Six-week program designed specifically to help candidates prepare for the United States Army Air Assault School.
The Air Assault School is a 12-day course that teaches the fundamentals of air assault operations to include, the Assault Phase which covers aircraft safety and air operations, Sling Load Phase which covers sling load operations, and the Rappel Phase which covers the basics of rappelling from both a tower and aircraft.
This plan is a culmination of all available open-source information and based on mini-event training experiences from our staff during their active duty careers. It is designed with an emphasis placed on improving your endurance, hiking ability, and upper body strength.
This program follows a general format and gets progressively more difficult each week. Training is designed in a Monday – Saturday format, 5 days on, 2 days off.
The program is designed to be completed exactly 6-weeks prior to attending Army Airborne School. The program begins at an easy level, but progresses rather quickly in relative intensity throughout the training cycle.
Note: The Air Assault School contains a number of non-fitness components such has air and sling load operations. This plan does not prepare you for these non-fitness events. However, by building your fitness you should be better prepared mentally to address these non-fitness demands when they arise during the course.
- Mondays: APFT Work (Assessment during week 1 and 4)/Work Capacity
- Tuesdays: Ruck Intervals & Endurance
- Wednesdays: Work Capacity
- Thursdays: APFT Work & Work Capacity
- Fridays: Rest
- Saturdays: Long Ruck
- Sundays: Rest/Recovery