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Former U.S. Navy sailor turned health YouTuber Austen Alexander has tried nearly each army health check on the market as a problem to his personal power, velocity and endurance. In his most up-to-date video, he takes on the U.S. Air Power’s newly up to date health screener.
“I really like taking up army exams as a result of it is a swift kick in my rear finish,” says Alexander. “It often exposes my weak factors, and I really like popping out of my consolation zone and actually seeing what I must work on.”
First up are two minutes of hand launch pushups. Alexander should raise up his arms and lengthen them out to the edges when his chest touches the bottom on the backside finish of the motion, eliminating momentum from the train which helps to make sure correct approach on each repetition—to not point out make it extra bodily difficult.
Alexander executes 42 reps within the allotted two minutes. “My rear delts are on fireplace,” he says. “That is not even a chest exercise, that is a rear delt exercise proper there.”
The second train is the cross reverse leg crunch. “I do know that is going to suck as a result of core is my weak spot,” says Alexander, earlier than churning out 57 reps in two minutes. “I’ve seen Airmen do 100 of those,” he provides. “Ever since I bought out of the Navy, now I am realizing that I am accountable for my very own enterprise, I am so tempted to simply skip coaching on lots of days, and prioritize the enterprise facet.”
The third and last spherical is the 20-meter high-aerobic multi-shuttle run (HAMR), a variation on the traditional “bleep” check. “I am principally frightened concerning the HAMR, as a result of I do know it should suck,” he says. “Simply lap after lap, I am going at another person’s tempo, hardly any relaxation, and it will get sooner and sooner.”
Whereas he in the end secures a passing rating on the check, Alexander is a way off from a most—that means he has loads of areas to enhance on in relation to core and cardio.
Philip Ellis is a contract author and journalist from the UK overlaying popular culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ points. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.