Throughout history, physical fitness has played a vital part in our struggle for survival. There is no better example of this than the fitness levels of soldiers. From the Spartans of Ancient Greece and the Legionnaires of Rome to the modern-day Parachute Regiment and the elite SAS, a high level of fitness has always been a vital component in the success of any armed conflict. Military fitness means being 'fit for anything life throws at you' - something that fitness expert and ex-Marine Patrick Dale knows all about. He has developed a no-frills exercise programme that will help you build all the fitness you will ever need. Based on his personal experience as a member of the elite Royal Marine Commandos and, more recently, as a personal trainer, this book will help you improve every aspect of your fitness in the shortest possible time, using a minimum of exercise equipment. Inspired by the training methods used by the military, this programme is not just for potential or ex-soldiers but for anyone who wants to develop real-world fitness.
Patrick Dale has worked in health and fitness for over twenty years and spent five years as a Royal Marine Commando. Now the owner of a fitness qualifications training company, Patrick splits his time between training prospective personal trainers and gym instructors and writing articles for numerous magazines, including ultra-FIT magazine; one of the UK's leading fitness publications. Always practicing what he preaches, Bristolian ex-pat Patrick follows his own fitness and nutrition advice and can usually be found training hard in his gym in Pafos, Cyprus. For more information, visit www.solar-fitness.com.