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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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Health Screening 101 (Part 2 of 3)

The "Three-Hour" Diet

This is article 2 of the 3 part series of Health Screening 101.  The other two articles in the series of Health Screening 101 are the following: Health Screening 101 – Part 1:  Introduction to Blood Tests /​ Insulin Resistance /​ Cholesterol Education Health Screening 101 – Part 3:  Blood Testing In this article, we will discuss the recommend... more

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

Mental or Physical Exhaustion: Assessing Your Energy

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Every stage of life has a way of adding stress (both mentally and physically) that can exhaust us sometimes. Learning to quickly assess why you are feeling tired and learning coping mechanisms to prevent serious fatigue is key to your happiness, productivity and general usefulness.  Being able to quickly assess that you are more mentally fa... more

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