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Physical Fitness Resources

Program Guides

These are the manuals used by military programs to stay at the top of their physical games.

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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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Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

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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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Physical Fitness FAQs

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

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Not your grandma’s wheelchair
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held from June 27–July 2, 2016. Learn more about the games and how you can get involved.
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Physical Fitness News

Warrior Games 2012—Do you have what it takes?
Wounded warriors are being exposed to more and more adaptive programs; the Warrior Games is among the most competitive. Here is a summary of this year’s event.
New war on Armed Forces Day
There is a new war going right here at home: the war on obesity and tobacco. This holiday is a good time to start doing battle!
Buddy up to help maximize performance
Get the most out of your workouts and maximize your performance by using the buddy system.
Toning shoes: Buyer beware!
In the past, concerns about the effectiveness of toning shoes have been questioned at HPRC. Here is an important update on the issue.
Preparation for the PFT/PRT Part 2: Developing muscular strength and endurance
In Part 2 of our PFT/PRT prep series we will focus on exercising for muscular strength and endurance, while highlighting some common injuries and methods for injury prevention.

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