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Battle Buddy Workout

With Veterans Day just around the corner, we’ve assembled some military-inspired circuits for you and a partner to grind out.

In the military, we always work as a team and we learn to rely on a partner for support during duty. We call this partner our “battle buddy,” and they always have your six [back]. Here are some military-inspired circuits (photos below) that you and your own battle buddy can grind out at the gym. 

Warm-Up

  • 5-minute jog
  • Dynamic stretching

Circuit 1

  • 10 partner push-ups 
  • 20 alternating dumbbell reverse lunges
  • Rest 15 seconds, then repeat for three to four total sets.

Rest one minute. 

Circuit 2

  • 10 helicopter burpees (no push-up)
  • 10 oblique medicine-ball toss (seated; each side)
  • Rest 15 seconds, then repeat for three to four total sets.

Rest one minute.

Circuit 3

  • Six to eight partner-assisted pull-ups
  • 20 alternating dumbbell squat to press
  • Rest 15 seconds, then repeat for three to four total sets.

Rest one minute.

Circuit 4

  • 30 overhead bar jacks
  • 10 plank low crawls (four-count forward, four-count reverse)
  • Rest 15 seconds, then repeat for three to four total sets.

Rest three minutes.

Bonus 

1-mile treadmill run — push your battle buddy!

Cool-Down

Mission complete.

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Helicopter Burpee

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Plank Low Crawl

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Squat to Press

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Barbell Jumping Jack

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Medicine Ball Toss

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Partner Push-up

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Partner Pull-up

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