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Go the Distance: The British Paratrooper Fitness Guide

Written by one of Britain's elite commanders.

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Be as fit as one as a Para by following the fitness techniques laid out by Go the Distance: The British Paratrooper Fitness Guide. The book is written by Sam McGrath, who is the youngest British solider to earn the rank of major since World War II. McGrath believes that this training system can benefit anyone, and is not limited to those who are preparing for battle, because being physically fit can help people deal will all kinds of stress.

This workout program is organized into two phases: "The Spartan" phase and "The Emperor" phase.

PRO
  • Phase one requires no equipment other than gym shoes
  • Includes self-tests so that you can evaluate your progress
  • Includes information on diet
  • Distills information from one of the most advance armies in the world
CON
  • May be too challenging for some
DIET and NUTRITION

McGrath's physical fitness plan is integrated with a diet plan to offer a high level of achievement.

EXERCISE

The fitness program is divided into two phases. The first phase is called "The Spartan" and consists of circuit training. The second phase, "The Emperor," integrates weight training, core stability and cardio. This phase will require some additional equipment.

Go the Distance: The British Paratrooper Fitness Guide also has five "Para Challenges." For example, one challenge is a 10-mile run with a 35 pound backpack. Another is a 16-mile hike with a 45 pound backpack in under four hours.

CONCLUSION

Go the Distance: The British Paratrooper Fitness Guide offers a demanding physical fitness program. If you have difficulty sticking to goals, this might not be the book for you. However, this workout and integrated will help you build strength, endurance, and willpower.

Common Misspellings

The British Paratroper Fitness Guide, The British Paratroopers Guide


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