The “pairs Mortrin It may be nearing its end in the army.

“My sergeant major is now injured. Their bodies are damaged, ”said Col. Kinnie, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division 2nd Battalion. I have to make sure that I do not feel physically the next group of leaders and senior leaders in the army. I wish we could think like this when we go upstairs. ”

The 4,500-strong brigade is part of the Army’s overall health and fitness program to address injuries and make the military more accessible to physical and occupational therapy. It was unveiled in 2017 And last year publicly presented it in military policy. It focuses not only on fitness but also on general well-being and is concerned with mental and spiritual well-being. Get enough rest, Eat well, And, simply, just take care of yourself.

Internally, the H2F, a comprehensive health and fitness program that encourages soldiers to take better care of their minds and bodies, focuses not only on relieving pain after an injury, but also on learning how to train properly. And at least one brigade commander hopes that when there is such a change, the next generation of military leaders will not feel the same kind of pain and suffering. you do. To do this, however, requires a little humility from the leaders.

For the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, the 82nd Airborne Division will use strength training and air conditioning trainers at the Falcon Holistic Health and Fitness Center (H2F) October 18, 2021 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (US Army / Staff Lt. Andrew Malet)

“This is what I fight every day. ‘ “Like High Sergeant, I understand. You can kill anything, you can jump from every plane, but stop and listen to this strength trainer because you are making a mistake. ”

Although the program could bring positive changes to the military everywhere, it could take years to be implemented nationally. Currently, 28 Army Brigades – at Fort Bragg, Fort Drum, Fort Polk, Fort Bleis and Joint Base Lewis Maccord – have launched a comprehensive health and fitness program. A.D. By 2023, the army will begin deploying 10 more brigades a year over the next 10 years.

Kinieri, his brigade, was one of the first troops. Coordinating trainers and health professionalsActivity and purpose of the march on October 18 at the Brigade Training Center. At the facility, soldiers have access to the Office of Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP), the Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of the Priest, as well as sports. Pharmacists, nutritionists, and Jim say it serves as a “place for paratroopers to come and get any help they need.”

The office building at the Brigade Training Center, the Falcon Holistic Health and Fitness Center, and the Civil Strength Coaches and Coaches are easily dressed in blue shirts. Kinnery suggested that the uniform give the Sense of Professional Athletics Training Program and made it clear who the soldiers could ask for help. The idea of ​​training military athletes is ubiquitous. If professional athletes do physical therapy and train with coaches, the idea goes, so why not soldiers?

“The athlete, the professional athlete, who is part of this, sees this as a good thing,” said Kinnieri.

The army's plan is to stop many of its soldiers.
For the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, the 82nd Airborne Division will use strength training and air conditioning trainers at the Falcon Holistic Health and Fitness Center (H2F) October 18, 2021 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (US Army / Staff Lt. Andrew Malet)

Veteran General Jessica Jones, Brigadier General H2F Program Director General Health and Fitness is still a relatively new concept, and she and her team are working to find commanders and units. Training Plans

The purpose of the General Health and Fitness Program is to stop viewing soldiers as “copies of each other as carbon offsets” and instead “as individuals.” He said last year. Instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach, military leaders think about a world where the military has access to tailor-made training programs.

Ideally, the soldiers are exercising, especially in order to achieve good results and to improve their training, as well as to prevent injuries and recover quickly and efficiently if the injury is not resolved. Individual training takes into account not only where you are physically, but also how you can improve. The soldiers are getting enough sleep, can they fill up from the last day? Is there something that they are worried about, something that is disturbing their training, something that they are talking to a priest about? Some parts They are even embracing yoga. As a way to practice intelligence and center.

And then comes the nutrition aspect. It’s not just about eating right, although this is a big part; Nutritionists with the brigade will also be on the training calendar. In particular, it is not clear what the moisture requirement is, but even a small amount of dehydration, as John emphasizes, “can greatly reduce your performance.

Unlike conventional units, the 2nd Brigade has direct access to coaches and physical therapists so soldiers do not need to maintain clinics or referrals, Jones said. In fact, they have access to up to 24 hours of care. And such access helps them to be trained safely and efficiently Army Combat Fitness TestHas more physical needs than military fitness tests, including push-ups, sit-ups and two-mile runs.

The army's plan is to stop many of its soldiers.
In the gym class of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Training Institute, for soldiers to work with their team with the help of an H2F trainer. (Function and Purpose / Hally Brittzky)

Kiniri recalls going to Fort Bragg to run with his father as a child. And when he himself was in charge of a company in Bragg, Kinneri said, “We did it all. [was] Run ”

“This is not true,” he said. “it hurts.”

The army has introduced new exercises with the Army Combat Fitness Test, which means the service must work harder to prevent injuries, Kinieri said, especially when young soldiers are trying to gain weight or lift inappropriately. The gym, which is open 24 hours a day, is only available to soldiers on the team – they can’t use it alone – and requires a strength trainer to accompany them to their workouts, Kinnir said.

“That’s why they’re here, for real training. “Try to get back to where you want to be, to be weighed where necessary, and then to the next level, to the next level.”

Jones said the coaches are ready to help the soldiers excel at ACFT and help them build aerobic foundation and strength, but those soldiers are not [Army Physical Fitness Test] It was training only for push-ups and running. ”

But the training will extend beyond the brigade facility, and the soldiers will be able to find several large boxes full of gym equipment, such as how to store ACFT items. Kinieri said the troops and their team could use the “gym-in-box” at any time.

The army's plan is to stop many of its soldiers.
2nd Brigade “Gym-In-Box”. (Function and Purpose / Hally Brittzky)

Although the general health and fitness approach is intended to better care for the soldiers, the army does not do this only out of sincerity. The service aims to keep soldiers in good physical and mental shape as much as possible.

Kinieri said that he had found some “trustworthy” irresponsible officers who had decided to leave the service because their bodies were gone. Kinieri, who said he could not “walk with the men” or “jump out of the plane” during the race, said such problems reflected the army’s past actions and called for change. Going forward.

“Because we beat them, we didn’t make them smart,” said Kinneri. “We grew up in an area where we were able to load a 150-pound[150 kg]boat and keep it moving. … And requires generation [noncommissioned officers] To move on in this and everyone is moving forward. Then it will be normal. ”

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