Okay, the above exercise
s are nice, but they are pretty pansy-ass
, if you pardon my expression. The following are MILITARY exercises that will turn you into a hunk o' man
that has bulge
s where you never thought they could occur. The following are in general order of intensity
- The Deep Knee Bend: From a standing start, extend your arms in front of you and bend at the waist and knees, keeping you back straight and arms in front. Go as deeply as you can, then return. Move slowly and deliberately.
- The Turn and Bounce: From a standing position, hold your hands outwards from the shoulder, parallel with the floor. Turn for a four-count to the right as far as you can go, bouncing lightly but firmly at the end of travel, arms still held outstreched. At count four, face forward, stretching your arms slightly backwards, yet still parallel to the floor, then go counts five through seven to the right, bouncing lightly but firmly at the end of travel, then coming back to the front at eight. Repeat until your arms feel like lead, then continue.
- The Bend and Reach: One starts as if they were doing Deep Knee Bends, but after one repetition, you bend at the waist and touch your toes. Repeat the alternating Deep Knee Bend/Toe Touch for at least 20 repetitions, then rest and repeat.
- The Squat Thrust: Among the most hated of exercises, this one combines a Deep Knee Bend and Push-Up. From a standing start, one squats, back held straight, and then places their hands on the floor. Then, you quickly shift your weight forward an shoot your legs straight out behind you so that you end up in the position the military calls the Front Leaning Rest. At this point, you back is straight, your hands are on the ground directly below your shoulders, and your toes are touching the ground. Take two push-ups, then swiftly bring your feet back up underneath you and stand in one motion. This should be a smooth eight-count. Repeat as needed.
These exercises, pluys a few others, are known in the vernacular as "grass drills
". They are used to a great extent by soldier
s, football player
s, and any other organized group of athletic masochist
s, as the control of how many of each exercise is usually goven to an authority figure
such as a sergeant
who wants his group to be fit while simultaneously broken