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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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    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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    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance.
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    The Air Force's Basic Military Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to test your endu...

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What are You Doing This Memorial Day? Try the Murph!

Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Over the past decade in many Tactical Fitness circles, members have been doing the Memorial Day Murph. The “Murph” is a workout used by Navy SEAL, Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Murphy. Murphy died when exposed to enemy fire while attempting to radio headquarters for assistance. The Murph was first made popular by the CrossFit community, who ... more

Ask Stew: Middle Age Weight Loss for Better Pullups

Healthy Eating

Here is a very common performance issue many of us have with regard to running better and doing more pullups -- that extra 15-20 pounds. It is no secret that being a few pounds lighter will make it easier to do pullups and will help you to not hurt as much with running. Here is an email from a veteran just trying to stay in the fight: Stew,... more

The Importance of Sleep

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Sleep - How important is it to those who exercise often (as well as to those who do not)? Scientists have been studying sleep patterns for decades, so there is plenty of research on the importance of sleep in our daily lives. Sleep also affects performance during high intensity training programs like military and law enforcement training. I gues... more

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

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