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Passing my sit-ups during an APFT has always been more difficult for me. I always max out my push-ups and get a good score on my run, however, I always end up BARELY passing the sit-ups or maybe passing them by 5 or 6 reps. Even when I was in training and doing even more sit-ups on a daily basis leading up to an APFT, I always got a significantly lower score on my sit-ups than the other two events. I don’t carry extra weight especially around my abdomen so I don’t understand what the problem is. Are there a few core exercises I could do to increase my sit-ups?

March 20, 2017

We are happy to help! Yes, there are many core exercises that can help strengthen your core and improve your… View ArticleContinue Reading

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In the Guard Your Health infographics “How to Crush the APFT! 30/60/90 Days to Go!” you have a running program listed, but what do you recommend for personnel who will do one of the walk, bike, or swim events? I was trying to find an alternate event “crush” guide, but I didn’t have any luck finding one. Can you please post something for those of us who are oldish and broke?!

May 09, 2016

We are happy to provide ideas for you. At this time, Guard Your Health has not developed an alternate event… View ArticleContinue Reading

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