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    Army's Big PT Test Changes
    This potential policy change of the Army PFT standards article was written in 2011. After testing the ACRT / APRT on more than ...
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Weekly Workout: Motivation and Running

Air Pollution and Running

"When obstacles arise you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there." --Zig Ziglar Here is a challenging running workout that will help you with building leg stamina and lung endurance for timed runs. Give this a shot, and adjust to fit your level of distance running in a workout. This workout... more

Avoid the Gym by Using Calisthenics

Avoid the Gym by Using Calisthenics

Calisthenics, or bodyweight exercises, originated thousands of years ago in ancient Greece and have been a major component of fitness in athletics, military, law enforcement, and daily fitness for home workouts without equipment. Here is a request from a Perfect Pushup customer seeking to do more exercises without having to go to a gym. I need ... more

Four Helpful Tips To Destroy Your 2-​​Mile Time

Running on a track

The 3200m (or two-​​mile) run was my main event when I was in high school. I began running the event as a freshman running 11.30 the first time I attempted it as a 15-​​year old who knew no better.I had no idea what I was doing. How to run, break the race up or if I was even able to finish the distance.My brother was a shot put and discus throwe... more

How to Lose Weight on the Treadmill

Treadmill fitness

Treadmills are the right choice for those who want to lose weight. It may appear to be a 'cliché' you can find in running books or dedicated articles, but it's true, as long as you know all the details. Before I explain how treadmills can help you in this quest, I must tell you about the 'target heart rate' and 'fat burning zone.' The target ... more

Staying Fit Over the Holidays

Staying Fit Over the Holidays

Each year, millions start off the holidays with a large meal on Thanksgiving, followed by several more days of leftover pies, cakes, and candies. Many gain a significant amount of weight. Some people can gain 5-7 pounds during the holiday season, though according to a University of Texas SW Medical Center, most people only gain 1-2 pounds during... more

Running Distance vs. Timed Run Fitness Test

Running Distance vs. Timed Run Fitness Test

Sometimes we think we are in shape because a "test looks easy" or "you were in shape in high school", but many people fail to prepare for a fitness test and wind up realizing they need to change their training AND their thinking. Check out this email: Stew - I run all the time 4-5 days a week and usually get 25-30 miles a week, so I have a runn... more

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