Military Workout For Seniors — With US Marines & Mark Mcilyar
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Happy Veteran’s Day from us here at Abs After 40! Thanks for sticking around for these 3 videos that we’ve had so much fun shooting. Today, we’re going to turn the tables around and I’m gonna run these guys through one of my personal workouts.
So we’ve mostly been doing a lot of military-style training with Austin, but if that’s something that’s a little too radical for you, or you just want to do something a little more straightforward – This is something I’ve personally been doing in my front yard at home so I can get some really high intensity exercise.
Here’s the breakdown:
10 push ups: With your hands underneath your shoulders, and your body in a tight line from head to toe, press your chest away from the ground. Try to keep your elbows at a 45 degree angle from your body. Lower back down for one full rep.
10 Knee-to-elbow: Keeping your body in the top of the push-up position, bring your right knee to your right elbow while squeezing your abs to help the movement. Repeat with your left knee to left elbow.
10 Jumping Jacks: Hop up from the ground and go straight into jumping jacks – Stand with your feet together and your hands down by your side. In one motion jump your feet out to the side and raise your arms above your head. Immediately reverse that motion by jumping back to the starting position.
10 Standing Lunges: Keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up (pick a point to stare at in front of you so you don’t keep looking down). Always engage your core. Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Press back up from the leg that’s forward to complete one rep. Switch legs & repeat.
So we just did two straight cycles back to back, and that took about 90 seconds. I’m going to take about 60 seconds of rest, or until my breathing and heart rate have slowed down just a little (but not completely). Then I’ll go back through the whole set again as many times as you want. If that’s really hard for you, then take a 90 second rest instead of 60.
1:44 – Push Ups
1:57 – Knee to Elbow
2:09 – Jumping Jacks
2:20 – Lunges
2:42 – Push Ups
2:59 – Knee-to-elbow
3:13 – Jumping Jacks
3:24 – Lunges
5:25 – Next up, Austin’s going to show us a little bit about how the marine’s carry their gear. The incredible thing about this is that these guys have to carry a ton of equipment to survive out in the desert or wherever they are deployed, and so these packs get pretty heavy. They also do a lot of work outs with these to get accustomed to the extra weight, which is great for burning fat and getting fitter (even if you’re not in the marines). Austin’s going to demonstrate how he safely puts his on without hurting his back or shoulders.
So that’s about all for you guys today, and I really hope you’ve enjoyed watching these three videos as much as I’ve enjoyed making them and honoring our veterans. Shout out to all men and women in all areas of our military, we really appreciate you and we hope you can benefit from our donation this Veteran’s Day.
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