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Army vice chief: Soldiers are like professional athletes, so let’s train like them | Army Times
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Army vice chief: Soldiers are like professional athletes, so let’s train like them | Army Times

With the implementation of the Occupational Physical Assessment Test and the piloting of the Army Combat Readiness Test, the Army is in the midst of a push toward fitness standards that better reflect the strength and agility needed on the battlefield.

Part of that move, officials say, should start at the unit level, with a holistic approach to fitness that includes nutrition, recovery and preventive physical therapy.

“If we take a look at what professional sports teams do, we have incredible young men and women, and if it’s good enough for the National Football League or professional baseball players,” then it’s something the Army should consider, said Gen. James McConville, the Army vice chief of staff.

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