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Hit the Pavement

Fitness levels in the United States have fallen to disastrous levels. Our sedentary modern lifestyles coupled with a decrease in nutrition have created an obesity epidemic. Even children now are getting adult diseases such as diabetes. We are facing a national health crises.

There is something you can do though, exercise and eat right. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you. If you hit the pavement running and start living a healthier life it will rub off on those around you and if enough people do this we might all get healthier.

The contents of this website are taken from actual US Army instruction manuals on physical fitness. This site will teach you about the different types of exercise as well as how to exercise like a soldier. You might not be a member of the best army in the world, but you can exercise like it.

What this site aims to teach are fundamentals, things you probably never realized you needed to know. There are no trick methods or fad diets here, just tried and true fundamentals for increasing your level of physical fitness.


Buy The Book This Site Is Based On
U.S. Army Field Manual 21-20 is the source material for this website. A soldier's level of physical fitness has a direct impact on his combat readiness. The many battles in which American troops have fought under-score the important role physical fitness plays on the battlefield. The renewed nationwide interest in fitness has been accompanied by many research studies on the effects of regular participation in sound physical fitness programs. The overwhelming conclusion is that such programs enhance a person's quality of life, improve productivity, and bring about positive physical and mental changes. Not only are physically fit soldiers essential to the Army, they are also more likely to have enjoyable, productive lives, and you can too.

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