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Physical Fitness Resources

Rx3: Rehab, Refit, Return to Duty

Rx3 is your guide for recovering from common injuries, with help to keep them away for good.

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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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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 FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about physical fitness and injury prevention.

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Stop shin splints
Shin splints—sharp, sore, and/or throbbing pain that runs down the front of your shin—are common among those who exercise regularly. But how can you prevent them?
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Physical Fitness News

One-Rep-Max for strength
Lifting weights helps you stay strong and perform well. Learn how to boost your muscular strength and endurance.
How to avoid stress fractures
Painful stress fractures can hurt your workout routine too. Learn more about training safely.
Pull-up: Train above the bar
HPRC recently designed a training program to help you achieve your first pull-up. Check it out!
The need for speed workouts
Looking to improve your 2-mile time or set a new 5K personal record (PR)? Learn how to train smarter and faster.
Exergaming: Is it really exercise?
There are lots of exercise video games on the market, but should they really be considered exercise?

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