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Making Soldiers Fit to Fight, Without the Situps

from The New York Times

Editor’s Note: ACSM and the U.S. Department of Defense are teaming up to present a closed expert panel on High Intensity Training (HIT) next week in Washington, D.C. The intent of this panel is to discuss the merits of HIT programs, outline guidelines for safe implementation, and develop a research agenda.

Dawn breaks at this, the Army’s largest training post, with the reliable sound of fresh recruits marching to their morning exercise. But these days, something looks different. That familiar standby, the situp, is gone, or almost gone. Exercises that look like pilates or yoga routines are in. And the traditional bane of the new private, the long run, has been downgraded. more

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