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Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test

Train with confidence for the Army Combat Fitness Test

Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test is the ideal resource to help you train for the Army's new physical assessment for all recruits and active duty soldiers. The first book to address the requirements of the ACFT, it will prepare you for each of the six events on testing day. You’ll find descriptions of each event, instructions to perform the test safely and effectively, and scoring standards for each. You’ll learn to self-assess your current readiness and choose specific training strategies and training programs to help you succeed. The book provides a visual demonstration of the exercises, modifications for training depending on your available equipment, and a variety of sample training plans to fit your schedule.

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Army Combat Fitness Test requirements

Nate Palin, MS, CSCS, discusses the differences between the APFT and ACFT

Fitness components

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Looking for additional resources to make sure you are in peak condition for the test? The Volt Athletics training app, which is available separately, provides programming based on this book that you can use to help with your training.

To unlock the ACFT Prep program using a promo code that provides 30% off standard subscription rates, follow the steps below.

Step 1: On your mobile phone, go to https://volt.app/ACFTprep. The promo code of HKACFT will appear in the first field. Enter your email address and click "Apply Code."

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Step 3: You should see a message that says, "Your Volt account has been created!" Tap the link to download the Volt app from your phone’s app store.

Step 4: After downloading the Volt app, tap the white "Log in to your account" button and enter your email address and the password you created in Step 2. Then, follow the screen prompts to fully personalize your ACFT prep program!

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