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Muscular Endurance and Strength

In addition to cardiorespiratory fitness, one needs a high level of muscular endurance and strength. In a single day one may carry injured companions, push stalled vehicles, or do many other strength-related tasks. Muscle tissue also increases your metabolism and helps to burn calories, keeping you trim and fit.

  • Muscular Fitness
  • Muscular Contractions
  • Principles of Muscular Training
  • Workout Techniques
  • Key Resistance Training Points

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    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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