Focus On Fitness: ‘Get In Shape So You Can Join The Army’

Recruits have to pass four different tests: a run, a deadlift, a standing long jump and a power throw.

By Carson FrameMarch 22, 2018 1:31 pm| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

The Army is facing a manpower shortage in an era when most young Americans don’t qualify to serve in the armed forces—mostly because of obesity.

But the service has come up with a way to screen recruits whose health habits put them at greater risk of injuries during training.

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