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Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Chapter 3 Muscular Endurance and Strength. Chapter 4 Flexibility. Chapter 5 Body Composition. Chapter 6 Nutrition and Fitness. Chapter 7 Circuit Training and Exercise Drills.

Chapter 8 Obstacle Courses and Additional Drills. Chapter 9 Competitive Fitness Activities. Chapter 10 Developing the Unit Program. Chapter 12 Environmental Considerations. Chapter 13 Injuries. Chapter 14 Army Physical Fitness Test. The experts at the Physical Readiness Division will tell you that they are still in a data collection mode and only one-third of the way there — all of which means that the events of the test themselves are not yet set in stone.

Rather than worry about a test that is still in the works, Soldiers should be thinking about how much better the new test will be to measure overall fitness, now that physical training has become more relevant for them. Remember that we are developing a system of training that relates to performance, particularly as it relates to combat. Think back a few years, when we first began an intensive review of our initial military training.

We determined that we wanted to develop a physical training program geared to increase the fitness of new Soldiers so that they would be ready for a more rigorous PT routine once they reached the operational force. We wanted PT that was relevant and at the same time sought to balance the goal of increasing capabilities while limiting the number of injuries that occur. It was also important to take a positive approach and make the PT portable in a sense that we want Soldiers to improve and maintain the established level of fitness once they depart to their new duty stations.

In a few words, PT would become relevant and something to which Soldiers could relate. Now when a Soldier does, for example, climbing drills or runs short sprints, the connection may not be made right away, but eventually he or she will recognize that the new regimen fits in with Soldiering when in combat or competing for an expert badge. The rationale behind the new Physical Readiness Training program is consistent with the initial military training objective that Army leadership has in mind with core Soldiering skills.

This is a quantum leap forward and bears little resemblance to how we viewed repetitions of various exercises in the past — although some of the same exercises, such as the push-up, are part of the new regimen but with modified times and restrictions. Let me explain further. A Soldier who currently does 60 or 70 push-ups in two minutes the old way we did things, might find him or herself struggling to do 30 in one minute the new way with not being able to adjust the hands or take a short break to re-energize.

The new APRT is made up of five events: A yard shuttle run, one minute of the rower, standing long jump, push-ups for one minute and a 1.

But, again, the events are subject to change once the piloting is done in September and the data is processed. Let me let you in on a little secret and also offer you a bit of advice: Never sweat a test if you have correctly prepared.

If you studied the training circular TC You will need to get in shape and familiarize yourself with the new components of the test, and then practice. The new test is a more accurate muscular strength, endurance and mobility assessment, particularly as it relates to those skills necessary to survive in combat.

Field Manual has been replaced by Training Circular The new standardized model is based on lessons learned in eight years of war. As the program takes shape, the group coordinates any modifications or improvements with the U.

PRT builds strength, endurance and mobility through activities such as crawling, climbing, sprinting, circuit training and combatives. He discussed obesity and the poor physical shape of an average year-old during the Infantry Warfighting Conference in mid-September. The PT changes were necessary to reduce preventable training and sports injuries in Soldiers and boost mission readiness, SSG Andrus said.

The revisions in basic training were fully implemented at initial military training installations in July. The youngest generation has grown up with energy drinks and soda while playing video games on the couch, instead of drinking milk and taking physical education classes in school, LTG Hertling said.

The Army has seen a major increase in dental problems and bone injuries during basic training. In the last 15 years, average body fat has also increased to 30 percent in the South. The general said the challenge is taking young Soldiers entering the Army under these conditions and getting them ready to hump the Hindu Kush, a mile mountain range between northwest Pakistan and eastern and central Afghanistan.

Soldiers across the 3rd Infantry Division participated in a new type of physical training test this month that will change the fitness standards for the entire U. This is the first major change to the current Army Physical Fitness Test in nearly 31 years. Army Physical Readiness Division. The pilot program, which included Soldiers of varying age, rank and gender from multiple units at each installation, is the final step in the Army-wide transition from the Army Physical Fitness Test to the new APRT, which coincides with the Physical Readiness Training that was implemented August of last year.

The new APRT, which is designed to get a better assessment of a Soldiers physical endurance while curbing the number of injuries associated with the APFT, consists of five events: a yard shuttle run, the standing long jump, one minute of the rower or atomic sit-up , one and a half mile run and a minute for the push-up with no resting position.

Some of the events, such as the sit-up, Soldiers are glad to see go, but other changes, like the no-rest push-up, has led them to feel a bit apprehensive. A majority of the Soldiers who participated in the program agree that the APRT will serve to better assess their overall endurance.

Adrian B. Turner, an electrician assigned to th Company, 92nd Engineers Battalion, who is attached to the Third Infantry Division. Soldiers do not appear to have any problems with the physical demands of the new APRT but instead, after years of training and mastering the events of the APFT, worry about the difficulties associated with becoming proficient at the new events that are more technically challenging.

Palkoska understands the difficulties of acceptance that come with change, but is confident that once Soldiers give the program a chance they will see that it will help them better prepare for the physical challenges they will face in combat.

Though it may take some time before Soldiers are comfortable enough to fully embrace the new APRT, the new scoring standards, which expands the age categories and will be the same regardless of gender, is widely accepted. Brandi N. Chambers, a brigade S1 noncommissioned officer assigned to 3rd Sustainment Bde. The ACRT is a timed course consisting of several events including a meter run, a casualty drag, a high crawl, hurdles, walking a balance beam while carrying two ammo cans and several other obstacles the Soldier must navigate, all done while wearing the Army Combat Uniform and Advanced Combat Helmet and carrying a weapon.

The ACRT is projected to be given annually and will be used as a pre-deployment assessment of how physically ready a Soldier is to perform in a combat situation. I definitely see this as a change for the good. When the pilot program is completed and the data has been compiled, a scoring system will be established and the new APRT and ACRT are slated to be implemented Army-wide as the new standard approximately October of Latest Popular Top Rated Trending. Browsing Latest Articles All 5 Live.

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Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Chapter 3 Muscular Endurance and Strength. Chapter 4 Flexibility. Chapter 5 Body Composition. Chapter 6 Nutrition and Fitness.



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