Posted on May 11, 2015
SFC Stephen King
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“But in a combat situation, a person’s deadlift is much more indicative of his value than his 5-mile time”–Mark Rippetoe

When in combat I no longer care how fast you run or if you earned your pt badge. I need to depend on you to carry me if needed!
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During our last rotation to Afghanistan you could see a measurable difference in the guys who lifted and those who didn't. On a daily basis we usually run during PT or ruck and these give us increased endurance. But having endurance without the load of is a completely different thing. When a Soldier who has excellent endurance for an APFT is loaded up with gear and forced to jump grape rows and crouch in pomegranate orchards they struggle, I have witnessed the lifters excel because their bodies are used to the resistance and the endurance runners who aren't lifters struggle. I believe you need a balance of both in order to be able to be effective.
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SFC Stephen King
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well put I agree with you wholeheartedly good job
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I voted Strength, but I'd like to add endurance to that.
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SFC Stephen King
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I agree, endurance is key to strength. Mental toughness as well.
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SFC Stephen King
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I agree, endurance is key to strength. Mental toughness as well.
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Endurance!
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COL Charles Williams
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Well in Bayonet Training I heard there are two types of fighters.... the quick and the dead.
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