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No pain, no gain – keeping soldiers fit for the frontline

Soldiers on the frontline have to be at the peak of physical fitness; any slacking could be lethal. But the pressures of operations in Afghanistan, where soldiers carried nearly 60% of their bodyweight, have led some to question whether the physical demands are too high. With technological innovations lacking, soldiers are looking at other – potentially lethal – ways to keep strong on the battlefield.

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