They need liposuction, and fast.Well, those guys often have other issues...
A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.
'They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit that will hurt their chances at a promotion,' said the Rockville, Md., surgeon.
Fitness expert Jordan Moon said there is no reliable, economical way to measure body fat, and troops should be judged more by physical performance so they're not feeling forced to go to such lengths to save their careers.
'We're sending people away who could be amazing soldiers just because of two pieces of tape,' said Moon, who has a doctorate in exercise physiology and has studied the accuracy of body fat measurements.
'Ninety percent of athletes who play in the NFL are going to fail the tape test because it's made for a normal population, not big guys,' he added.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Suck in that gut, or suck it out?