You don’t need a six-pack to be a soldier
After another army training death we should acknowledge that modern wars are not won by superfit warriors
There’s people around here who know much more about this than I do.
And you certainly don’t need to be fit to hump stores and cook the meals – which is 90% of what any military does these days.
But the bloke at the front end, the bloke those other 9 are there to equip, feed and place in the right spot?
Yer average infantryman does need to be super fit, yes. Marines and on more so. Because, at the extreme, you want them to be able to yomp however many miles carrying all their kit and then still be able to fight when they get there. That’s actually rather the point of having them.