Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test Print CE Course
Print CourseThe course components are as follows:
- Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test text
- Study guide
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
Consisting of six events—the 3 Repetition Maximum Deadlift, Standing Power Throw, Hand Release Push-Up–Arm Extension, Sprint-Drag-Carry, Leg Tuck, and Two-Mile Run—the ACFT will test physical characteristics that can be developed and cultivated with the training guidelines in this book. For each testing event, you’ll find a description of the test, instructions on performing the test safely and effectively, and scoring standards so you know the minimum performance requirements to pass and avoid disqualification.
A variety of sample training plans are provided so you can select a plan based on how much time your client has to prepare for the ACFT and the amount of time they have available to train. Choose from 24-, 12-, 8-, or 4-week plans that contain workouts for two, three, four, or five days a week. Setup and execution guidelines are provided for over 100 exercises, so you can safely and effectively demonstrate the exercises assigned within each training program. Accompanying photos visually demonstrate how to perform the exercises. Suggestions are offered for replacement exercises that are similar in movement and training outcome.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe how to perform each event of the ACFT.
- Interpret the component of performance each ACFT event is assessing.
- Explain the different training principles and their application to preparing for the ACFT.
- Recognize the components of performance involved in the ACFT events and how to address each one in a training plan.
- Practice implementing a training plan based on current state of readiness, training principles, and components of performance involved in the ACFT.
- Differentiate between different power exercises, lower body pulling exercises, lower body pushing exercises, upper body pulling exercises, upper body pushing exercises, and trunk exercises that can be implemented in a training plan to develop power, strength, and muscular endurance.
- Describe how to implement different conditioning sessions that will improve adaptation and recoverability.
AudienceA continuing education course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals working with tactical populations.
Table of ContentsPart I. All About the ACFT
Chapter 1. The Army Combat Fitness Test
Chapter 2. 3 Repetition Maximum Deadlift
Chapter 3. Standing Power Throw
Chapter 4. Hand Release Push-Up–Arm Extension
Chapter 5. Sprint-Drag-Carry
Chapter 6. Leg Tuck
Chapter 7. Two-Mile Run
Part II. The Science Behind Training
Chapter 8. Training Principles
Chapter 9. Components of Performance
Part III. Preparation and Programming
Chapter 10. Your Current State of Readiness
Chapter 11. Training Plan Considerations
Chapter 12. Sample Training Plans
Part IV. Workout and Exercise Descriptions
Chapter 13. Warm-Up
Chapter 14. Power Exercises
Chapter 15. Lower Body Pulling Exercises
Chapter 16. Lower Body Pushing Exercises
Chapter 17. Upper Body Pulling Exercises
Chapter 18. Upper Body Pushing Exercises
Chapter 19. Trunk Exercises
Chapter 20. Conditioning
This was an excellent course. The section on the Leg Tuck was outdated. A recent change to the ACFT is at the start of the leg tuck event the Soldier must choose if they are going to perform the leg tuck or the plank. The minimum time for the plank is 2:09 not 2:00 as stated in the book.
The course was easy to follow and it explained the ACFT in detail.