Anyone know about army fitness standards

Anyone know about army fitness standards

Posted in the Fitness Forum


Houston, TX

#1 Dec 15, 2012
Ok my husband is short and big boned and wide.He is by no means fat---he has no gut and his thighs and calfs are very muscular from biking. He just has a large frame an short stature. He's 5'4 and 175. According to bmi and the army he is overweight. They've already put him in the special fitness group but his weight isn't changing. And they refuse to check his body fat percentages or do a scan to measure his frame. Is there any way around this? He's getting very discouraged because he's working his hardest to lose weight with no results. They make fun of him and call him fat. I'm afraid he might develop a body image disorder if they keep pushing him so hard. He also passes pt with no issues even though he's suffering from stress fractures he's had since basic. He doesn't want to get kicked out and I'm so tired of the army acting like they know everything about health and fitness when they really don't have the first idea about it. I don't just want tricks and tips I'm lookin for a solution to the harassment he's experiencing. Can anyone help?

Yes he's been this weight from the beginning
And yes he can pass pt
Hes required to work out 2xs a day and once a day on weekends
Just not understanding why they took him at this weight if its not within regs

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