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Falcons' conditioning key to resurgence

Originally Published: October 4, 2007
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

From an outsider's view, the strategy seems counterintuitive.

Telling a military man to improve his conditioning is like telling a sumo wrestler to beef up or a Hollywood starlet to slim down. The motivation is already there.

And it wasn't like first-year Air Force coach Troy Calhoun didn't have evidence of his team's physical fitness. In the middle of winter, just weeks after Calhoun was hired, players assembled for the academy's aerobic fitness test, a mile ...

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