‘This is what the Army needs’: US Army’s new fitness test gets evaluated at Fort Eustis

(TOM) THE US ARMY IS FIGHTING TO GET STRONGER OFFICIALS CAME TOGETHER THIS MORNING AT FORT EUSTIS TO TEST OUT A NEW PROGRAM THEY HOPE WILL IMPROVE PHYSICAL FITNESS AMONG SOLDIERS

10 ON YOUR SIDE'S KARA DIXON GIVES US A FIRSTHAND LOOK ON A PLAN THEY BELIEVE WILL MAKE SOLDIERS MORE FIT FOR WAR (KARA DIXON) THE CURRENT FITNESS HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS AND STARTING THIS FALL, THOUSANDS OF SOLIDERS WILL BE TESTING OUT THE NEW ONE TO WORK ON ANY KINKS AND IF THE THESE RUNS OF THIS NEW TEST HERE AT FORT EUSTIS ARE ANY INDICATION (NAT) WELL-SOLIDERS WILL BE GETTING A HECK OF A WORKOUT GEN STEPHEN TOWNSEND-US ARMY THE DAY I TOOK IT, I KNEW THIS NEW TEST TO REPLACE THE CURRENT ONE

IT'S AN OLD SOLIDERS TALE THAT WE OUR PUSHUPS, SITUPS AND RUNS EVERYDAY THAT DOES NOT TRAIN OUR WHOLE BODY THE NEWER TEST WILL WITH SIX EVENTS INSTEAD OF THREE (NAT) THERE'S THE STRENGTH DEADLIFT (NAT) THE HAND RELEASE PUSH UP (NAT) SPRING-DRAG-CARRY (NAT) STANDING POWER THROW (NAT) AND YES, THE 2 MILE RUN'S STILL THERE IT IS HARDER BUT GENERAL STEPHEN TOWNSEND, WHO WAS A CADET WHEN THE CURRENT TEST CAME OUT 38 YEARS AGO, SAYS THIS TRAINING IS WHAT THEY NEED TO IMPROVE

IT'S NOT A TEST OF A SOLIDERS COMBAT FITNESSTHIS IS IF THIS IS ALL YOU DO FOR PT, THE ARMY'S OKAY WITH THAT BECAUSE YOURE PREPARING FO RTHE TEST OF THE BATTLEFIELD THERE ARE SOME SO AND REST FOR ABOUT 11 MINS BUT TOWNSEND SAYS RESEARCH SHOWS THESE EXERCISES WILL REDUCE INJURIES-A PROBLEM THAT PLAUGES MANY SOLIDERS (NAT) I DO LIKE IT

AND MAJOR ADAM NESTOR, WHO WAS ONE OF THE MANY ARMY LEADERS OUT TESTING IT TODAY, BELIEVES SOLIDERS WILL TOO, ONCE THEY GET A CHANCE TO TRY IT THEMSELVES MAJ ADAM NESTOR -US ARMY THIS IS A PROVEN TEST, IT'S OGING TO MAKE OUR ARMY STRONGER BUT CHANGE IS NEVER EASY IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME BUT EVERYONE OUT HERE IS WORKING HARD AND EXCITED ABOTU THE WAY AHEAD WITH THIS FITNESS TEST

KD HITS 1:49 FIELD TESTING WILL LAST A YEAR AND BY 2020 WILL BE THE OFFICIAL FITNESS TEST OF THE ARMY REPORTING AT FORT EUSTIS, KARA DIXON 10 ON YOUR SIDE

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