It’s not all about the suit. Use Quayle’s army-inspired plan to build strength that’s positively medieval
PART STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Use a bag for the punches if you’ve got one, or light dumbbells if you haven’t. Repeat each move for a minute, and rest for ten seconds between moves. Punching Hold a 35kg dumbbell overhead Press-up Dumbbell swing Burpee Squat
WEEK Every other day – run three miles (4.8km) at a steady pace. Final day of week – run 1.5 mile (2.4km) in between 8min 30sec and 9min.
WEEK Every day – run two miles (3.2km), including ten hill sprints 150-200m apart. For alternate sprints carry 25kg in a backpack. For alternate runs, wear an M3 gas mask.
WEEK Every day – Fartlek (‘speed play’) running at 70% of max effort, switching to 90% for short periods. For alternate runs, wear an M3 gas mask.