Military-style training can efficiently build a strong and healthy body, according to former US special-operations forces trainer Mark Lauren, who advocates for training movements important to survival and has developed a three-part, nine-minute bodyweight program.
Former US special-operations forces trainer, Mark Lauren, believes that military-style training is an efficient way to build a strong and healthy body. Lauren says that long, grueling workouts can lead to inefficient energy use, prolonged recovery, and increased risk of injury and burnout. Instead, he advocates for training the movements most important to survival, which means focusing on improving posture and joint function by developing mobility and transferring weight around the body in different ways. Lauren has developed a bodyweight program consisting of three nine-minute sections that include floor work, standing work, and mobility exercises. This program improves fundamental athletic skills and builds muscle, resulting in a strong and lean physique.