Revealed in this book are the secrets behind the Royal Marines' reputation as the toughest and fittest professional soldiers in the world. In this practical, three-month agenda of graded exercises, reader's fitness levels can be vastly improved. The book begins with initial fitness testing to ascertain the level at which you enter the programme. Through each chapter, readers are encouraged to develop circuits of increasing toughness including running, cycling, swimming and floor exercises. A strict timing and point-scoring system provides incentives to improve and in true Royal Marines style readers are encouraged and motivated all the way along. The ultimate challenge of the book is based on the real-life ordeal of a commando test-week to see if you can claim the accolade of being as fit as a marine.
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I read DaveD's comments with interest but I feel he misses the point of Total Fitness. The book was designed as a gradual step by step process to fitness. I know it works because I did it when researching another book on Marine Training techniques. It was never intended as a book for fitness buffs but as a series of personal challenges to encourage the unfit to get their running shoes on.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091776996