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Why do PT?

There are a number of reasons why we do Physical Training as midshipmen. Here are some of them:
  1. Set the example - When in the Fleet, we will have to set the example for our sailors and marines; one such example is our physical fitness.
  2. Physicality of the military - While Marines obviously have physically demanding jobs, even relatively "sendentary" jobs in the Navy still require a basic level of physical fitness to deal with the stresses of combat, damage control, and the like.
  3. Look good, feel good - Being physically fit benefits one's mental acuity and self-image.
  4. Heathly lifestyle - In the long run, being physically fit will let us live longer and better.

Improving on the PRT

See the Adobe Acrobat version of "Tips for Success on the PRT."

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