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Old 01-05-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
Jerry Berg
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work/family safe.

Can any vets offer their opinion on why this might be?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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Beer :-)
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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Lots of beer.:yahoo:
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:11 PM   #4
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My guess is that military men don't adjust their diets when they leave the service, but many stop exercising because they are no longer working out with their unit.
When you have an hour of PT every day, you obviously need and burn more calories than when you just go to a civilian job.
I have seen this happen with many of my friends who were athletes in high school or college and then got fat because they had never exercised on their own or just for fitness. It was always for their sports.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:32 PM   #5
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Ditto to all. Not to mention the three day old salads in the chow hall...almost makes me WANT to eat at McDonald's.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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Simple: When people have a regimented lifestyle thrust upon them with required times for physical training with a group of people who are forced to exercise as well, it is much easier to stick with a program, any program.

This is why CrossFit classes are much better for people than 1-on-1 training over the long haul, though 1-on-1 is very useful for teaching basic movements. Groups of people to workout with are much better than 1 or 2 people, and 1 person is significantly better for exercise motivation than having no one to workout with at all.

I know several former servicemen, as well as veterans, and nearly all of them revert to a sedentary lifestyle once they leave the service UNLESS they have a trainer or a group of people waiting to exercise with them once they return home.
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