Corps Strength: A Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant's Program for Elite Fitness

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GET AS FIT AS A MARINE

For almost three decades as a U.S. Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke rigorously designed and tested a unique system to achieve and maintain a level of physical fitness that kept him battle-ready when he was away from hard-core Marine PT—Corps Strength.
Now, Master Gunz takes his tried-and-true regimen from the barracks to the backyard, showing you how to rapidly transform your body—the Master Gunny way. The ...

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Overview


GET AS FIT AS A MARINE

For almost three decades as a U.S. Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke rigorously designed and tested a unique system to achieve and maintain a level of physical fitness that kept him battle-ready when he was away from hard-core Marine PT—Corps Strength.
Now, Master Gunz takes his tried-and-true regimen from the barracks to the backyard, showing you how to rapidly transform your body—the Master Gunny way. The best aspects of many training methods are incorporated into this program, including the Marine Corps staples, in-gym training and outdoor sports, such as:
• Pull-ups
• Push-ups
• Kettlebell Lifts
• Mountain Biking
• Boxing
• Backpacking
• Swimming
• Spinning
• Weighted-Vest Runs

Whether you’re a 20-year-old soldier in Kandahar or a 60-year-old grandpa in Kansas City, Master Gunny Roarke’s Corps Strength can get you in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life. This is real fitness for real people.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781569757741
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 403,379
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Paul Roarke is a former U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant and an Iraq war veteran. He lives in Pensacola, FL.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    Great Book - Highly Recommended!

    Don't be fooled by the size of this book. Sometimes great things come in small packages. While only 120 pages, CORPS STRENGTH contains "real fitness for real people" - life changing, vital information and techniques about health, exercise, diet and having the right attitude about health and fitness combined with a fun, down-to-earth writing style that I have NOT found in any other book on the subject. Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke served 28 years with honor in the US Marine Corps and this book takes his deep knowledge and experience and combines it with his own unique style and approach to health and exercise. His specific techniques and routines not only are "common sense", but they actual work EXTREMELY WELL for almost everyone - but only if you follow what MGySgt Paul Roarke tells you to do. Whether you are 20 or 60+ years old, buy this book and read it! It will change your body, improve your overall health and change your thinking in many positive ways.

    CORPS STRENGTH is an easy, fun read and you really get a good feel for MGySgt Paul Roarke as both a dedicated marine and a real person. Read this book, do what it tells you and you will get into the best shape of your life with high levels of energy and a little "Semper Fi" spirit. I really liked the author's approach to "working fitness", which is targeted to working men and woman, including people in the military, police, fire or other similar professions, and is designed to be able to do at home, at the gym, outdoors or even when traveling on business or pleasure. Forget about complicated workouts, fancy gyms, or trying the latest diet fad. This book takes you though the full range of pre-workout and post-workout stretching, creating an exercise plan (PT), and walks you through many great exercise routines and fitness techniques, with practical advice about eating healthy ("chow"). For me, one of the most important chapters was about "Excuses, Vampires...", and was helpful in getting my thinking right about exercise and fitness...and not letting the excuses that I have made in the past about exercise, healthy living and proper diet get in the way of a balanced, healthy life.

    The other thing I loved about this book is you get a real sense of Paul Roarke's spirit, personality and style, and his down-to-earth approach about life and incredible dedication and passion. This book introduced some really cool workout ideas that I am definitely going to implement in my workout routines, like "kettlebells" and "weighted vests", that I have not seen before. Paul Roarke's approach for "elite fitness" goes WAY BEYOND the standard US Marine Corp fitness program and includes and integrates effective ideas and techniques from many good sources, and strongly encourages the reader to do a wide variety of physical activities, including running, walking, biking, swimming, stretching, pull-ups, push-ups, etc. that keep the program interesting and varied and help to really work all the various body parts and muscle groups. You should definitely BUY this book and READ it...it will change you like forever if you do what MGySgt Roarke tells you.

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Right on info

    I bought this book as a former Marine and professional firefighter. I was impressed with the straight shooting Master Gunz does as he takes you through the book, so much so that I have corresponded with him on several occasions.
    He's not only answered my questions, but also encouraged me my in journey to better fitness and lifestyle.
    I think he has all the priorities in order, because he tells you exactly what, how and for me WHEN to work!
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get in shape, better their present state or just wants a very informative read! Tim Robertson

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    A PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM THAT IS GUARANTEED TO GET YOU MOVING .... PERIOD!

    PJ's book on physical training is an easy, fun read that will motivate you to get moving! His enthusiasm is exuded in his words. I guarantee you will find the inner strength to finally beat that daily challenge with the person in the mirror. You will wonder why it took you so long to buy a pair of boots!

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    Corps Strength By Paul Roarke

    I am a 58 year old woman, out of shape and over weight. I have been following this program for the last two weeks and noticed a big difference in how I feel. This book is very easy reading, and very motivating. It hits all points for all age groups. I love it. Thank you Paul for thinking of us all.........Lynn Soccio, Hampton NH

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