Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test

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Author: Nate Palin, MS, CSCS, Rob Hartman, MAEd, CSCS
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication Date: 2022
ISBN 10: 1492598682
ISBN 13: 9781492598688
eISBN: 9781492598695
Edition: 1st
Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test is the ideal resource to help you assess your readiness and train for the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). Because soldiers operate on a three- dimensional battlefield where physical demands are often variable and unpredictable, the Army's revised physical test provides a more diverse measurement of a soldier's physical abilities than its predecessor. But if you are one of the 200,000 annual recruits or the 1.2 million active duty soldiers who must pass these new protocols, this diverse test may bring anxiety and uneasiness. That is where this essential guide can help. Backed by the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Preparing for the Army Combat Fitness Test is the first book on the market to address the requirements of the ACFT and provide you with the tools you need to be prepared for testing day. 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 you can develop and cultivate 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 being disqualified on testing day. To begin, you will be guided through a self-assessment that will allow you to determine your current readiness and select a training program to maximize your performance outcomes. A variety of sample training plans are provided so you can select a plan based on how much time you have to prepare for the ACFT and the amount of time you 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 ...
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