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UK Gear’s training shoes were originally designed in association with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC). These elite fitness professionals were closely involved in the development and tested our products in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. Only when approved by the Military do we consider our products... Built to survive.

GT-02 - Men's Fitness Magazine : ABS-POCALYPS NOW

>>01 December 2006

Men s fitnessBe as fit as a soldier with an elite training regime + the best battle ready kit.

"To a soldier, being fit and healthy is not just a job, it is a way of life" explains Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Horn of the Army Physical Training Corps (APTC). "If you lose your physical fitness then you're not only a liability to youself but also those around you."

If you want to match the standard of recruits to the 30-week Personal Training Instructor course, you need to be able to do 50 press-ups in two minutes, 60 sit ups in the same period and run 2.4km (1.5miles) in less than nine minutes and 30 seconds. Fancy it? Read on for a workout that will bring you up to scratch.

"This routine will give you a combination of strength endurance and speed training" expalins Captain Mark Lewis, the Corps' training and development officer. To hit army standards, do two or more rounds in half an hour.

The warm up (10 minutes): Lay three markers at 10, 20 and 30 feet intervals from your start line. Sprint to the 10, jog to the 20 and then sprint to the 30. Finally jog back to the start and repeat the course.

Quick maaarch!!
The circuit (20-30 minutes):
Perform each excerise in turn for 20-30 seconds. Between each one run a lap of the SAQ. (Speed, Agulity and Quickness) exercies. If your lacking equipment, improvise! "The APTC are renowned for their inovation" says Captain Lewis "You can use a bag of sugar for a bicep curl, for example" For descriptions of all exercise, please see http://www.menshealth.co.uk. For best results get a moustachioed friend to below at the top of their voice while you do it!


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