How Bad Are Your Fitness Habits?

It depends on what youre doing, Dr. Robert G. Marx, an orthopedic surgeon with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, said. You want to warm-up if youre playing a sport that involves sprinting, such as soccer. In that case, start with a few minutes of low-intensity dynamic (movement-based) exercise, such as 10 yards of skipping, backwards running, or lunges, said Tom Holland, an exercise physiologist and author of “The 12-Week Triathlete.” For walking or weight training, it’s OK to skip the warm-up but start out easy.
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Currahees complete Master Fitness Trainer Course

“Doing PT, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., three straight hours. I thought the Master Fitness Program the course was adequately physically challenging.” Abdulbaar highlighted that MFTC focused on the basics of Army Physical Readiness Training program, a program designed with the intent of mitigating injuries to Soldiers during PT, which will also help units better rehabilitate injured Soldiers. “The Master Fitness program, one of the biggest benefits we will gain as a platoon or as a company, is getting the Soldiers that are injured or currently on profile, rehabilitating those Soldiers the proper way through physical fitness,” he said. “The Master Fitness [Trainer] when he [or she] has all the tools to get that Soldier from point A to point B and when that Soldier gets to point B they will be in better physical condition than before he [was injured] and went on profile.” The MFT certified Soldiers also said that along with lowering injury, making sure Soldiers execute the PRT exercises properly will prepare them for situations they may face in battle. “MFT is designed to enhance the Soldiers’ tasks and battle drills,” said Staff Sgt. Geraldo Alcantara, the squadron rear-detachment logistics noncommissioned officer in charge with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Sqdn.
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