Episode 3: Military fitness 2.0 – Tailoring training to today's needs

Soldiers compete in the 2019 Best NCO Academy Competition on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on Oct. 9, 2019.


By BEN BATEMAN | Published: February 5, 2020

This week’s episode of Military Matters delves into military fitness, particularly the various branches’ efforts to revise their physical training and standards to meet the demands that service members face on today’s battlefields.


Hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris talk to officials who have been involved in revamping the fitness programs; they discuss the recent history of the programs and how the science of fitness and the unique demands of each branch have impacted the development of new methods and assessments.

Tailoring fitness programs to occupational requirements also has come into focus, as has a push to prevent fitness training-related injuries.

Which branch is the most fit? Which is the least? How much does it all cost? The answers might surprise you. Subscribe today so you don’t miss it.

A full transcript of this episode is available here.



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Episode 3: Military Fitness 2.0 – Tailoring training to today's needs