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  • Military Fitness Archive

    Military Fitness Article Archives

    This is a one-stop shop article to better help people find information on specific fitness topics in the Military.com Fitness Center. Here you will find fitness requirements for each service and tips on improving your fitness scores. Military Fitness - General Topics - PFT Preparation - Law Enforcement Fitness - Military Workouts - Special Operations Fitness - Nutrition Tips - Running and Cardio - Fitness Equipment - Weight Training ... more

  • Treadmills That Train You for Military Fitness Tests

    Treadmills That Train You for Military Fitness Tests

    Many runners refer to treadmills as 'dreadmills', but there is a known fact about this type of cardio equipment that no one can deny. Professional treadmills have the technology required to prepare you for athletic performances, without needing a coach by your side during every workout session. And anyone training to enter a Military Academy can take advantage of this feature. Although those interested in attending a Military Academy may alre... more

  • AIT Workouts

    Victor Dioguino assists Matthew McLaughlin while lifting weights at the Warrior Fitness Center June 17, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force/Caitlin Kenney)

    We train and prepare for basic training programs, but often find that, after the basic training, we are actually in worse shape than when we started. This happens especially to those seeking more advanced Special Ops level of fitness and, in this soldier's case, the Army Rangers. Sometimes you can find extra time to train to get back to where you were — sometimes you have to use your free time on the weekends to play catch up. Here is a very c... more

  • Weekly Workout: Favorite Workouts

    USNA serial shot.

    Do you have a favorite place to work out? Indoors, outdoors? Pretty much anywhere outside, on a big field, with a pullup bar is my favorite place to train. If you have ever been to the Naval Academy grounds, you likely have seen a field called Farragut Field loaded with a row of pullups bars. There are thirty six to be exact. Back when there were 36 companies at USNA, they had pullup workouts there. Here is an old school workout my group ... more

  • Weekly Workout: Quarter Mile Intervals for Pushing Speed and VO2 Max

    Running on a track

    Here is a way to really challenge yourself by pushing your limits on running 400m, which is one lap around a track. I do not recommend doing this on a treadmill. I call this the Quarter-Mile Track Torture. 1/4 Mile Torture Start with an easy warmup jog around the track. Your pace should be something easy, at least a minute over your normal mile pace. Rest two minutes in between each quarter-mile set. Run one lap on a quarter-mile trac... more

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