The Army has a body weight and estimated body fat standard
determined through tape measurements. Many of these soldiers who do
not meet these standards also do not pass their physical fitness
test; max push up, max sit up, timed 2 mile run. These soldiers are
usually put on a remedial physical training program, which many
affectionately call the "fat body program". Usually these programs
are run by an NCO who is not qualified and the methods used are
neither geared to improve the PT score or reduce body fat.
With that said, I get many questions and requests for programs to
lose weight. I feel I can confidently advise these individuals, but
I would like to start a discussion on fat reduction. What is the
most effective method of weight loss? How do we increase metabolism
through training? Does anyone have a truly effective method to
convince people not to weigh themselves and focus on measurements of
body fat percentage? What about proper nutrition and these dieting
methods, such as the Atkins diet?
I know this is broad topic, but there is always more to learn. Any
advice, discussion, and/or resources would be great.
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