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Sustaining Phase PRT Schedules
 
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
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SUSTAINING PHASE PRT SCHEDULES
 
The following paragraphs discuss sustaining phase PRT schedules as they apply to operational units.
 
SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
 
PRT should be conducted four to five days per week according to AR 350-1. Unlike the toughening phase schedule, activities will vary from week to week in order to train more PRT activities and specifically train for the physical requirements in support of C- and/or D-METL performance. Not all sustaining phase activities are listed on the sample Sustaining Phase PRT Daily Session Overview (Table 5-9). This table is an example of activity sequencing and session purpose. Tables 5-10 through 5-14 describe the ordered sequence of training to be used for unit PRT during phases of ARFORGEN. The following special considerations apply to the sustaining phase schedules:
 
  • PRT sessions should be 60 to 90 minutes to allow adequate conditioning for all components.
  • Foot marching under fighting or approach march load may be substituted for sustained running.
  • Speed running should be conducted at least one time per week. If conducted only once, preferably, it should be scheduled in the middle of the training week.
  • The APFT is best conducted on Monday to ensure adequate recovery and performance.
  • Post-deployment, a 1-mile unit run reveals detraining and allows reassignment by ability group.
  • During FTXs, the FTX or deployment PRT schedules are used.
  • Chapter 6 gives sample training schedules for Soldiers who fail standards or are on medical profile.
    • Fail AWCP standards.
    • Fail APFT standards or unit goals.
    • Temporary or permanent physical profile.
 
Table 5-9. Sustaining phase PRT daily session overview (ARFORGEN)
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri  
Prep: PD
Activities: MMD 1&2, AGR or RR or HR or TR
Recovery: RD
Prep: PD
Activities: GD, CD 1&2, CL 1 and PSD or STC
Recovery: RD
Prep: PD
Activities: MMD 1&2, 60:120s and 300 yd SR
Recovery: RD
Prep: PD
Activities: GD, CD 3 and CL 1&2 or STC and PSD
Recovery: RD
Prep: PD
Activities: MMD 1&2, AGR o RR or HR or TR or 10K FM w/aml
Recovery: RD
 
Monday
Preparation: PD
Activities: MMD 1&2, AGR or RR or HR or TR
Recovery: RD
The purpose of this session is to improve the endurance and mobility needed for the successful performance of WTBDs. Preparation readies and conditions the body for a variety of body management competencies. The Military Movement Drills 1 and 2 help improve running form while preparing the Soldier for sustained and speed running. Ability Group, Release and Terrain Runs along with Hill Repeats improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance through sustained running. Recovery safely returns Soldiers to a pre-exercise state while improving mobility.
Tuesday
Preparation: PD
Activities: GD, CD 1&2 CL 1 and PSD or STC
Recovery: RD
The purpose of this session is to improve the strength and mobility needed for the successful performance of WTBDs. Preparation readies and conditions the body for a variety of body management competencies. The Guerrilla Drill develops functional mobility for the performance of combatives and the ability to carry another Soldier. Conditioning Drills 1& 2 consist of intermediate and advanced exercises that are designed to functionally train upper body and trunk muscular strength, and endurance needed to successfully perform WTBDs. Climbing Drill 1 improves upper body and trunk strength needed for manipulating body weight. The Push-up and Sit-up Drill improves APFT performance. The Strength Training Circuit develops total body strength and movement proficiency. Recovery safely returns Soldiers to a pre-exercise state while improving mobility.
Wednesday
Preparation: PD
Activities: MMD 1&2, 60:120s and 300 yd SR
Recovery: RD
The purpose of this session is to improve the conditioning required for successful performance WTBDs, such as individual movement techniques and move under direct and indirect fire. Preparation readies and conditions the body for a variety of body management competencies. Military Movement Drills 1 & 2 help improve running form while preparing the Soldier for speed running. 60:120s enhance speed and anaerobic power through sustained repeats of high intensity running with intermittent periods of recovery. The 300-yd Shuttle Run develops anaerobic endurance and functional mobility. Recovery safely returns Soldiers to a pre-exercise state while improving mobility.
Thursday
Preparation: PD
Activities: GD, CD 3 and CL 1&2 or STC and PSD
Recovery: RD
The purpose of this session is to improve the strength and mobility needed for the successful performance of WTBDs. Preparation readies and conditions the body for a variety of body management competencies. The Guerrilla Drill develops functional mobility for the performance of combatives and the ability to carry another Soldier. Conditioning Drill 3 consists of advanced exercises that are designed to functionally train upper body and trunk muscular strength and endurance needed to successfully perform WTBDs. Climbing Drills 1&2 improve upper body and trunk strength needed for manipulating body weight with and without load. The Strength Training Circuit develops total body strength and movement proficiency. The Push-up and Sit-up Drill improves APFT performance. Recovery safely returns Soldiers to a pre-exercise state while improving mobility.
Friday
Preparation: PD
Activities: MMD 1&2, AGR or RR or HR or TR or 10K FM w/aml
Recovery: RD
The purpose of this session is to improve the endurance and mobility needed for the successful performance of WTBDs. Preparation readies and conditions the body for a variety of body management competencies. The Military Movement Drills 1&2 help improve running form while preparing the Soldier for sustained and speed running. Ability Group, Release, and Terrain Runs along with Hill Repeats improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance through sustained running and improves the Soldier’s ability to move quickly with agility over various terrains. The foot march improves the muscular and aerobic endurance needed for foot marching under load. Recovery safely returns Soldiers to a pre-exercise state while improving mobility.
 
 Abbreviations

PD – Preparation Drill, 4C – Four for the Core, HSD – Hip Stability Drill, RD – Recovery Drill, CD – Conditioning Drill, CL – Climbing Drill, PSD – PU/SU Drill, SR – Shuttle Run, AGR – Ability Group Run, FM – Foot March, RR – Release Run, TR – Terrain Run, STC – Strength Training Circuit, FM-aml (foot march approach march load)

 

Table 5-10. Unit PRT reset schedule, Month 1 (click to enlarge)

Table 5-10. Unit PRT reset schedule, Month 2 (continued) (click to enlarge)

Table 5-10. Unit PRT reset schedule, Month 3 (continued) (click to enlarge)

Table 5-10. Unit PRT reset schedule, Month 4 (continued) (click to enlarge)

Table 5-10. Unit PRT reset schedule, Month 5 (continued) (click to enlarge)

Table 5-10. Unit PRT reset schedule, Month 6 (continued) (click to enlarge)

Table 5-11. Unit PRT train/ready schedule, Month 1. (click to enlarge)

Table 5-11. Unit PRT train/ready schedule, Months 2 through 6 (continued) (click to enlarge)

Table 5-12. Unit PRT, available schedule. (click to enlarge)

Table 5-13. Deployed PRT, collective schedule (click to enlarge)

Table 5-14. Deployed PRT, individual schedule (click to enlarge)

 

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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