Marine Corps Military Workout Plan

Hey I hope you’re doing great and your taking your fitness levels to another degree.

I was getting extremely bored the other day with my normal workout routine so I thought I would be creative and spice things up a little bit.

Then I came up with the Marine Corp Military Workout Plan.

Military workouts are definitely Xtreme and I wanted something that was going to be intense but also burn a lot of fat and build some muscle in the process.

Now this workout is so intense in fact that you may want to down the timed intervals so you don’t blow your lungs out!

You will need a pull-up bar to do the Monkey Pull-Ups as well as a SuperBand for the mountain climber push-ups.

But for the most part you’re using body weight in this Marine Corp workout routine.

I went from 0-60 with this workout and I was breathing hard my the end of the first round.  I didn’t think it was going to be easy but then again, I didn’t think it was going to be this hard!

So make sure you’re very well hydrated when doing this military workout because Idon’t want you to pass out.  A good rule of thumb is to take half your bodyweight and divide it by 2, that is the minimum amount of fluid ounces you should be taking in daily.

And if you’re working out, drinking caffeine/alcohol you should be drinking more water.  (Hopefully you’re not doing both at the same time!)

I have to say that the first exercise (Monkey Pull-Ups) and the last exercise (Burpee Push-Up Punches) get me every time in this Marines Workout.

I’ve personally trained a couple of Marines and future-Marines before and this is the exact workout routine that I would be putting them through.

And that is exactly what kind of training you’ll want to replicate; high intensity, metabolic, strength + cardio.  You’ll get a lot more results from doing this then you would from doing the elliptical trainer for 45 minutes while reading a book!

But like with anything there is a price to be paid, the workout is going to be more intense and not too many people will be able to complete it but those who keep at it and don’t give up will be the ones who will really prosper.

Here are all the details for the workout…

45 Seconds ON / 15 Seconds OFF

4 rounds total

1. Monkey Pull-Ups

2. Band-Resisted Mountain Climber Push-Ups

3. Plyo Military Push-Ups

4. X-Jumps

5. Tiger Crawls

6. Dumbbell Burpee Push-Ups with Punches

*Rest 90 seconds and then repeat

P.S. Thought this picture was hilarious

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  1. Doris

    May 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    great workout will try at the gym tomorrow night


  2. Doris

    May 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    great workout will try at the gym!!!!


  3. Miguel

    August 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Do you have a good substitute for the monkey pull-ups? I only have one of those pull-up bars that hooks up to doors.


    • Josh Schlottman

      August 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm


      You could do a burpee on the ground and then just stand up to do the pull-up.


  4. Joey

    November 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    What can do if I don’t have a one of those bands nor a pull up bar?


    • Josh Schlottman

      May 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Maybe try using the edge of a table and pull yourself up while laying on your back.


  5. Sviss

    December 18, 2013 at 6:55 am

    G’day Josh,

    I’ve been with you for about two years now, I’ll admit I’m only sixteen (I’m 6 foot “4 so I’m not worried about stunting my growth) You’r the reason that i’ve lost so much weight, I can still do better tho!
    I’m loving these exersizes you have been posting, im in the process of building a double monkey bar.
    Where can I find one of thoes resistance bands, and the slip mats?
    Would be greatly appreciated mate, have a good one!

    Started off 107 kilos and within a year got down to 68, i am now sitting comfortably on the 76 – 81 kilo mark and im looking better then ever!
    Thanks for everything


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