The real muscle around here is our military. To pay respect to our brave, freedom defenders, we've caught up with some actual servicemembers themselves and asked them about their favorite exercises. In return, we pulled together a featured workout for each one of them.
SERVICE: 30 Infantry Sgt. USMC, Iraq 04, 05, & 07 Pacific 06 WHY DO YOU SERVE: I choose to serve so that hopefully my nieces and nephews won't have to. FAVORITE EXERCISE: Deadlift
SERVICE: 32 E6 US Army Military Police Iraq 2003 and 2008 Afghanistan 2005 WHY DO YOU SERVE: Having my education paid for, being able to travel and defending my country are the reasons I chose to serve in the military. FAVORITE EXERCISE: Bench Press
SERVICE: 2nd LT United States Army, Alabama National Guard WHY DO YOU SERVE: I choose to serve this great nation as a matter of duty and honor as well as keeping the family tradition alive. FAVORITE EXERCISE or WORKOUT: "Mass with Class" back routine
SERVICE: 27 USMC Sergeant Ramadi, Iraq 2007-2008 WHY DO YOU SERVE: To protect the freedoms of our country and to stand up and fight for what I believe in. (Instead of the other one) FAVORITE EXERCISE: Weighted pull-ups
SERVICE: U.S. Coast Guard deployed to Kuwait 8 months in theatre WHY DO YOU SERVE: Because freedom is not free and I'm willing to live and die for what my grandfather and father put their life on the line for. The same values and ideals I hope to ensure for my future family. FAVORITE WORKOUT: Pull-Ups
SERVICE: USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Special Agent, Office of a Special Investigations Undisclosed location Operation Iraqi a Freedom 2003 Balad AB, Iraq 2004-2005 FAVORITE WORKOUT: HIIT between each set during workouts
SERVICE: SSGT, Deployed Location: Southeast AsiaWHY DID YOU JOIN: I joined the United States Air Force to Serve my Country and to ABSORB/GAIN Experience and Education.FAVORITE EXERCISE: Anything that involves the pull-up bar (pull ups/hanging leg-raises/hanging oblique twists/muscle ups)OUR WORKOUT FOR JESSE:8 Unconventional Moves to an 8-Pack>>>