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Devil’s Mile with Tire

special forces tire ruck

Fitness programs today are pushing the limits of comfort and getting creative to produce a better warrior or tactical athlete using simple methods that can be accomplished anywhere. Some trainers agree with these methods /​ some disagree with methods that push the limits of what athletes should do in a day. But regardless of what you think about... more

Tactical Fitness Training /​ Testing Ideas

Air Force run

Training large groups with varied fitness levels is one of the most challenging things to accomplish with success. Success will be defined by the group’s increased fitness levels as well as not injuring people who maybe ill-​​prepared for new and challenging exercises. Here is a great question from a new PT coordinator concerned with adding new ... more

Back to the Drawing Board — Help!

Sick in bed

Often injuries or illnesses occur and derail our fitness and progress made over many months and years of effort. This can be extremely frustrating to any hard charging military or fitness buff. Getting back into it after several weeks or months of recovery time can be a shock to the system and a bruise to the ego if efforts and expectations are ... more

Interval Pyramid Tempo Training

Ready to run.

This is an article recently written by a friend of mine — retired Royal Commando “Sol” Sollerer. A number of people have approached me saying they have reached a plateau in terms of how fast they can run 10km, 5km race, or even the military 1.5 mile PFT – and they want advice. Here it is! Interval training sessions, expect you to run for a set... more

Breaking in Combat Boots for Running /​ Rucking

Army boots

When you buy or get issued a pair of boots you have to break them in before you run /​ ruck for miles in them. Over the years I have tried many methods. Here is one method that worked for me for at least ten pairs of combat boots. Get them soaked and walk in them for a day. Soak your feet and boots in some form of water (ocean, lake, river, bat... 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 ple... more

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