Squadron gets HITT Hard

Squadron gets HITT hard

Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 2 conduct Spiderman crawls during a squadron-wide High Intensity Tactical Training class conducted here March 15. "The purpose behind HITT is to help all service members develop into greater warrior athletes," said Anthony Woodfolk, a strength and conditioning coach with HITT. "This workout program helps improve the function of the Marine and is developed around sports science." Photo by LCpl Cory Polom.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (March 21, 2013) - More than 100 Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 2 spent the morning sweating on their physical training field, where Semper Fit instructors led them in a squadron-wide workout designed to boost Marine Corps warrior athletes' skills.

High Intensity Tactical Training uses a variety of strength and cardio workouts to improve multiple aspects of Marines' athletic abilities, said Anthony Woodfolk, a strength and conditioning coach with the HITT program.

"The purpose behind HITT is to help all service members develop into greater warrior athletes," said Woodfolk. "This workout program helps improve the function of the Marine and is developed around sports science."

The MACS-2 Marines split into 10-man teams and performed a circuit course that included Spiderman crawls, frog jumps, buddy push-ups and ladder drills.

"Each exercise is used to create a more functional flow of movement and sharpen skills needed for quicker movements and faster reflexes," said Jalenda Flewwellin, a strength and conditioning coach with the program. "Not one aspect of this course is more important than another. All of it is meant to create a greater tactical athlete."

MACS-2 Marines endured two rounds of the 10-exercise circuit, pushing themselves beyond their perceived physical limits and motivating each other to work through the pain.

"Motivation and camaraderie are paramount late in any workout," said Sgt Kyle R. Husted, the MACS-2 career planner. "With the HITT program, everyone gets out what they put in. If you try hard and push yourself and the Marines around you, you will work harder, and so will they."

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