You will get high quality training to help you prepare for the ACFT using these simple pieces of equipment, even if you don’t have access to a full training facility.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many Soldiers have not been able to access their PT facilities consistently as they prepare for the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), implemented in October 2020. Members of the National Guard and Reserve already are limited in time together to train as a unit and require effective and efficient training options they can access on a regular basis.
While it may seem reasonable to prepare for the ACFT by continuously performing the six events, successful preparation also requires assessing strengths and opportunities for improvement in your physical qualities, capabilities, and skills required to optimally perform essential tasks required for service. So regardless of whether you have access to a fully-loaded training facility or a small training space where you live, here are some strategies and workouts you can perform to enhance mobility, strength, power, and mindset using three essential modalities: