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Physical Fitness Resources

Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

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Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

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Weight Management

Figure out what your fighting weight is, how to get there, and how to maintain it once you're there.

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Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

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Women-Specific Resources

Learn more about the issues that specifically affect service women and women’s fitness.

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Physical Fitness News

Airman's fitness success story
In the Crosshairs recently featured a story of how one airman stays in shape. Here is another airman's story.
Perfect pushups: Which service branch offers the best methods?
Navy Times has an article that examines what the definition of a “military push-up” means to a soldier, sailor, airman and Marine.
Hottest fitness trends for 2011: Boot camp, strength training
According to an article in the October 28, 2010 edition of USA Today, boot-camp workouts, strength training and core exercises are among next year's top 20 trends.
Rhabdomyolysis: Potentially deadly condition from too much exercise
ABC News affiliate WSET.com (Lynchburg, VA) has an article on rhabdomyolysis and exercise – specifically working out with P90X, an high-intensity exercise program.
Combat readiness is improved by changes to basic training
According to an article from Army.mil, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is shaping changes in Army boot camp; changes leaders say are improving Soldiers’ preparedness for combat once they reach their units.

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