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Published on May 2, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Testing
Home Vertical Jump

This method is a quick and easy way to test your vertical jump. Testing your vertical jump regularly (weekly or monthly) is a great way to measure your strength, power and explosiveness progress. The method is almost free, all you need is a tape measure, double sided tape, and a wall. It is the cheaper alternative (near free) to the Wall Mounted Jump and Reach Measurement Board (~$60) or the Vertec (~$600).
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Published on February 13, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Testing
ACE Fitness Practice Test

See how your knowledge stacks up with this short ACE Fitness Certification Practice Test. This test contains 10 practice questions. If you want more questions and the information behind each right and wrong answer, the ACE Personal Trainer Manual has 60 practice questions and all the information you need.
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Published on January 18, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Testing
APFT Soldier Doing Pushups

The US Army requires all Army, National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers to take the APFT 1 or 2 times per year (2 for component soldiers, 1 for reserve soldiers). The test involves 3 exercises, push ups, situps and a 2 mile run. Each exercise has a minimum pass level and maximum score target. Read on to learn more.
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Micronized Creatine
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Cost per week: ~$0.70
Karbolyn High-Performance Carbs
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HMB Capsules
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