16 Sep '18, 12am

While deployed in Kuwait, Soldiers get their daily fix of functional fitness

While deployed in Kuwait, Soldiers get their daily fix of functional fitness

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- When the sweat from exhausted Soldiers leaks like a sieve and their groans get louder during an intense workout, there's nothing more satisfying to Chief Warrant Officer 2 John Goins than for every one of them to finish strong. Rather than trying to mold "show muscles" to flex in front of mirrors, pushing through one's mental barriers is the true reward of functional fitness, said Goins, who teaches courses here. "When I tell them to go do something and they do it, it's like 'Hey, I did not know that I had that in the tank,'" said Goins, an Arkansas National Guardsman. "They end up surprising themselves and that's what I like to see at the end of a workout." When not the officer-in-charge of the camp's airfield, Goins becomes a fitness guru, teaching those deployed here and others who are transiting to combat zones. If the 110-degree days in the Kuw...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/211071?platform=hootsuite

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