Combat Fit: 8-Week ACFT Training Plan

The Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, is a daunting physical challenge that all soldiers, regardless of age, gender, or background, will need to face head-on—and to pass. Muscular strength, endurance, mental toughness—everything you are, from head to toe, is on trial. And not passing is not an option. You need to be prepared, and this unique training protocol is how to do it. Combat Fit is your plan to not just pass the ACFT, but to crush it!

8 Week(s)
Fitness Level
Get fit
Workouts Per Week
3-4 workouts
Equipment Needed
Full Gym

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A Complete Plan to Create the Complete Soldier

Build Your Base, Then Peak for the Test

3-4 workouts per week / 45-60 min. per workout

Across two four-week training phases, you'll build a base of strength and conditioning, then hone it to a peak with practice testing. Phase 1 can be repeated as necessary to help anyone get closer to testing shape, no matter their fitness level. Phase 2 is a perfect "peaking" protocol for test day, and Army personnel can also follow it to pass the test again in the future!

More than a workout plan. With this plan you also receive:

Expert Training Guidance

A fitness plan for a fitness test

For something as important and difficult as the ACFT, simply practicing the test isn't enough. You need a system that builds familiarity with the test, while using strategic assistance work to build the strength, muscle, and conditioning to support event-specific training. Experienced coach and NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Nick Tumminello designed this plan to help soldiers from all backgrounds and experience levels pass the ACFT, as well as build overall strength and athleticism that will serve them in the military and in life.

Nutrition Plan and Supplement Recommendations

Strategies to maximize training and test performance

You don't have to completely revolutionize the way you eat to pass the ACFT; just a few strategic changes, with an eye to workout performance nutrition, can make a huge difference! The Combat Fit Nutrition Plan and Supplement Recommendations will give you the most effective changes you can make to what you're already doing, and help you avoid common test-day pitfalls.

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