USMC HITT Warm-Up

The High Intensity Tactical Training program is the Marine Corps’ recent universal fitness program, and has been likened to “CrossFit for Marines.”

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You can find many workout routines and demonstrations on the HITT website. The following is one sample Active Dynamic Warm-Up from the “Athlete HITT” section:

Complete the following exercises in order over the course of 10 minutes to warm up before a workout:

General Mobility

  • Jumping Jacks, 45 sec, rest 10 sec
  • Heel/Toe Raise, 45 sec, rest 10
  • Knee to Elbow Push-up, 45 sec, rest 10

Muscle Activation

  • Walking Lunge, 20 yds
  • Inchworm, 20 yds
  • Lateral Squat, 20 yds

Transity Mobility

  • High Knees, 25 yds, rest 10 sec
  • Side Slide w/ Arm Swing, 25 yds, rest 10 sec
  • Lunge w/ Twist, 25 yds, rest 10 sec

Dynamic Mobility

  • Frog Thrusts, 30 sec, rest 25 sec
  • Groiners, 30 sec, rest 25
  • Wideouts, 30 sec, rest 25

Demonstrations

See demos of the exercises on this page, fitness.usmc.mil.

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