Kevin Bae

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Army physical test now easier to be more inclusive

I feel so much safer after reading this. Does anyone think the Chinese military is lowering qualifications for passing physical fitness? Does anyone think that they are worried about diversity? I think the Chinese military is more concerned about killing their enemies and are training to do it more effectively than our military.

The Army is kicking out the leg tuck requirement.

On Monday, it ended its requirement that soldiers do at least one leg tuck — where they hang from a bar and pull their knees up near their shoulders — as part of the new physical fitness test, as it became clear that many troops, particularly women, were unable to do it. Now, soldiers will have the option of choosing another exercise called the plank, that also shows core strength.

ABC News