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Journal EntryPreparation for the PFT/PRT part 1: aerobic conditioning
The PFT/PRT is designed to test your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. In this three-part series, we’ll take a closer look at each component, offer tips on optimizing your training, and show you how to prevent common injuries associated with different types of training.<br /><br />
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Journal EntryMake a cardio comeback for optimal performance
Cardiovascular endurance is important for your everyday activities as well as more important military duties and tasks, but you need to use it or you’ll lose it! HPRC offers ideas on how to get it back.
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Journal EntryThink you know everything about cardio (aerobic) exercise?
Cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise is a key component of health-related fitness and should be included in every balanced exercise program. Training results in a stronger, more efficient heart, which is essential to improve fitness and prevent disease.
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Journal EntryWhich is better: 30 minutes of swimming or running?
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) has an interesting piece on which activity is better for you – swimming or running?
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Journal EntryRake leaves as part of your autumn workout
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