november digital focus : military fitness AB Highlights military fitness coverage compiled from our extensive archive

Throughout the month of November, we're saluting some of the best military fitness content from the AB archives. Whether you're looking for the latest fitness standards or thinking about how to keep recruits injury-free, we've got your military fitness needs covered.


The new gender-neutral army combat fitness test (ACFT) features six key elements: the three-repetition maximum deadlift, the standing power throw, the hand-release push-up, the sprint-drag-carry, the leg tuck and the two-mile run.


After years of diversifying programming opportunities across the branches of the armed forces — implementation of high-intensity interval training, functional fitness, virtual fitness programs and expanded facility hours, to name a few — the emphasis is coming back to the fundamentals of physical activity.

Military Stepping Up Fitness Initiatives to Become Wellness Leader

The Armed Forces have long been seen as the epitome of fitness, trailblazing the way for new and evermore impressive exercise programs. Look no further than TRX and other suspension-training offshoots, bootcamp-style workouts and military-inspired obstacle runs, to name a few examples.

Physical Fitness Tests for Women Under Military Microscope

Within hours of the official announcement rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, discussions began in earnest about many aspects of the decision, including whether females (who comprise an estimated 13 percent of the Army and 7 percent of the Marine Corps) are physically strong enough for the front lines.

Greenfields proudly supports the U.S. Armed Forces with a variety of rugged, all-weather outdoor training circuits designed for intense combat training. Our units are used by troops on bases across the U.S. and worldwide. Greenfields can also create custom apparatuses to fit the needs of any project. Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Central Missouri Proves Need for ROTC Athletic Trainers

The U.S. Army has high standards for fitness — and no one knows that better than the individuals tasked with treating soldiers' injuries.


Twice a year all military personnel are put to the test - the physical fitness test that is. And while it is assumed that most will be conditioned enough to meet the minimum requirements, some won't and others will want to go beyond the minimum to help them advance, enter special forces and more.

Military Veterans Find Success in Fitness Industry

It isn't just that military-based workouts are popular among civilians. An increasing number of military veterans are turning to the fitness industry as personal trainers, club managers and entrepreneurs.

Randy Hetrick, CEO/Founder of TRX will be at AB Show this November

As a Navy SEAL, Stanford MBA, Bootstrap Entrepreneur and CEO of TRX, one of the most successful brands in health and fitness, Randy Hetrick learned a lot of lessons on team leadership, entrepreneurial mindset and on the power of belief in one's team and in oneself.

Come join this year's keynote, "Lessons of a Frogman: Business Leadership I Learned as a SEAL" as Randy shares the 10 most important leadership lessons he learned in the Navy SEAL Teams and discusses his three key secrets to entrepreneurial success.

Get ready to laugh, learn and be inspired by one of our industry's true entrepreneurs and brand builders as he shares the most important things he's learned about start-ups, leadership and life.


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