Active Reserves members at Spartan Race in order to train their physical condition

 05. 09. 2019      category: Active Reserve

Drudgery is a part of soldiers’ daily routine. Good physical condition can help soldiers when they carry full equipment in the field, run around the forest with a machine gun or pull an injured friend away from the battlefield. Keeping professionals in good physical condition is partially a job of their units. But with regard to the fact that Active Reserve Members only meet several times a year, there is in fact no time for workouts, as there are many tasks that have to be completed within the exercises. The only activity related to workouts is one examination in a year.

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Picture: Men wearing a 10kg ballistic vest during the whole time of the race

Active Reserves members must therefore take care of their physical condition themselves. Running (ideally with a load), exercises and weight training should be a fixed part of daily routine of an Active Reserves member, who takes the service seriously – at least every second day. And Spartan Race is one of the opportunities to test one’s physical condition.

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Picture: Obstacle racing plan

Active Reserves members must therefore take care of their physical condition themselves. Running (ideally with a load), exercises and weight training should be a fixed part of daily routine of an Active Reserves member, who takes the service seriously – at least every second day. And Spartan Race is one of the opportunities to test one’s physical condition.

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Picture: Rope climbing -  One of the 22 obstacles

The participants regarded the race as “pleasant and energizing”, it was a part of preparation for the Spartan Race Ultra Beast, which is a similar hurdle race, but it is about ten times longer...

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Picture: After the race

Prague infantry company of the Active Reserves

Prague infantry company of the Active Reserves (full name: Prague Infantry Company of the Active Reserves at Regional Military Headquarters Prague – Capital City) is a unit, whose primary task is to reinforce defence and protection of objects important for state defence in the area of the Capital Prague in case of need.

The unit comes under (11th) Regional Military Headquarters Prague – Capital City, and as such it is a part of the 111th Guard Battalion. In case of substantial worsening of the security situation in the country the battalion would be complemented based on the armed force to the number needed, whereas the present infantry company of the Active Reserves would become the 1st company of this battalion.

Besides its main task the unit is being prepared to support the integrated rescue system for critical situation of the non-military character, especially natural disasters, migration crises, vast traffic accidents, industrial accidents etc., and it is also counted on to cooperate with the Police of the Czech Republic.

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source: Prague infantry company of the Active Reserves