I was just reading in the Army Times about the Army's new physical training test being implemented soon. Seems the old Army P.T. test of sit-ups, push-ups and a two-mile run aren't good enough anymore. The new one will consist of time on a rower, a run, and even a long jump, among other things, and will better prepare soldiers for combat and whatever 2012 can dish out at them.
I have written on least one time on this website about my trepidation over sit-ups while in training. (See I Could Only Do Three Sit-Ups for a laugh at my expense.) However, I do not doubt at all the crucial importance of physical training in the military.
On that note, it's your turn to share your physical training memories. What were your P.T. tests like? Were you good at this, bad at this? Did your top physical condition ever save your life? Do you remember any "smoke sessions" where the drill sergeants (or T.I.s or whatever your branch called them) made you torture yourselves with physical training? You get the idea. Comment below, or start your own discussion.
Front leaning rest position, move!