The British Army is the fittest in the world, employing tried-and-tested training programmes that are guaranteed to build the levels of stamina, strength and flexibility that every soldier needs. In this official guide, developed with the Army Physical Training Corps, you can discover the exercises and activities that the Army uses and follow specially designed programmes to get yourself to the peak of physical fitness. This book contains three carefully planned twelve-week programmes; simple to follow illustrations that show you how to get the most out of each activity; and, assessment tests to help you track your progress. Whether you're a complete beginner who simply wants to be a bit healthier or a weekend warrior looking for the next challenge, this easy-to-use book will help take your fitness to the next level.
Sam Murphy is a leading health and fitness writer with a weekly column in the Guardian. She has written six fitness books, including Marathon: From Start to Finish and The Real Woman's Personal Trainer. The Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) are the British Army's fitness experts and healthy lifestyle advisors. They have delivered physical training to the Army for almost 150 years, ensuring the British soldier is 'Fit for Life and Fit to Fight' at all times.