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New Army Physical Fitness Test To Incorporate Yoga Event

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Updated: August 1, 2012

From our friends at The Duffel Blog

Saint Louis, MO – Out with the old and in with the…older?

A significant change is coming to the Army Physical Fitness test: the push-up is being replaced by the Adho Mukha Svanasana pose, also known as the downward facing dog.

The change was suggested and implemented by Arow-Bicks Defense Fitness Technologies, a fitness company contracted by the DoD to improve the current PT test.

“The Army was really concerned about a high incidence of shoulder injuries resulting from push-ups,” said Brendan Waggins, the Arow-Bicks manager in charge of the PT improvement program. “To address their concerns, we decided to take out push-ups altogether and implement the downward dog.”

The 38-year-old Waggins, with a slight build accentuated by a form-fitting tye-dyed shirt and black spandex capri pants, demonstrated the new exercise in front of a room of reporters. He got down on the floor on his hands and knees, took a deep breath, and then pushed his body up into a rigid “L” shape.

“Notice how taut my buttocks are initially, and how loose they become as I settle in to the pose,” Waggins said. “This position will help soldiers keep their hips loose, which will prevent injuries and also allow them to be receptive vessels for the sun god Surya.”

Waggins went on to lecture about holistic technologies currently in the experimentation phase, included the placement of energy crystals on dog tags, and viewing auras.

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  1. Logan F. Crooks

    August 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Well Yoga was meant for Warriors.

  2. Neil

    August 2, 2012 at 4:19 am

    “This position will help soldiers keep their hips loose, which will prevent injuries and also allow them to be receptive vessels for the sun god Surya.”

    LMAO!! I do appreciate your guys’ humor.

  3. AlphaDawg

    August 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

    As much as I wanna make fun of this I can’t. After 15 years as an ’03 my back is shot to hell. I started doing Yoga and Pilates at the advice of a Chiropractor a few years ago, and its one of the few things that helps. I was going at least once every few weeks to see him; started Yoga and have only been once in the past year.

    Semper Fi

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