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  • Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
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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.
  • Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
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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.
  • Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
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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.
  • Army Basic Training PFT
    Army Basic Training PFT
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    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance.

Diet and Nutrition

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Achieve Washboard Abs

Achieve Washboard Abs

Having a flat stomach or more commonly, "washboard abs" is not just accomplished by working out daily, it has to become an all-encompassing lifestyle. The key components are healthy diet, cardiovascular training, and abdominal exercises. If a movie star stomach is your goal, you must realize that to achieve your goal you have to first concentrat... more

Reducing Your Blood Pressure

Reducing Your Blood Pressure

Here is an email that I receive with increasing regularity as of  late. More and more young people have elevated blood pressure or high  blood pressure and this is affecting their ability to join the military. I'm trying to get in the Army National Guard. I passed the ASVAB and most of the physical. I said most because they found that I had hig... more

Getting Fit on a Budget

Getting Fit on a Budget

Here is a great question that focuses on getting fit and losing weight on a budget. I think I can help. Here is the question: "There are some great ideas on the Stew Smith article archive for losing weight and such. However, I am 25 years old, I am single and live from paycheck to paycheck. Many things that people suggest doing are quite frankl... more

Missing Link to Performance: Rest /​ Recovery, De-​​Stressing

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Often life can get in the way of fitness performance as well as your basic health. The missing link to many Special Operations candidates as well as active duty members is proper amounts of rest, recovery, and stress mitigation skills. Actively pursuing recovery has to be done whether you are in a high level Special Ops training program or just ... more

The Fundamentals of Nutrition

The Fundamentals of Nutrition

When people stop exercising and no longer care about what they eat, they can gain five to ten pounds a year, on average. That's why in five short years, people step on a scale and cannot believe that they are nearly fifty pounds overweight. Weight has a way of sneaking up on you over time. Gaining weight doesn't happen overnight - and you don't ... more

Recovery Tools of the Trade

The "Three-Hour" Diet

How Do You Best Perform Daily? “Recovery and Maintenance,” We hear these terms often in just about every area of our lives: from improving your fitness and athletic performance and handling stressful professions to maintaining your health with a strong immune system. Typically, most people in the military /​ law enforcement fitness and health g... more

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