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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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Training your ears may improve your balance
Your ears are responsible for more than hearing. Your inner ear also helps you with your balance. Learn more about training this balance system.
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Physical Fitness News

HPRC in the News - Older active duty military personnel and readiness
The Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) was quoted in a recent article in the Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY).

Mix up your training routine
If you are bored with your training or find yourself stuck in a rut, consider adding some variety to your program.
Workshop on high-intensity training programs
The Department of Defense (DoD) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a workshop at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, that examined various aspects and issues of high-intensity training (HIT) programs—now referred to as Extreme Conditioning Programs (ECPs).
Exercise 101
Don’t forget to exercise your heart. As with all other fitness requirements, Warfighters need extra cardio fitness for optimal performance.
Monitor your physical performance using your heart rate
Your heart is the key to effective training. Learn how to monitor it during exercise to achieve the optimum results from your training program.

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