Founder of Honeybeard Protein
As we know, military members and first responders have high-stress jobs and are frequently positioned in emotionally, mentally, and physically demanding scenarios. Even when not in a high-pressure environment, service members are responsible for the transportation of more gear than the average day-job would call for. In preparation for high-performance scenarios and during them, service members are responsible for being fit for service in order to properly heed the call. We’ve comprised a short list of what we believe are the top 5 exercises every service member should be doing in order to maintain a level of fitness that can get the job done. Back-squat, dumbbell bench-press, barbell deadlift, dumbbell lunge, and strict pull-up. What all of these exercises have in common is that they promote whole-body strength, core stability, and midline muscle development. Due to the type of conditioning needed to be able to haul gear and freely move the body with weight attached to it, we’ve settled on these simple exercises as core tenants of military and first responder strength.
Strict pull-up - This might be the perfect exercise. Strict pull-ups are a definite prescription for all military members and first responders. If you can’t pull yourself up, how will you be able to pull someone else up? Enough said.