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Physical Training (PT) has been a major part of the American Military since the early days of war and military conflict. American military soldiers have been widely regarded as some of the most physically fit and inshape men and women the nation has to offer. Whether a person is a veteran or not, almost everyone is familiar with the image of a drill sergeant barking out commands while a group of soldiers perform endless repetitions of calisthenics that will ultimately give them a lean, muscular physique that looks as if it was chiseled from stone. A soldier entering the Armed Forces in this day and age can expect to spend his or her first few weeks of service fully involved in various PTrelated tasks that are designed to “whip them into shape,” and also test the physical and mental skills of the soldier.
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From the early days of military history to modern war settings an army’s mobilization ability has been paramount to its success or demise. For thousands of years this mobilization was done on foot. Full armies marched from one location to the other before they could complete a mission objective or engage the enemy. A Roman Legion, for example, had a standard pace of just over 18 miles in 5 hours (20 Roman miles) and a fast pace of 22 miles in the same time (24 Roman miles) while carrying 70 pounds. After a day’s march fortifications would be built to spend the night. Our modern soldiers, however better equipped they may appear to be by comparison, haven’t got a better lot. Despite of today’s availability of motorized transportation foot marching is still the inevitable best choice in many cases.