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Will lifting weight help me on my PT test?

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Will lifting weight help me on my PT test? Yes and no. If you are lifting heavy weights in low reps, it won’t help you at all. In fact, if that is the only way you are lifting weights, you may be seriously damaging your joints. If you are lifting 10-15 reps, resting only a few breaths between sets, and targeting total body fitness, then this weight lifting can help increase your strength and stamina as well as help increase your PT test score significantly. Check out my book MAX Out the Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Tests that teaches you how to safely and effectively build muscle strength, muscle endurance, and cardiovascular endurance so that not only will you get in great shape for life, but you will also ace your PT test. PS. My weight bearing exercises won’t cost you any more money and you can do them in garrison or deployed.

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Lee Kind is former Army Transportation Officer with 8 years of service spending most of his time in the 82nd Airborne Division. Lee is passionate about sharing wisdom on physical fitness (scoring 370+ on PT tests) and practical leadership to help Soldiers excel in all they do and set the example for others to follow. Lee is the author of "MAX Out the Army, Marine, and Air Force Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Tests” Volume I and II. www.forallleaders.com

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