So, one of my goals for the year is to “Exercise on a regular (3x a week) basis.” A friend of mine from Boy Scouts and high school has a goal of losing 40 pounds by December 31st. Personally, I don’t need to lose any weight, as I have only 175 pounds in a 6 foot body. If anything needed to be done there, I could stand to turn 10 pounds of mush (it isn’t exactly chub) into 10 pounds of muscle.
And I could have some more endurance. I’ve never been able to last long in runs or stuff like that, so an improvement is warranted. So, what’s my plan?
Running plus Rifle Drill.
Running you probably know, at least in the theoretical sense. Rifle Drill is something from the Marines, where they take their unloaded and cleared rifle and use it as a resistance weight. The unloaded M16A4 weighs in at almost 8 pounds unloaded, so it makes a pretty good barbell-like weight.
I envision a day of running, a day of rifle drill, and a day of both. We’ll see how it goes. I think I’ll use Virginia, my M1A. Either that or Eleanor, the M1.
And yes, I did name them after my grandmothers.