Physical Fitness

Five Ways Army Leaders Can Help Their Overweight Soldiers Lose Weight

Obesity is a huge problem in America that has already reached the ranks in the Army.  Look inside any Army Reserve or Army National Guard unit and you will quickly discover that 15% up to 40% of the unit is overweight and unable to pass the height/weight standards and/or APFT.  Obesity is a huge problem …

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April IDT Sample PT Plan

This month I have chosen to focus on LEG and Lower Body strengthening and conditioning.  It is up to you to assess yourself and your Soldiers and determine where the weaknesses lie.  If rucking seems to be the most difficult aspect of training and/or your Soldiers can’t lift heavy equipment, then perhaps this workout is …

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The Army Ten Miler

The Army Ten-Miler is held every October in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.  The race is sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and is the second largest ten-mile race in the US.  The race started in 1985 by fitness officials connected with the Army Headquarters staff in the Pentagon. In the early …

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April IDT Sample PT Plan

Here is another excellent PT program that can be easily be executed when time is limited but you still want to get a good sweat on.  This workout only takes about 30-45 minutes and will surely smoke you! I have dubbed this workout “The Countdown”.  This workout is geared towards overall cardio development and muscle …

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How to Get Soldiers To Do PT Between Drill Weekends

If you’ve ever served in the ARNG or USAR for even one day you probably realize the HUGE physical fitness challenges.  Many units have upwards of 50% of their Soldiers that cannot pass HT/WT and/or the APFT.  This causes huge problems with readiness, training, and morale. One website visitor recently asked me this question about …

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