Soldier Life
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In order to improve your fitness it is important to reach your bodies Target Heart Rate, or training heart rate. Cardio exercise, which can involve running, biking, or swimming, can help Soldiers reach their cardio potential.

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Strength & Endurance

On today's battlefield Soldiers need a high level of strength and endurance to successfully do their jobs and help each other. Progressively working against resistance will produce gains in this area.

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Good flexibility helps Soldiers efficiently accomplish physical tasks like lifting, loading, climbing, parachuting, running, and rappelling with less risk of injury. Stretching helps maintain such flexibility.

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Body Composition

Improving your cardio and muscle stamina will have a positive impact on your body's composition and will result in less fat. Excessive body fat detracts from the other fitness components, reduces performance, and negatively affects your health.

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