Is the Army adopting a Crossfit-style PT program?

UPDATE 8/13/2008 4:30 PM:
I posted a great Crossfit Video link today…click here to check it out.

Original Post:

The Army is adopting a new PT program that sounds like a modified “Crossfit.” As fans of Crossfit know, the Navy Seals have already discarded their old program in favor of Crossfit (in fact, they have their own WOD and Seals Crossfit site)…

Here’s the article at Strategy Page

Realistic PT For Combat

The U.S. Army is changing its physical training (PT) to more closely reflect the needs of combat. Instead of long distance running, sit-ups and push-ups, the new training emphasizes sprinting, agility and the kind of strength needed to carry weapons and equipment in combat. The new training also uses a twelve month physical training cycle that peaks when troops are deploying to a combat zone, or, in peacetime, doing a year or more of “ready for deployment” status.

The more advanced stages of the new physical training has troops doing the drills in full combat equipment. That won’t be a problem, because the exercises they will be doing are the same kinds of moves they will make in combat.

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