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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
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News Archives for 2015

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Decisions — Which Service to Choose?

Talking to Army Recruiter

Questions like these make me appreciate the younger generation more and have hope for the future of our country. This young man wants to serve this great country of ours, but yet is struggling with the decision of the Army or Navy. Here is his question: Sir, I’m currently a junior in high school, and I’m having some trouble deciding upon a branch of the military. At the moment, I am PTing with the Army, with plans to go infantry and eventually Ranger. But whenever I decide on that, something just says, “SEALs!” and then I have more trouble. I haven’t signed any paperwork with the Army yet, and I would very much appreciate any help or advi... more

Joining the Military — Talk With Parents

New recruits are sworn in during the Army Reserve Mega Event in Whitehall, Ohio. (U.S. Army photo)

Every now and then this email is received from a young man or woman seeking some advice on preparing for service in the military. This one is a little different as this young high school graduate needs some information on preparing his parents on his desire to serve. Since many of our readers are future service members and we have many veterans and active duty members who read these blogs, I thought maybe this article can be used to share some ideas on how you broke the news with your parents when you decided to serve. Not every one has supportive parents period, much less supportive of serving in the military during times of conflict. Her... more

Ask the MD — Becoming a Stronger Runner

Sprinting on the track.

Military​.com Fitness is starting a new section where we reach out to various medical and science professionals to get advice on fitness, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, nutrition, and many other topics that will help our readers. Many emails ask our writing team about running faster, running injuries, and how to prevent them. I am pleased to introduce Dr. Michael Cassatt who is a former Navy corpsman and now a doctor of Sports Medicine. Dr Cassatt answers our “How to prevent running injuries” question with the following explanation: Injuries in runners are common. Injuries from the waist down can range from 1 in 4 runners, to 2 ... more

Tactical Fitness: Balancing Lifts and Calisthenics

Tactical Fitness: Lifting a barbell

Every branch of the military, as well as most law enforcement agencies, get people to prepare for fitness tests with 1.5, 2, and 3 mile timed runs. Being able to master these events only makes sense if you want to get into and stay in these careers. Here is a question from a soon-to-be Army veteran seeking to master the FBI Fitness Test: Stew, I am preparing myself for my next challenge after military service (Army Infantry).  I am taking the FBI Phase 2 fitness test shortly after I resign my commission.  I am more of a lifter than a runner these days.  I am not worried about failing, I just want to crush it. Any advice? I have l... more

Ten Tips to Help You Reduce Your Carbs and Why You Should!

Chow line.

The near immediate results of dropping simple sugars from your diet far outweigh the cravings you may have when you initially start decreasing or eliminating them.  You have to treat them like a drug that you are addicted to. You will always want, sugar especially for the first 48-72 hours, but that want will decrease significantly in a few days.   Here are more reasons why we should eliminate sugar from our diet followed by some tips to help ease the cravings. First, the main reason why you should consider dropping simple carbohydrates, sugar, and sweets is for your health.  This page on insulin resistance explains how it's one ... more

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