army boxing consists of a series of programs with hard-​​won victories as the admission price to each successive level.

Red Carpet Runway Workout Secret: Compound Sets for Arms!

Red Carpet Workout
It’s Oscar time, and that means a lot of talk about looking fit on the red carpet. It’s the only other time, except for wedding season, where women actually tell me they want to do more push-​​ups!
 
All kidding aside, the best way to work your arms for a special occasion is compound weighted sets for arms (while multitasking the legs and abs)  then cardio intervals. I went on Fox and Friends this past weekend and showed how to do this with a sampling from my Red Carpet Runway Workout DVD. We showed triceps focused moves, but you’ll do these types of sets for every set of muscles to complete the workout.
 
To really tire out those triceps, we focus on them 3 times, and add in multitasker moves for the legs and abs.

Guardian Defensive Tactics Police Combatives System ™

An Effective and Efficient Method of Self-​​Defense for the Professional Warrior 

Damian Ross gets it. If there was ever an instructor who knows what works and what does not work, he is the man. He is the president of the Self Defense Company ™ and creator of the Guardian Defensive Tactics Police Combatives ™ system as well as the Self Defense Company’s Training System Combatives ™ program.

I have been training since 1974, in a myriad of martial arts and defensive tactics systems. I have been a Police Defensive Tactics instructor since 1995. I have taught martial arts since 1989. I can tell when a system has what it takes to keep you alive and when it is strictly for sport, for show, or simply for profit. The Self Defense Company’s Guardian Defensive tactics Police Combatives ™ program is the real deal!

Remington’s New Nitro Mag ™ 887: An Alternative to Imported Tactical Shotguns

Remington Arms has a long history of manufacturing shotguns for law enforcement and military applications but until recently the most popular model, the Remington 870 12 gauge pump-​​action shotgun, was a converted hunting shotgun with a shorter barrel and a few tactical upgrades. Now, please do not misunderstand me, the 870 is a fine shotgun that is highly reliable and will last a lifetime, even in unforgiving environments. I have owned a Remington 870 shotgun, which I have used for police patrol and tactical duties, for over 25 years. I have also been a Remington armorer since 1995; therefore, I am very familiar with, and fond of, Remington shotguns, especially the 870.

Kirtland SNCO Wins Second Pro MMA Fight

by Stefan Bocchino
377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Master Sgt. William Moore, 898th Munitions Squadron first sergeant, won his second professional mixed martial arts fight Jan. 14 at the “King of the Cage” fight at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe.

Moore’s first professional fight was at a Wounded Warrior benefit as part of a military professional card in April 2011. He also won that fight, and has won both in the first round.

“Changing It Up” with Kickboxing at Fort Bragg

Kickboxing at Fort Bragg

By Kevin Goode/​Paraglide

Aerobic kickboxing doesn’t involve kicking butt, but it does offer Pope Fitness Center members a break from the normal grind of everyday fitness routines.

New year’s resolutions and colder weather bring an increase attendance to the gym. Early on, members looking to increase their fitness level are committed, but as the year rolls on, those who are not socially and physically connected to gym tend to lose interest.

Sometimes changing workout routines helps to keep it interesting for gym members, said Amanda Christianson, kickboxing instructor and group fitness manager for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Deviating from the normal routine sometimes makes a big difference.

3 Survival Bugout Mistakes

A VIOLENT social uproar can happen any minute due to natural disaster, power outage, or demonstration-​​gone-​​bad.

Sure, you may be one of those “preppers” who are fully stocked with ammo, survival seed packs, 27 cases of Spam, and a case of Budweiser.

But there’s one area that unfortunately most people are completely unprepared for…and you need to correct it now!

Here’s the question you must answer…

Are You PHYSICALLY Prepared
For A Crisis?

Best Supplement to Increase Workout Intensity!

Bodybuilding Supplements

One look around the gym and you can tell which of the local rats are SERIOUS about their workouts and which aren’t!

Some are truly busting their humps to transform their bodies while others are simply going through the motions trying to convince themselves that they’re really “working hard”.

NONSENSE!

I say if you’re gonna take time away from your social life to lift some iron, then why not commit to a really INTENSE training session, right?

In fact, a LOT of the best workout supplements these days focus on giving your more energy for your training.

Power Up Your Push-​​Ups with 15 Variations!

Pushup Variations

I’ve written about improving your push-​​up power for beginners, and about my 100 push-​​up boot camp, but what if you want to break the mold and try some new tricks for the pecs? In honor of my intense Slimnastics workout book coming out this June, I wanted to share with you my favorite variations on the amazing arm toner move we all love (and love to hate).

Better Health with V-​​Day Chocolates and Wine!

Chocolate & Wine

It’s that time of year again, where we shower that special someone with decadent chocolates and the wine is flowing.  Valentine’s Day is a time of year to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, but did you know that it can be good for your heart in more than one way?  Many of the traditional Valentine’s Day foods, like berries, red wine, and chocolate, are rich in heart healthy flavonoids.  Of course, we have to remember, as the saying goes, everything in moderation!

Flavonoids have received a ton of attention in the press, and rightfully so.  Two recent studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition were published on this subject.  One study showed that red wine produces beneficial anti-​​inflammatory effects, and the other demonstrated that people with who consumed more flavonoids had a lower rate of death from cardiovascular disease.

Think Long Term | A Few Tips for More Confident Running

Running Tips

There needs to be a long-​​term approach to preparing for PT tests in the Army. I don’t know how things are done in the other branches, but as a Soldier, in a predominately all male unit, testosterone and being ‘hooah’ is of high quantity during PT.

What are you doing the other hours of the day to better your running. Do you want to run a 14.00 2-​​mile? 13:00? 10:00?

Is having your buddy screaming at you ‘lets go!’ for a 15 minute early morning run or running at a pace far too fast or too slow really doing you any good? I am sure there are some of you out there who hear what I am saying.

Soldiers Compete in European Open Jiu-​​Jitsu Championship

By Wendy Brown, USAG Wiesbaden

Anyone familiar with the Portuguese language and Brazilian jiu-​​jitsu would know why coach Vincent Carlucci chose the name for his team.

He calls it “Team-​​Choco,” and it couldn’t be any more appropriate.

In Portuguese, “choco” means 10-​​armed giant squid, and after a few minutes of watching Brazilian jiu-​​jitsu, it is obvious why team members would want to emulate the fast, powerful and slippery cephalopods.

Air Force Boxers Rumble at Fort Sam Houston

by Steve Elliott
JBSA-​​Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs

In what Air Force officials called a “grand slam” for the Fitness Center on the Medical Training and Education Center Campus, the Air Force Box-​​Off tournament Jan. 20 and 21 was a big success.

“The Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines packed the house,” said Ken Hack, the center’s director.

“All branches of the services were at the event and also included family members, active duty service members and Department of Defense civilian employees.”