United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Training: Running
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United States Marine Corps PFT focused on the running aspect.
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The Perfect Form

The Perfect Form | United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Training: Running | Scoop.it
Running better, from head to toe.
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This article is great for improving the form and enlightening me to why my shin splints and tendonitis flares up when runnung. This article let me know that one major problem I do is keep my head down when I run and not up when it is up it will improve the rest of my technique. Also when i take too long of strides I burn myself out and let myself land on my heels. All this causes problems not just to my body but also to my running time and makes me become tired faster. With this article I will be able to run longer and faster without using so much energy. This will allow me to train harder and longer and see more improvement in my running time and be able to keep from having health problems later on with my body because of inproper form.

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What it Takes – Attaining a ‘300’ PFT > Marine Corps Base Hawaii > News Article Display

What it Takes – Attaining a ‘300’ PFT > Marine Corps Base Hawaii > News Article Display | United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Training: Running | Scoop.it
Twenty pull-ups, 100 crunches and an 18-minute run time. Can you match these standards and procure a perfect 300 physical fitness test score?Meet one Marine who did. Playing baseball, football and wrestling in high school, Sgt.
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This article is a real eye opener for me to see what it actually takes to achieve the perfect pft score of 300. Many tips within this article make sense and will help with achieving the score but it doesnt go as in depth into the actual process of each but has a great overview for them all. I know from this article how to properly continue to train my body to achieve the score/continue to have the score of 300. By reading this article I have realize probably the hardest thing for me to do would be the running aspect for me. My reasoning being that while I am quite fit I posses alot of weight from muscle and have not worked as much on my agility so performing a 18 minute or under 3 mile run will be quite hard. But this article enlightens me to change up my running from just running at a pace to using my ability to sprint to train my body and to make sure to use not just a treadmill to run so my lungs can get used to the enviroment as well as the rest of my body.

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Interval Training for the PFT Run - Military Fitness - Military.com

I received an email asking if interval training was a good way to improve speed in your military PFT run.
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This article does alot to bring attention on how to trully improve your running time for the pft run section. It has enlightened me to training styles, and how if I am doing it right I should see improvement. This style of training definetly is better than my past ways of training for running. Normally I just figured running the distance I was training to run and farther would help me and while it did I did not see progress that I hoped for. This article helped me realize that if I want to improve my run time I really need to do interval running while still timing myself. So my goal each time would be obtainable for example if my goal was a 18 minute 3 mile I would train myself to do a 1 mile run in 6 minutes or less and each time I do to do it my goal is to improve my time by 5 seconds to 10 seconds. This article defeinetly changed my approach and will make me change my aproach to training.

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