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Here’s MORE proof that you can never start a fitness program too soon

By J.D. Is 40 the new 60? Maybe, if the results of a recent study are accurate. According to a recent survey of 2,000 British adults, most begin to feel real wear-and-tear on their bodies as early as their mid-forties. It's then people begin to hear and feel creaky knees, some deterioration in hearing, and … Continue reading Here’s MORE proof that you can never start a fitness program too soon

Even a little running can significantly lower risk of death, so imagine what some sprints can do

Most people don't really like to run, and while we get that, it's a very important part of cardiovascular fitness. So much, in fact, that even a little bit of running can significantly lower a person's risk of sudden death. That may sound incredible, but new research -- which built on existing studies -- nevertheless … Continue reading Even a little running can significantly lower risk of death, so imagine what some sprints can do

If running your first marathon can boost life expectancy by four years, imagine what extreme fitness training can do

By J.D. Recently I stumbled across a fitness story that I found truly amazing and I wanted to share it with you. According to researchers from the Institute of Cardiovascular Science at University College London and Barts Heart Centre in London, training for your first marathon can add as many as four years to your … Continue reading If running your first marathon can boost life expectancy by four years, imagine what extreme fitness training can do

Wow, is this analysis of the Army’s new fitness test WAY off base

By J.D. I ran across an analysis of the Army's new fitness test, which is to be formally introduced as a requirement by the end of Fiscal 2020, that misses its mark by such a wide margin I was left shaking my head. The analysis was published by Military.com, and while this web publication does … Continue reading Wow, is this analysis of the Army’s new fitness test WAY off base

You don’t have to be a schmuck to other people in order to be your best

By J.D. I read a study recently that found top athletes leave their morals on the sidelines when they compete, losing their sense of 'right and wrong' in order to 'win.' According to researchers at the University of Birmingham in England and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, top "athletes largely put their morals and ethics … Continue reading You don’t have to be a schmuck to other people in order to be your best

Pushing vehicles will turbo-charge your cardio-fitness and build mega-muscle

By Dave Draper My girlfriend started pushing my car after she saw how much bigger and stronger my legs got from pushing trucks. After a few workouts she was hooked. Nothing has ever worked better for reducing body fat in her legs and hips. These are troublesome areas for women. I do not think that … Continue reading Pushing vehicles will turbo-charge your cardio-fitness and build mega-muscle

Use this combination workout to built muscle, increase stamina, and fight off the bad guys

By J.D. One of the best ways to get in killer shape is to utilize combination exercises that are designed to not only build strength but to also max out your endurance. Guys and gals who have been in the stuff for real and have had their lives on the line know that great, big … Continue reading Use this combination workout to built muscle, increase stamina, and fight off the bad guys

Combo kettlebells, box jumps, and sprints build muscle, endurance quickly

By J.D. If you've followed Survival Legion for some time, you know by now that we use a lot of combination exercises in our high-intensity workouts. There are reasons for that and they don't have anything at all to do with 'looking cool.' In a nutshell, high-impact combo exercises are among the best ways to … Continue reading Combo kettlebells, box jumps, and sprints build muscle, endurance quickly

Stretching before, after workouts will keep your fitness progress on track

By Rich Without a doubt, most of us are stressed for time and in a hurry to cross that next daily task off our always-growing 'to-do' lists. So, who has time to stretch properly after a workout? I know I’ve skipped out on some important post-workout stretching and I’m pretty sure you have too. Let’s … Continue reading Stretching before, after workouts will keep your fitness progress on track