If you have ever had an opportunity to wear protective gear for military combat, you have a good idea just how much body protection in combat can actually conflict with the capability to defend and protect. The average soldier wears between 50 and 120 pounds of equipment into battle. It is no wonder they are drilled to near death in basic training, because if they cannot muster the weight of their uniform and equipment including their protective gear it is unfair to put them in harm’s way.
Thinking of men, 50 to 120 extra pounds seems pretty phenomenal and without detracting from female capabilities – when considering a female, adding 50 to 120 pounds seems, well, daunting. Yet, our military soldiers bear the burden of this extra weight and muster and fight alongside their brothers in arms.