Fit Tips For A Strong Body

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  • Reboot your workout routine with training tips from the British Army


    When it comes to fitness, the British Army are experts. After all, being fit and in peak physical condition is an essential part of Army life.

    Whether you’re already a gym bunny or have set yourself a goal to get in shape this year, then the British Army will give you the training you need to get fit and stay fit. Want a flat tummy and toned arms and legs in time for bikini season? Then download 100% Army Fit. This free mobile app will help you build your fitness to the level of a soldier in training. You can even choose a personal Army trainer who will support you with voice commands and help you perfect your technique. Think of it as a personal trainer in your pocket!

    Obsessed with fitness and looking for an inspiring new career? Then a role in the British Army or joining the Army Reserve, where you’re paid to train in your spare time, could be your ideal match. Physical training is part of everyday life, from running to interval training, and taking part in team sports.

    Tempted? To pass the Army’s fitness standards you need to be able to:

    – Run 1.5 miles in at least 14 minutes.
    – Lift a power bag of up to 40kg to a platform that’s 1.45m high.
    – Carry two full 20-litre jerry cans as far as you can (up to 150m).

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