This 7-week program designed specifically to help candidates prepare for the United States Army Special Forces Readiness Evaluation. SFRE is a 3-day assessment conducted on a drill weekend for reservists, and serves as a precursor to Special Forces Assessment Selection. Candidates must pass this evaluation conducted Reserve Special Forces units prior to attending SFAS and entering the SF training pipeline.
This plan is a culmination of all available open-source information and draws from our ruck based and mini-event programming theory that we have successfully implemented in past programs. It is designed with an emphasis placed on improving your endurance, stamina, rucking ability, and mental fitness.
This training plan includes specific programming for the APFT, focused heavy rucking work, extensive running, work-capacity smoke sessions and long weekend mini-events. It is an intense training program which reflects the physical demands and intensity of SFRE.
Mondays: APFT + Work (Assessment during week 1, 3 and 7)
Tuesdays: 2-a-Day – Heavy Ruck Intervals in the AM. Run intervals in the PM.
Wednesdays: APFT + Work
Thursdays: Work Capacity
Fridays: Rest (most weeks)
Saturdays: Heavy Long Ruck or Mini Event
- Timepiece or stopwatch
- Course of known distances or GPS enabled devise to measure distances. A GPS will make your running and rucking interval distances and paces much easier to track. We recommend a Garmin Forerunner 15.
- Ruck Weighing up to 60#
- Rubber Rifle or Dumbbell/Sledgehammer weighing 10#
- 60# Sandbag
- Pull-Up Bar
- A Set of 25# dumbbells
- Foam Roller
- Individual Body Armor or 25# Weight Vest