DISCLOSURE: this is a compensated review of the Soldier of Steel™ workout, made possible through my partnership with FitFluential. All opinions are mine. If you ever have questions about how/when/where/why I take part in sponsored posts or other projects, visit my policies page.
Twerk twerk twerk twerk twerk…
If I’d tried to twerk (definition here), I would have failed. But as it turns out, when I try to do a serious workout, the Internet thinks I’m actually undertaking a suggestive dance move.
Not sure if that misunderstanding says more about me or about my followers. But I digress.
Because you won’t be smiling after trying the new Soldier of Steel™ workout. You’ll be sweaty. You’ll be sore. You’ll be glad you tried it. I was (despite my freaky face during a wall squat attempt in the picture above).
The workout is developed by Mark Twight, a Hollywood fitness trainer who actually helped Henry Cavill become the MAN OF STEEL™ for the new movie, and is released in partnership with The National Guard. See the clip below:
Bad to the ass.
The workout plan (which is free to download once you put in your name and email address) not only has a month-long training routine, it includes tutorials and videos for the exercises, webisodes and more. I skimmed the plan and picked out some of the moves I thought would be easier — frog leaps, push-ups, burpees and squats — and ended up collapsed on the couch barely able to breathe.
I even challenged my husband to it, and while he acted pretty macho, I have a feeling he’s a little sore this morning. Of course, he had the added difficulty of fighting off the dogs.
It’s no surprise to me that something affiliated with The National Guard might be challenging. One of the bloggers that I work with at my full-time job is a guy named Neil Gussman. Neil is a seargant in the Guard’s 28th Combat Aviation Battalion. He is actually fighting to stay in service…extending his enlistment by two years so he can serve until his 62nd (!!!) birthday in 2015. After that? He’s planning on completing an Ironman triathlon and a bunch of other inspirational things.
Neil told me recently:
Life is better for the fit and the strong. At every age, and more so as we get older, the fit and the strong do more, try more, have more fun, and share the strong bonds of those who are still in the game.
So, yeah…fit. Strong. Fun. Those are all words I can get behind.
The workout is free to download (http://soldierofsteel.com), and I’d go ahead and grab a copy and save it for the next time you need a month-long challenge. Bonus points if you send me a picture of you twerking — err, wall squatting.
Got a fitness question for Mark Twight? On Thursday, June 20, Mark Twight will answer fan questions on the @NationalGuard Twitter handle. Follow the conversation from 3PM EST – 4PM EST at #TwightTakeover.
DISCLOSURE REMINDER: this was a compensated review of the Soldier of Steel™ workout, made possible through my partnership with FitFluential. All opinions are mine.