Is the Military getting Weak and Fat? How do you measure up?

Was reading an article how the Army was upgrading training. The Army is also
fighting with the growing obesity epidemic. According to the report the
number of recruits who failed basic training because of their weight
soared to 70%between 1995 and 2008.

In response, the old standards such as long runs and situps are being phased
out for sprints,core training and agility work.

Then the article goes on to say:

Taking the Army Physical Fitness Test is good way to test your fitness. Are you
ready for this?

A 30 year old man needs to do a minimum of 30 pushups in two minutes, 36
situps in two minutes,and a two mile run in 17:54

And the article gives a workout for you to do to pass this test. I love the military and thankful
for every single one of these men and women but are we not putting the men and women
in a more dangerous situation by sending men out who are in sad shape?

It’s just like the police and firemen who don’t feel the need to be in the best shapes of their
lives to protect and serve, it puts them at risk as well as the public.

Let me at the military!

Toughness Builds Winners
Johnny Grube

Speak Your Mind