Soldier conducting physical training
Soldiers Running


In order to improve your fitness it is important to reach your bodies Target Heart Rate, or training heart rate. Cardio exercise, which can involve running, biking, or swimming, can help Soldiers reach their cardio potential.

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Soldier back squatting

Strength & Endurance

On today's battlefield Soldiers need a high level of strength and endurance to successfully do their jobs and help each other. Progressively working against resistance will produce gains in this area.

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Soldiers conducting physical readiness training


Good flexibility helps Soldiers efficiently accomplish physical tasks like lifting, loading, climbing, parachuting, running, and rappelling with less risk of injury. Stretching helps maintain such flexibility.

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Soldier getting height and weight checked

Body Composition

Before going to Basic Combat Training, your weight and height will be measured by the Army’s standards. Read through our tips on improving body composition and reducing body fat, and measure yourself with our height and weight calculator

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