According to a recent study conducted by a non-profit group of retired military leaders 25 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are too overweight to join the military. But fitness guru Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, is now stepping in to provide some guidance.
“I hope I can be in that good of shape when I’m his age,” said Corporal Josh Reed, Motor Transport Operator.
After being called by the Department of Defense, Horton is now taking his expertise to the next level by providing guidance to military leaders on how to improve fitness for service members.
At Results Gym in Southeast D.C., he put some Marines to the test. The hour-long workout combined cardio, resistance training, yoga and pilates.
Horton mentioned some military branches haven’t altered their fitness standards since 1980 despite an obesity rate he says has doubled since the start of the Iraq war!
With the changing demands of warfare, he’s pushing for programs based on “functional fitness.”
He says soldiers need to improve their cardio, core muscles and flexibility so they can act quickly in a dangerous situation, like a Humvee explosion.
After a taste of Horton’s method, these Marines said they’re all for it.
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