| Ep 418 – How to Train to Crush the ARMY’s ACFT

Author / Cali Hinzman

50 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey, what’s up The Crew? This is Brian and I am a Army Reservist and we have the new ACFT, the Army Combat Fitness Test, that is being implemented now. I am just wondering what would be the best program ya’ll would recommend. Also, what are some of the exercises for the specific training for the test? One of the things that I am worried about is how to maximize the standing power throw, which is a 10-pound medicine ball thrown behind this for distance. The max distance is 15 m. I know this is a display of power, but one of the things we’re thinking is maybe some power cleans or, you know, kettlebell swings to kind of help us out. So maybe a topic for the show to discuss. Thanks.

Empower Soldier and Unit Combat Readiness For the ACFT

The US Army has officially gone all in on a new fitness test to gauge a soldier’s preparedness for stresses of a combat environment. The gauntlet of push ups, sit-ups and run was not enough to address the poor physical fitness of recruits and reduce risk of injuries, so they bulked up the test a little bit. Will increasing the difficulty of the test force soldiers to adapt how they prepare?! It worked for Pauly Shore.

In this Power Athlete Radio, The Crew drops down and gives you 50!

…minutes of solid gold as John, Luke, and Tex evaluate the new Army Combat Fitness Test and empower a concerned caller with prep guidance through Power Athlete’s Army Movement Readiness (ARMR) training program.

Start Training Now!: Power Athlete’s ARMR 16 Week Program

Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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