Marine Corps Daily 16 Workouts: Marine Fitness for the Civilian Athlete

Overview

The daily workout that is the heart of
Marine Corps physical fitness

The Daily 16 is the exercise program at the heart of Marine Recruit Training, a regimen of stretching, warm-up, and calisthenics that is the fundamental building block of the Marine recruit's legendary strength, endurance, agility, and ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $5.02   
  • New (2) from $90.90   
  • Used (13) from $5.02   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$90.90
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(187)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0375751327 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(113)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The daily workout that is the heart of
Marine Corps physical fitness

The Daily 16 is the exercise program at the heart of Marine Recruit Training, a regimen of stretching, warm-up, and calisthenics that is the fundamental building block of the Marine recruit's legendary strength, endurance, agility, and quickness. This clear, accessible, and profusely illustrated guide makes the Daily 16 available to men and women of all ages and at all levels of fitness. The intensely focused, hour-long workout includes

 ¸  Dynamic stretches
 ¸  Static stretches
 ¸  Conditioning exercises
 ¸  Conditioning runs
 ¸  Cool-down

These segments of the workouts are all balanced to help you attain the superb level of fitness Marine recruits must achieve. With tables to chart aerobic fitness, standard requirements for Marine Recruit Training tests, and an Introduction by L. M. Palm, Major General, USMC (Ret.), and executive director of the Marine Corps Association, Marine Corps Daily 16 Workouts is a no-frills, no-nonsense, whole-body training program.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
YA-Similar to the Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plans for Physical Fitness (S & S, 1978; o.p.), this heavily illustrated manual is the perfect tool for teens searching for easy-to-understand information about physical fitness and the standards of today's Marine Corps. At the heart and soul of their regimen is an hour-long workout that includes stretching, warm-up, and calisthenics, as well as aerobic fitness and conditioning routines. The program is designed for women and men of all ages and agility and fitness levels. Black-and-white photographs with concise, easy-to-read captions illustrate stretches and basic exercise from flex-arm hangs, punches, dive-bomber push-ups and donkey kicks to ITB (Iliotibial Band) stretches, back extensions, shoulder and neck stretches, neck bends, side-straddle hops, and elbow-to-knee crunches. The manual also gives tables for individuals to chart their aerobic fitness by age, using the Cooper Institute Exercise Program. These tables are designed for both outdoor fitness exercises and their indoor equivalents. Teens considering enlisting would do well to read this book to see what to expect and to increase their chances of attaining the fitness level that recruits must achieve to succeed. A keen look at how exercise can be fun and how to perfect a healthy body with a fit lifestyle.-ayo dayo, Chinn Park Regional Library, Prince William, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375751325
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/12/1999
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 10.89 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Read an Excerpt


Most people associate the physical excellence of Marines with the dramatic capabilities they show in combat. They slither under barbed wire with live ammo firing overhead; they rappel down ropes from perilous heights; they are deadly in hand-to-hand combat; they leap from helicopters into jungle terrain; they storm beaches in heavy seas, laden with the weight of their weapons; they march many miles in tropical heat, carrying more than 50 pounds of equipment; they carry wounded comrades to safety.

Every Marine, male and female, who passes muster in recruit training must be able to perform these harsh and taxing maneuvers, and the reason he/she can rests on the foundation of the physical fitness training each has satisfactorily completed during basic training.

When Marine recruits arrive at either one of our two training depots in San Diego, California, or Parris Island, South Carolina, they face the prospect of having to live up to one of the strictest physical training regimens known to any military service. Under the aggressive and no-nonsense discipline of their Marine drill instructors, these 17- to 28-year-old recruits will, in the course of 11 weeks, be shaped into strong, agile, combat-ready Marines.

At the center of the physical training process lies the Daily 16, a regimen of stretching, warm-up, and calisthenics exercises, which when augmented by a program of aerobic running and conditioning, gives the Marine recruits strength, endurance, agility, and quickness.

The Daily 16 and the running program that complements it can be followed by all dedicated men and women from teenagers to senior citizens who seek to be in admirable shape.

The terrain in which recruits train has been specially designed to make them combat-ready Marines. Recruits have access to large fields, running tracks, circuit and obstacle courses, and all sorts of equipment specifically designed for their military preparation.

These conditions are unlikely to be readily available to the civilian athlete. Therefore, circuit and obstacle courses have been eliminated, as have exercises that require swimming. However, you will find here time-tested physical training substitutions for these activities, which, if you are not actually training to be a Marine, will get you in the same kind of excellent shape a recruit must achieve. Along with the Daily 16, the running and treadmill aerobics perfected by Kenneth H. Cooper at his famous Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, considered Marine Corps baseline guides for aerobic fitness, are key to a Daily 16 conditioning program under the familiar restrictions of city living, full-time occupations, and even retirement.

Major General L. M. Palm, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Executive Director, Marine Corps Association, Quantico, Virginia


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)