Fat Test for the Miltary

Fat Test for the Miltary

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The group members have failed the so-called "tape test" and are trying to improve their conditioning to avoid being kick out of the military. Doctors say a number of military personnel are turning to liposuction to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test. Some service members say they have no other choice because the Defense Department's method of estimating body fat is weeding out not just flabby physiques but bulkier, muscular builds. A number of fitness experts and doctors agree, and they're calling for the military's fitness standards to be revamped.

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