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  • Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. It is used...
  • Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    To ace the running portion of any PFT, it is most important to learn your pace. Recognize breathing, arm swing, leg stride, foo...
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    Army Basic Training PFT
    Check out the updated version of the Army PFT. The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical perfo...
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    Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    The Army's Physical Fitness program features a Physical Fitness Test and the Army Weight Control Program. The program helps mak...

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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

The "Get Lean" Diet

The Get Lean Diet

I have been researching methods to lose weight in a healthy manner, and decided to call in the "big guns" - no, actually, I called the BIG GUNS. The nutritionist who helped me with this diet is also a body builder who really knows how to trim the fat off every area of your body - especially the torso. If you want six-pack abs, combine this diet ... more

20 Minute Circuit Workout

20 Minute Circuit Workout

Lose Fat, Build Muscles With Circuit Training When the weather turns cold, I receive many emails discussing running in the cold weather, or alternative exercises you can do in the weight room that will also have a cardiovascular effect. Circuit training is one of the best ways to make a resistance and strength training workout that is also chal... more

When Can Teenagers Start Lifting Weights?

How To Gain Weight For Muscles

There are few topics that cause as much conflict between myth and fact as climate change, but this one comes really close:  at what age should a pre-teen or early teenager start lifting weights?  Will lifting weights stunt the growth of a teenager?  If you research the topic online, you will see many opinions like "it may stunt growth," but ... more

Multitask Your Muscles with the Perfect Pushup

Multitask Your Muscles With Perfect Pushup

Contributed by Marcus Colburn Here's an interesting question about how to combine two different pieces of exercise equipment, dumbbells and the Perfect Pushup. My SEAL buddy Marcus Colburn, an expert on innovative exercise routines, stepped up to answer it. Thanks Marcus! Question: I'd appreciate your advice on what I should do to incorporate... more

Make Fitness a Hobby

Starting Fitness Plan

I have had many questions about yard work compared to exercise and other rigorous activities common to the Spring Season. I have found that the caloric expenditure in many of these outdoor activities is comparable to running, walking, and even calisthenics / weight training. The problem that many people face with seasonal "hobbies" is that a goo... more

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