The National Guard wants YOU to become a ‘Man of Steel’


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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the National Guard trying to recruit new members using the summer blockbuster movie “Man of Steel” and fitness as its marketing ploy! And it’s a good one.

The National Guard has partnered with the summer blockbuster “Man of Steel” to bring you 23 (free) “aggressive” exercises developed by Hollywood fitness trainer Mark Twight. Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman when needed, members of the National Guard transform when their communities call. You can transform yourself, too, with this month-long "Soldier of Steel" regimen.

Following this training plan and schedule will teach you fundamental and universal movements, and begin to instill in you the habit of daily exercise. Twight asks that you build a strong work ethic to reach your fitness goals — whether that's fighting crime in a cape or defending your country's freedom as a soldier. He should know. In addition to founding strength and conditioning facility Gym Jones, Twight also trained the cast and stunt crew of “Man of Steel.” Twight teaches climbing, nutrition and fitness to U.S. Special Operations Command operators.

Click here to download the program as a PDF. To better understand what each exercise move entails — like what’s an SOS Air Squat? — you can download short video clips for a visual aid at Soldierofsteel.com.  

Check out this rousing trailer promoting "Soldier of Steel." We'll see you at the recruitment office: