Workout Tips

Military Buildup: One-Spot Workout

Our troops asked us for a workout and we answered the call.

Military Buildup: One-Spot Workout

One-spot Workout


A tight space with no equipment calls for circuit training—this one can be done all in one place. Most body-weight workouts can’t target your back without a pull-up bar, so we end this one with the “blurpee,” a move popularized by fitness expert Tim Ferriss. Done with a wider stance, it works your lats, too (hence the extra “l” in the name). 


Perform the exercises as a circuit, resting 60 seconds between moves. Complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds and aim to crank out more reps each time you repeat the workout. Rest if you have to, but make sure the respite is as brief as possible. Perform 5–8 circuits. For the push-ups, change your hand position each round.

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