Fit for Duty - Strength Training

Fit for Duty - Strength Training

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64 Episodes | First Released: Sep 30 '12
Fit for Duty's resistance training episodes feature a variety of fitness-building techniques, such as Marine Corps Martial Arts and weight training.
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Sashasglad
Jun 27 '13
Rating:   10
Decent PT AND Portable? Love it!

For over 6 years I have primarily worked out at home. After a PCS move and being stuck in lodging for almost 7 weeks, the hotel room can get a little cramped and the gym in the hotel usually isn't open early enough for me. I caught one of the MCMAP workouts on TPC and was surprised at how good it was. It's not just a decent workout it's entertaining -- and who doesn't like Marines?! hahaI went online to see if the workouts were available somewhere and I was thrilled to find them on iTunes. I can download to my iPad and take it to the gym or outside, I can put solo workouts on my phone or an iPod for use before/after cardio, and I can put them on my computer and workout at home (or when in a hotel as I was for the move). I liked that, at least with the MCMAP workouts, there wasn't a lot of time wasted on instruction. It was clear and concise then jump right into it. The tidbits of info here and there were a nice touch, too. And as other reviewers noted, they're not so difficult that age would be a factor. Brilliant idea, TPC!

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JPinkMonkey
Aug 18 '12
Rating:   2
A waste of time

From the name and the intro credits of this program, I was expecting a tough Pilates workout conducted by a drill sergeant who would be all, "come on weakling, keep those abs tight!" I was expecting something energizing and uplifting. No such luck. The instructor is the least inspiring exercise teacher I've had since middle school gym class, with his instructions limited to one word statements like "up, down," or "in, out." He gives no information on maintaining proper Pilates spinal or muscle alignment to get the most out of the exercises. The music is worse than what they play in a down-market massage parlor. And, as a point of personal annoyance, the instructor calls some of his demonstration folks "girls" when they are clearly above the age of 11. This is definitely a case of getting what you pay for. If you want a useful Pilates workout, look elsewhere.

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Kathryn C Elkins
Aug 11 '12
Rating:   10
Relaxing but also a great workout!

If you don't have too much time (each video is only about 20-25 minutes) and you still want to tone your abs, this podcast is great and I highly recommend it!

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te7230ojaeas
Jan 6 '12
Rating:   6
Not for me

Not quite what I was looking for as a 24-year-old civilian. But I'm not the target audience!

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jeffstroup
Nov 29 '10
Rating:   2
Great Workout but Poor Video Quality

The video quality starts out OK but degrades to the point of almost totally blurriness. They need to fix and repost these podcasts. Great workout if they'd fix this and the price is right.

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designpolice
Jan 4 '10
Rating:   2
Format not supported

Pentagon Channel SNAFU. Not impressed - disappointing.

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dms2
Sep 18 '09
Rating:   2
Fit For Duty: Pilates

Will not transfer to my Video iPod - there is no mention in any of the write-ups that they are iPhone or Touch exclusive, so I'm a little upset that I spent a lot of time downloading stuff that I can't use!

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KiwiSailor
Jan 9 '09
Rating:   10
Thanks!

I love it. It makes me miss being on active duty.

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Ohmmoose
Sep 21 '08
Rating:   10
Great workout even for civilians!

I'm a professional dancer and now that I'm getting older really struggle to stay in shape and keep my weight down. These are excellent workouts. The trainers are professionals and are very good at demonstrating the moves correctly to maximize results and avoid injury. I have come to rely on my morning workouts with these and other Fit for Duty videos to tone up and cross train.

I like the positive, encouraging "can do" attitude of the fitness teams demonstrating the exercises. The pace is good, and I am definately kept challenged by these workouts. I also like that I don't need a lot of fancy equipment, these exercises can be done at home with just basic items.

I've purchased many workout videos over the years that I wasn't happy with. These free videos are professional, well done videos with trainers who know what to do (and what not to do) and are very good at giving clear concise instructions for a proper workout. You could spend a lot of money buying workout videos, but why would you when these are available??

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mom_of_3
Jun 1 '08
Rating:   6
Unable to transfer to I-pod

I think these videos are great, but they don't transfer to my I-Pod. Does anyone know of a way that I can get them to transfer to my I-Pod?

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