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Dump the Plump

{Please read the following in your best drill instructor voice} Ladies (both literal and figurative), the holidays are over and it’s time to get your nasty bodies off the couch, throw away those Christmas cookies and get back to your pre-holiday figure. Marines don’t make excuses and we won’t let you either. Use these pins to motivate you to get out there and run, walk, lift and swim your way to be fit to fight.

A Marine recruit muscles his way through an obstacle course during boot camp (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)

Complete with cammies and gear, Marines take swimming to a whole new level.

It's not about what you CAN'T do. It's about what you CAN do.

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Too cold to run outside? Hit the pool for a water-running workout.

Running With A Splash | Marines Magazine

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Try these Marines' killer workouts if you are up to the challenge.

Ready To Rumble | Marines Magazine

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  • John Nolan

    Ya no predo! Two artificial knees! Thanks for the invite anyway N Alejandra.

  • N Alejandra Lòpez Jimènez

    Pero igual te aseguro que aun así tienes mas determinación que muchos , y experiencia para dirigir un entrenamiento :) y gracias por comentarlo y mucho gusto John Nolan

  • John Nolan

    El gusto es mi yo! Son los anos, Comadre!

  • N Alejandra Lòpez Jimènez

    JA JA JA , ASÍ ES LA EXPERIENCIA CUENTA ,,,...COMPADRE ¡

  • John Nolan

    Feliz Ano Neuvo! N Alejandra! Es serto que la Experiencia, es que mi to do bombo!

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What drives and motivates you?

Wounded Body Warrior Spirit (Cpl. Josue Barron) | Marines Blog

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  • marcia willi

    Such symbolism,am wondering what is on the artificial limb though

Work some muscle-building pull-ups to your daily workout routine.

So Long Flexed Arm Hang | Marines Blog

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For those days when you lack motivation.

Thinking of building up your upper body? Make sure you know the proper way to build upper body strength first.

Balancing the Weights | Marines Blog

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When life knocks you down, get back on your feet again.

For his New Year's Resolution, this Marine did 1 million pushups in one year to raise money for wounded warriors.

Do you have what it takes to complete the Marine Corps obstacle course?

Even on those days when life gets you down, find a way to get on top.

To improve your fitness, go straight to the core.

Getting Straight to the Core | Marines Magazine

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Stretching out your muscles after a workout will help prevent unnecessary injury.

Tire flipping is a workout that will leave your muscles burning.

Having a workout buddy can help you push yourself to the next level.

Sports are a great way to get a workout while having fun.

  • Shannon Mac

    This is truly incredible. What is more incredible is that there is a woman (I believe) helping pull!

  • U.S. Marines

    Yes, you're right. It is a female Marine.

  • Yolanda Fae

    God Bless our Marines!!!

  • Frank Rigelwood

    My son and I used to (push) my car for a three mile run/jog when he was a teen as part of a work out program. He didn't care for me much at times back then, he understands now though that's what matters. Simper Fi

  • Nathan Weir

    Thank you to all those who serve our blessed country!

Swimming can be a great break from your usual cardio workouts.

Morning runs are a great way to start a productive day.

Getting out for a jog with friends is a great way to get cardio workouts into your day.