Anybody whose been in the Army knows the problems never been the test, its the regular physical fitness training to prepare for the test. Most units do rote standardized training with the same exercises day after day, week after week, even though they were taught better. The Army manual lays out the basic ingredients for training, including rest/recovery and variety. However, that takes time and actual real planning. They may take the time to plan it, but very few practice it. What winds up happening is repeat and infrequent training that leads to muscle fatigue and injury. Seen it too many times. But they’ll they’ll you that doesn’t happen. Now when they address the height and weight standards that haven’t been changed since before WWII, then they will be getting somewhere.
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