Basic Training

Because many skills needed for survival on the battlefield are also crucial to success on the playing field, athletes can improve their performance by taking physical fitness, mental toughness and leadership advice from the men and women who serve in the U.S. Military. In this section, members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army National Guard reveal the challenges they've confronted and the lessons they've learned fighting on the front lines. Learn more about the tests, workouts, competitions and training that make American soldiers the best in the world.

Latest in Basic Training

5 Sled Exercises That Will Make You Faster and Stronger

Show & Go Muscles. That's what we are after with these 5 sled exercises. What the hell am I talking about? Simple. Show Muscles are the muscles in the...

By: Ben Boudro

How 'Warrior Athletes' Eat

The members of the U.S. military's Special Operations Forces—elite teams like the Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces—are like the professional ath...

By: Dustin Brady

The 'Train Like a Marine' Workout: A HITT Plan

Last time we brought to you the general idea behind the Marine Corps High Intensity Tactical Training(HITT) , in the train like a Marine workout. In...

By: George Kalantzis

Preparing for the U.S. Military Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The Physical Performace Test (PFT) consists of three events, each worth 100 points for a maximum of 300 points. More information on the rules can...

By: Chris Thomas

Prepare Yourself for Basic Training With a Complete Military Workout

There are many points of views and opinions describing what to expect with regard to preparing for bootcamp and basic both mentally and physically....

By: Miguel Aragoncillo

Latest Videos in Basic Training

SEALFIT: Pushing the Limits of What Athletes Are Capable Of

SEALFIT uses rigorous training techniques to push athletes further, helping them understand what their bodies are actually capable of.

Robots at the Ready

Air Force engineer 1st Lt Jason Rathje describes the robots or “autonomous agents,” which his lab is developing to help Airmen and emergency personnel to be better informed.

The Sky’s Not the Limit

Col Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jr. (Ret) describes the path that led him from Air Force helicopter pilot to astronaut.

To Own the Skies

Air Force Lt Col Eric Smith, an F-35 instructor pilot, talks about the elements that make the F-35 one of the most technologically advanced aircrafts in history.

No Time to Fail

After the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake damaged Port-au-Prince International Airport’s air traffic control tower, a small U.S. Air Force Special Operations team quickly got the airfield running so that countries could start delivering aid.