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Interview with You Are Your Own Gym’s Mark Lauren

Mark Lauren, author of You Are Your Own Gym is a certified Military Physical Training Specialist, Special Operations Combat Controller, triathlete, and competitive Thai boxer. He has effectively prepared over 700 trainees for the extreme demands of the most elite levels of the Special Operations community.

You can learn much more about Mark and access his own workouts, nutrition information and health-assessment tools at his website, MarkLauren.com.

We had a chance to talk with Mark about his latest book, You Are Your Own Gym. This bible of bodyweight exercises for men and women draws from Ancient Greece’s Olympic athletes to tomorrow’s U.S. Special Forces to create an effective, efficient, inexpensive, and convenient routine that you can do at home and with just one piece of workout equipment: your body.

Here are some of Mark’s thoughts on exercise, nutrition and health.