Physical Fitness Archive

  • By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ARTEMUS, Ky. –Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment (1-149th IN) were given the opportunity to participate in a five-day fitness and nutrition course June 12-16, 2018. The course was held at Command Sgt. Maj. Harold L. Disney Training Center in Artemus, Ky., and was presented by the Kentucky National Guard AXE program. AXE stands for “Attack Exercise through Education” which is exactly what the program offers by taking a holistic approach to fitness by addressing nutrition, attitude and exercise technique. This was the second iteration of the AXE camp […]

    AXE Camp doubles down, helps improve physical fitness

    By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ARTEMUS, Ky. –Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment (1-149th IN) were given the opportunity to participate in a five-day fitness and nutrition course June 12-16, 2018. The course was held at Command Sgt. Maj. Harold L. Disney Training Center in Artemus, Ky., and was presented by the Kentucky National Guard AXE program. AXE stands for “Attack Exercise through Education” which is exactly what the program offers by taking a holistic approach to fitness by addressing nutrition, attitude and exercise technique. This was the second iteration of the AXE camp […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Soldiers from across the state got the chance to learn a total fitness experience during the AXE fitness camp Apr. 19-22. Defined, AXE stands for Attack Exercise through Education and that is what the camp aimed to provide the 30 plus Soldiers who were invited to attend the four-day event at Boone National Guard Center. The cadre were brought together by Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson, camp officer in charge and 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry commander, based on their diverse background in the fitness world and CrossFit with several of them […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen attack fitness

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Soldiers from across the state got the chance to learn a total fitness experience during the AXE fitness camp Apr. 19-22. Defined, AXE stands for Attack Exercise through Education and that is what the camp aimed to provide the 30 plus Soldiers who were invited to attend the four-day event at Boone National Guard Center. The cadre were brought together by Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson, camp officer in charge and 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry commander, based on their diverse background in the fitness world and CrossFit with several of them […]

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  • By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Guard leadership and members from Joint Force Headquarters completed the Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) conducted by members from the Recruiting and Retention Command at the Boone National Guard Center, Aug. 31, 2016. The OPAT is a four-event test that consists of the standing long Jump, seated power throw, strength deadlift, and the interval aerobic run. The OPAT is a gender and age neutral test designed to measure muscular strength, cardio respiratory endurance, and lower body and upper body power of new recruits. “I think it’s […]

    Kentucky Guard samples new fitness test

    By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Guard leadership and members from Joint Force Headquarters completed the Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) conducted by members from the Recruiting and Retention Command at the Boone National Guard Center, Aug. 31, 2016. The OPAT is a four-event test that consists of the standing long Jump, seated power throw, strength deadlift, and the interval aerobic run. The OPAT is a gender and age neutral test designed to measure muscular strength, cardio respiratory endurance, and lower body and upper body power of new recruits. “I think it’s […]

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