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Levels of Fitness

In determining your unit's level of fitness, which components of fitness would have the best level of train-up on your platoon and what activities would place an extra demand on your cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

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In making determinations about your platoon's physical condition, there are several factors that need to be considered: age, weight, smoking habits, high altitude, anemia, illness and lifestyle. Because we are discussing active duty military personnel, it can be assumed that certain standards of fitness are desired.

Cardio respiratory fitness is one of the basic components of physical fitness. Cardio respiratory fitness is a condition in which the body's cardiovascular (circulatory) and respiratory systems function together, especially during exercise or work, to ensure enough oxygen is supplied to the working muscles to produce energy.

The following activities: running, bicycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, rowing, stair climbing, and jumping rope place an extra demand on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. While doing these exercises, the body attempts to supply oxygen to the working muscles. Most ...

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In determining your unit's level of fitness, which components of fitness would have the best level of train-up on your platoon and what activities would place an extra demand on your cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

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