FM 21-20 (CHANGE-1), ARMY FIELD MANUAL 21-20): PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING (01-OCT-1998)
FM 21-20 (CHANGE-1), ARMY FIELD MANUAL 21-20): PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING (01-OCT-1998)., FM 21 -20 is directed at leaders who plan and
conduct physical fitness training. It provides guidelines
for developing programs which will improve and maintain physical fitness levels for all Army personnel.
These programs will help leaders prepare their soldiers to meet the physical demands of war. This manual can
also be used as a source book by all soldiers. FM 21-20 was written to conform to the principles outlined in
FM 25-100, Training the Force.
The benefits to be derived from a good physical fitness program are many. It can reduce the number of
soldiers on profile and sick call, invigorate training, and enhance productivity and mental alertness. A good
physical fitness program also promotes team cohesion and combat survivability. It will improve soldiers’