Build dedication and strength for your life and job with this Soldier of Steel Workout from Mark Twight! Great workout for first responders
Update: Mark Twight’s Soldier of Steel workout is no longer available for download (it was an amazing workout plan!), but you can check out one of Mark’s workouts for Jason Momoa on Men’s Health
Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to be a super-hero? Here’s a little secret about me: when I was a kid, I used to daydream about being a hero and rescuing people in danger. I imagined being an 8-year-old phenom that rescued people in danger.
Fast forward 20 years: I’m not daydreaming about being a superhero these days, but my heart is still dedicated to being there for my kids and everyone in my life. Superheros may not exist in reality, but I do have a hero in my life: my husband Zach is a police and SWAT officer and a real-life hero in my book. He has saved lives and impacted people in a powerful way. I am so proud of him!
Whatever you do, whether it’s chasing your kids, playing on a hockey team, or saving lives, you are a “soldier” for your values and a hero in the lives of those around you. Physical fitness is a crucial part of being a soldier, and life is filled with the unexpected.
If you want to prepare yourself for anything life throws at you, check out the Soldier of Steel™ workouts created by the amazing Mark Twight. Mark Twight is the trainer who whipped the cast of 300, Repo Men, and Man of Steel™ into shape. Those guys are in AMAZING shape!
In partnership with the National Guard, Mark Twight has designed a functional and challenging workout plan to transform anyone into their best. You can download a full month’s worth of workouts and get exercise tutorials at Soldier of Steel™. The plan is also adaptable for beginners so anyone can try these workouts.
FYI: The wall squats and the deck squats are harder than they look! I won’t even share my attempts at those – they’re laughable at best! But like they say, I need to pick my weaknesses and work on them rather than my strengths.
I hate to admit it, but proper squats are my weakness because of limited mobility in my hips and ankles. The wall squats are a perfect addition to my routine to get my form right. Oh, and those Man-Makers are amazing too! I need to add those into my regular rotation – only if they don’t “put hair on my chest” 😉
The Soldier of Steel™ workouts are a great way for everyone (even beginners) to change up your routine and take your fitness to the next level. If you are in the military, fire and rescue, or law enforcement, then these workouts are an excellent way to prepare you for your demanding job.
Do the workouts with your team to add competition and encouragement. Get in shape so you can be Always ready, Always there.
Who is the hero in your life?
If you could be a superhero, which one would you choose?
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist