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

Author / John

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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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