Originally Posted by blackplatano
What's the ideal body for a soldier according to the military?
I don't care how you measure it. Weight, height, fat %, waist and chest size etc.
Do you ask this as "what is the ideal body for a fighting machine?"
If so then as normal people go I would say look at the build of a strong safety in the NFL and stick him in the military... i.e. Pat Tillman - 5'11" - 202... great strength to weight ratio. Above average intelligence, agility, eye sight etc... But this obviously can vary, because you look at a guy like Lebron James with all those stats (apparently he can kick out 25 pull ups no prob) and he is obviously a athletic specimen.
Also why does the air force prefer a 32" waist?