Think you could handle daily PT like a Fort Carson soldier? Staff Sgt. Michael Bizzaro, master fitness trainer at Fort Carson, offers this Army conditioning circuit to get you started. Do five repetitions of each, focusing on good form. Always consult a doctor before beginning a new exercise or fitness program.
Turn and Lunge
Start standing and facing forward. Step in a sweeping motion with left foot while pivoting on right foot to turn 90 degrees to the left. Lunge forward, reaching left hand straight to the ground. Return to starting position and repeat motions on the right side.
Start on back, knees up and bent 90 degrees, hands on top of head. Try to touch your elbow to the opposite leg as you raise your knee to your chest and extend the other leg. Alternate legs.
Jump and land with arms extended out to sides with palms facing downward and feet shoulder-width apart.
Start in prone position with arms extended overhead and palms facing down (lying face down like Superman). Raise left arm and right leg 4-6 inches off the ground while looking up. Repeat with opposite arm and leg.
From standing position, squat, place hands on the ground, and thrust legs back into a raised pushup position. Lower your body; then do a pushup to raise back up. Jump legs back into a squat; raise to original standing position.