Bodyweight Training-Tough 8 – Count Bodybuilder Workout.

Years ago when I read a Navy Seal workout book and was introduced to
the dreaded 8 – count bodybuilder I found a tougher than thought exercise.

In the book the Seal talked about every Friday they had to do 100 non stop
8 – count body builders and he hated them so much that in the workout
section he left them out stating ” I left 8 – count bodybuilder out for obvious
reasons” He hated them. 100 8 – count body builders are tough, 100 in 10
minutes will even test the fittest.

Here’s a workout you can try and it will test you mentally and physically.

You need 100 yards, a heavy bag or sand bag ( about 50 to 80 lbs ) and a
toughness to finish:

Do 1 8 count – shoulder the bag walk it 100 yards – drop it do 2 – 8 counts
shoulder the bag on the other shoulder walk 100 yards do 3 – 8 counts and
see how many times you can walk up and down that field.

I finished with 22 times total 253 – 8 count body builders, shouldering the bag
23 times and walking 2,200 yards in 60 minutes.

As the workout gets longer you work harder doing more 8 – count bodybuilders
and it will test you in a big way.

Toughness Builds Winners
Johnny Grube


  1. Hi your Bodyweight Training-Tough 8 – Count Bodybuilder Workout I ‘m a little confused. What exactly I’m I doing? What is an eight count?

  2. John Nel says
  3. Yet another great exercise. Thanks Johnny

  4. Of all the bodyweight stuff I’ve heard of and read, these pushups have the best reviews. I’m going to add them to my daily routine as from now.

  5. Excellent post however I was wondering if you could write a litte
    more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could
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  6. James Cisneros says

    Just started these MFs again after “retiring” from exercise after I got out of the Navy. I was in Rescue Swimmer School for the first year of my enlistment ( never made it all the way and nott ashamed to say so). Just to shed a little light on real 8 counts in the Navy SpecWar industry though.
    Firstly, on the 8th point, you also JUMP. Trust me when i say that this extra step adds an extreme addition on the overall cardio of this workout.
    Secondly, each count isnt fluid. Which will give you more appreciation on how fit these guys are. Whoevers leading the workout will have you hold position on 2 or 3 or 5 or whatever number they feel like for seriously however long they want… 10 minutes in the down plank, why not. Then theyll count 1-8 lightning speed for a few sets then hold for another extended period of time. But wait, then on good days all of a sudden, you hear that infamous bugle alarm for morning colors. Youll stand up, pay respect, then drop again. Nice little break, right? Hell nah! Oh you thought we were on 72? Nope, colors ruined that were back at 1.. hahah.
    This is the true SpecWar way to do these. Its not supposed to be fluid and.done in 5 minutes. Theyll do 100.of these MFs in an hour +! Then go run 12 miles immediately after with no rest. Haha. I enjoy reading your workouts tho man! Feels good to paint myself in sweat again!

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