I proudly boast that I am and feel a lot healthier now in my early 30s than I ever did in my 20s, and I am always looking for new and better ways to stay in tip-top shape. Even so, being a simple guy, I can get very lazy at times.
My interest was piqued when I heard that there was a 11-minute Air Force exercise that works out every major muscle.
Developed by the Royal Canadian Air Force back in the 1950s, the 5BX is an effective compound exercise that works out the arms, shoulders, back, legs and chest, combining stretches, sit-ups, press-ups, and running on the spot. This instructional video shows you how it’s done:
Don’t expect the 5BX to make you look like Aarnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, but it sure does look like an effective way to get toned and build some muscle all the while getting a whole lot healthier than you most likely are now. The ladies will be pulled to you like never before.
However, before you give it a go, a fair warning is in order: The straight leg sit-ups in “Exercise 2” of the demonstration have fallen out of fashion because they compress the spine. You can replace them with Crunches and planks, the modern equivalent.
In fact, the Royal Canadian Air Force has stopped using these exercise, so proceed at your own risk.