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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.

Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

Women-Specific Resources

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

Physical Fitness FAQs

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


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Football season fitness
Football season is well underway. Make sure your healthy habits don’t take a hit on the weekends.

Physical Fitness News

PFT/PRT prep—Part 2: Muscular strength
Part 2 of HPRC’s PFT/PRT prep series focuses on exercising for muscular strength and endurance—critical components to performing your best on your fitness test.
PFT/PRT prep—Part 1: Aerobic conditioning
The PFT/PRT is designed to test your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. In this three-part series, HPRC takes a closer look at each component, offers tips on training optimization, and suggests how to prevent common training-related injuries.
Get your daughters moving!
Girls are less physically active then boys. With encouragement from parents and opportunities to get moving, girls can get the exercise they need.
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.

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