Making soldiers fit to fight, without the situps

Tuesday - 8/31/2010, 3:57pm EDT

Dawn breaks at this, the Army's largest training post, with the reliable sound of fresh recruits marching to their morning exercise. But these days, something looks different. The New York Times writes that familiar standby, the situp, is gone, or almost gone. Exercises that look like pilates or yoga routines are in. And the traditional bane of the new private, the long run, has been downgraded.

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