Ironhorse Soldiers maintain physical fitness standards

By Pfc. Bailey Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-BDecember 1, 2009

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Nanuet, N.Y. native, Spc. Peter Monroe, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, executes the bench press, an exercise designed to improve the strength of the upper body, at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji,  Nov. 24. "I enjoy going to the gym and pumping some iron," Monroe admits. "After a hard day's work it's a nice stress reliever."
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Nanuet, N.Y. native, Spc. Peter Monroe, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, executes the bench press, an exercise designed to improve the strength of the upper body, at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "I enjoy going to the gym and pumping some iron," Monroe admits. "After a hard day's work it's a nice stress reliever." (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Miami native, Sgt. Herman Johnson, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, performs the leg lifts designed to strengthen the abdominal area, during a workout at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "Keeping our physical fitness standards up while deployed is very important," Johnson said. "So, my Soldiers and I come to the gym everyday and work out."
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Miami native, Sgt. Herman Johnson, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, performs the leg lifts designed to strengthen the abdominal area, during a workout at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "Keeping our physical fitness standards up while deployed is very important," Johnson said. "So, my Soldiers and I come to the gym everyday and work out." (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Snellville, Ga. native, Pfc. Micah Rousseau, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, performs the linear hack press to strengthen his thighs, at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "I go to the gym every day," said Rousseau. "I like physical training; it helps me let off some steam."
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Snellville, Ga. native, Pfc. Micah Rousseau, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, performs the linear hack press to strengthen his thighs, at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "I go to the gym every day," said Rousseau. "I like physical training; it helps me let off some steam." (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Nanuet, N.Y. native, Spc. Peter Monroe, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hydrates after a hard workout at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "It's important to stay well hydrated," Monroe said. "Staying hydrated will help in your physical performance at the gym and keep you from getting hurt."
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Nanuet, N.Y. native, Spc. Peter Monroe, a tanker assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hydrates after a hard workout at the Air Cavalry Gymnasium on Camp Taji, Nov. 24. "It's important to stay well hydrated," Monroe said. "Staying hydrated will help in your physical performance at the gym and keep you from getting hurt." (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL