Top 10 Military Workout Books

The following is a list of the best Military Workout Books that we recommend to add to your list of reading.

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#10 Special Forces Fitness Training: Gym-Free Workouts to Build Muscle and Get in Elite Shape

As an avid fitness enthusiast and someone who is deeply interested in military culture, I recently picked up “Special Forces Fitness Training: Gym-Free Workouts to Build Muscle and Get in Elite Shape” by Augusta DeJuan Hathaway. I must say, I was thoroughly impressed by this book.

The book is packed with a wealth of information on fitness training that is geared towards building the strength, endurance, and overall fitness required to perform as an elite soldier in special forces units. What sets this book apart from other fitness guides is its focus on gym-free workouts. The author recognizes that not everyone has access to a gym, and so she has crafted workouts that can be done anywhere with minimal equipment.

One thing that really stood out to me was the way the author breaks down different exercises and explains how they are useful for special forces training. She offers detailed descriptions and photographs to help readers understand how to perform the exercises correctly, which is essential for preventing injuries and getting the most out of each workout.

The book is also well-organized, with workouts that are easy to follow and that gradually increase in intensity. The author includes a range of workouts that target different muscle groups and that can be tailored to fit individual fitness levels. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, you can find workouts in this book that will challenge you and help you build the strength and endurance required for special forces training.

Overall, I would highly recommend “Special Forces Fitness Training” to anyone looking to take their fitness to the next level, or to anyone interested in military culture and special forces training. The book is informative, easy to follow, and packed with useful information and workouts that will help you achieve your fitness goals.

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The US military has a variety of workouts and fitness programs designed to build strength, endurance, and overall fitness. Here is an example of a typical US military workout:

Warm-up: The workout typically starts with a warm-up, which can include exercises such as jumping jacks, lunges, squats, and push-ups.

Cardiovascular exercise: This can include running, cycling, rowing, or other forms of cardio exercise. The length and intensity of the exercise will vary based on fitness level and goals.

Strength training: The workout may include bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and squats, as well as weightlifting exercises such as bench press, deadlifts, and squats. The focus is on building muscular endurance and strength.

Core training: Core exercises such as planks, sit-ups, and leg lifts are included to build strength in the abs, obliques, and lower back.

Cool-down: The workout typically ends with a cool-down period that includes stretching exercises to improve flexibility and prevent injury.

Staying physically fit is extremely important for members of the US military for a number of reasons:

  1. Mission readiness: Military operations often require strength, endurance, and the ability to perform physically demanding tasks for extended periods of time. Being physically fit helps ensure that military personnel are ready and able to perform their duties effectively.
  2. Injury prevention: Physical fitness can help prevent injuries by improving strength, flexibility, and balance. This is especially important in combat situations where a single injury can significantly impact mission readiness and overall effectiveness.
  3. Mental health: Physical fitness has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health. Exercise can help reduce stress, improve mood, and boost overall well-being. This is especially important for military personnel who may experience high levels of stress and trauma during their service.
  4. Long-term health: Maintaining physical fitness during military service can help prevent long-term health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. These conditions can impact overall quality of life and reduce life expectancy.
  5. Professional development: Staying physically fit is also important for career advancement in the military. Promotions and career opportunities often require meeting physical fitness standards, so maintaining physical fitness is essential for career growth.

In summary, staying physically fit is crucial for members of the US military for mission readiness, injury prevention, mental health, long-term health, and career advancement. The military places a high emphasis on fitness and requires all service members to meet certain physical fitness standards to ensure that they are ready and able to perform their duties effectively.


The US military places a high emphasis on fitness and requires all service members to meet certain physical fitness standards. Military fitness programs are designed to build strength, endurance, and overall fitness to prepare service members for the physical demands of their duties.

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