Navy Releases PRT Demo Videos

Story Number: NNS130321-17Release Date: 3/21/2013 3:33:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexandra Snyder, Defense Media Activity - Navy

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- A series of three instructional videos for the Navy's physical readiness test were released on March 21.

With just weeks left before the bi-annual Physical Readiness Test, the Navy wants to remind Sailors that proper form while performing PRT exercises is an important aspect of the test.

To manage a physical readiness program, the Navy utilizes OPNAVINST 6110.1 (series) to support a fit, fully capable and mission-ready force. To add a visual aid for Sailors to use along with the instruction, Navy Physical Readiness officials have filmed a series of videos demonstrating the proper techniques for both the curl-up and push-up PRT events. The videos also show the common mistakes Sailors make while performing the exercises, and are for both Sailor and command level reference.

"We're producing these videos for the fleet because there are several inconsistencies with the way members actually perform the [curl-ups] and the pushups," said Lt. Cmdr. Austin Latour, an exercise physiologist with the Navy Physical Readiness Office. "The purpose is to get this to them so they can actually see the correct method."

The third event, a 1.5 mile run, for which there are currently no instructional videos, can be substituted for swimming, treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical alternatives.

To view the proper way to do curl-ups, visit the following link:

For proper push-up techniques, see the following video:

For support with sustained healthy living, the Navy also has online guides to fitness, nutrition and injury prevention available on the NPC Web site at

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Sailors participate in the semi-annual physical readiness test at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
121206-N-TG831-173 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 6, 2012) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Terrance Stallings, left, and Chief Damage Controlman Morren Wilkinson, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), motivate a Sailor during a Navy-wide, semi-annual physical readiness test at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes/Released)
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