The Art of Manliness Publishes a WWII Workout Plan by United States G.I.s

By: Erin Fox - Jan 19, 2015
References: artofmanliness
The Art of Manliness has recently republished a WWII Workout Plan from G.I.s used in 1946. The re-invigoration of the workout plan is part history lesson and part physical activity. During WWII, G.I.s would practice wind sprints, stationary drills and combination exercises to prepare for war. Using these methods to prepare for gassings, shootings and hand combat, G.I.s practiced most of what is modern day CrossFit.

The fitness industry is constantly invigorating new ways to lose weight. From Zumba to Body Barre to boxing, these fads are all meant to target weight loss. The Art of Manliness is reintroducing the WWII Workout Plan to get men in shape. The blog states, "This series may offer you practical suggestions on exercises to incorporate into your own workouts, or simply inspire you to get in shape and embody the kind of strength and fitness that would make your grandpa proud!" Get ready to add vintage workouts to your list of fad workouts.