AFSPECWAR TIER 2 OFT TRAINING PLAN

$49.00

  • 4 weeks, 6 days/week training plan designed specifically to maximize your performance on the new AFSPECWAR Tier 2 Operator Fitness Test (OFT)
  • To be completed the 4 weeks directly before the AFSPECWAR Tier 2 OFT
  • Assessment-based training plan that Individually scales to your current level of fitness
  • This training plan is one of the 250+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription

Description

The following 4-week training plan is designed to train specifically for the new AFSPECWAR Tier 2 Operator Fitness Test (OFT). This training plan is designed to be completed the 4 weeks directly before your scheduled fitness assessment. 

The OFT has been designed to provide a full spectrum physical fitness assessment for airmen in the Air Force Special Operations career fields. Please click HERE for an official US Air Force document describing the OFT and its events. Due to the complex nature of the assessment, it pays to be familiar with the setup of equipment and rest times between assessment events.

This training plan is designed to be completed the 4 weeks directly before your AFSPECWAR Tier 2 OFT. Schedule it so you get at least 2 days full rest between the end of this program and taking your OFT.

This is Version 1 of the plan, designed in June 2021.

 

The AFSPECWAR Tier 2 Operator Fitness Test (OFT) is an eight-event fitness assessment. Below are the following events:

  • 3-Mile Ruck Run @ 60# Pack
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Pro Agility Drill
  • 3-Rep Max Trap Bar Deadlift
  • Max Pull Ups
  • 100 yard Farmers Carry
  • 2x 300m Shuttle Run
  • 1.5 Mile Run or 1,500m Fin

This training program deploys the OFT on the Monday of Weeks 1 and 3, and uses your latest assessment results for the follow-on progressions. In this way, the program automatically “scales” to the incoming fitness of each individual athlete, and ensures that each athlete is pushed throughout the program.

Below is how this training program trains the specific events in the OFT:

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Week 1 & 3

  • Monday: Assessment
  • Tuesday: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, 300m Shuttle, Run/Fin
  • Wednesday: Ruck Intervals, Standing Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill
  • Thursday: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, 300m Shuttle, Run/Fin
  • Friday: Ruck Intervals, Standing Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill
  • Saturday: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, 300m Shuttle, Run/Fin

Week 2 & 4

  • Monday: Ruck Intervals, Standing Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill
  • Tuesday: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, 300m Shuttle, Run/Fin
  • Wednesday: Ruck Intervals, Standing Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill
  • Thursday: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, 300m Shuttle, Run/Fin
  • Friday: Ruck Intervals, Standing Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill
  • Saturday: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, 300m Shuttle, Run/Fin

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Stopwatch with a repeating countdown timer (Timex Ironman or smartphone will work)
  • Running area (track or other) with known 800m and 1-mile distances.
  • Ruck @ 60#
  • Cones for Pro Agility Drill
  • Tape Measure for Long Jump and Pro Agility Drill
  • Pull Up Bar
  • 2x 53# Kettlebell
  • Bar and plates for deadlifts
  • Pool, fins, googles if you chose the 1500m Fin Event

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

What if I miss a day?
Begin where you left off when you return to training. This program is progressed – each session builds upon the prior session – so don’t skip a session or skip around. Follow the training sessions in order, regardless.

What if I can’t do the whole session?
If you don’t have enough time to complete the whole session, you can split the session into two.

If the session calls for 5x walking lunges, does that mean 5x walking lunges total or 5x each leg?
5x each leg, 10x total.

Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run/Ruck Calculator is listed as an exercise.

What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.

Can I see sample training? 
Yes. Click the “Sample Training” tab to see the entire first week of programming.

How do I access the plan?
Access is online, via username and password. You can log in either through our website or through our app (Mtn Tactical Fitness) available for IOS and Android.

Can I print out sessions to take to the gym?
Yes – you can print a week of programming at a time.

More Questions? Email: coach@mtntactical.com

 

 

DISCLAIMER
Before beginning any exercise program, consult with your physician to ensure that you are in proper health. Physical training contains inherent risks including, but not limited to, muscle strains, tears, physical and bodily injury up to and including death. This training program is not meant to provide medical advice; you should obtain medical advice from your private health care practitioner. If you are unable to assume these risks then you should not engage in this training program. No liability is assumed by Mountain Tactical Institute, Inc, its owners or employees, and you train at your own risk. Mountain Tactical Institute makes no warranty, express or implied, of any kind in connection with this training program.

Required Equipment


  • Stopwatch with a repeating countdown timer (Timex Ironman or smartphone will work)

  • Running area (track or other) with known 800m and 1-mile distances.

  • Ruck @ 60#

  • Cones for Pro Agility Drill

  • Tape Measure for Long Jump and Pro Agility Drill

  • Pull Up Bar

  • 2x 53# Kettlebell

  • Bar and plates for deadlifts

  • Pool, fins, googles if you chose the 1500m Fin Event

Sample Training

Below is the First Week from this Training Plan:


 

MONDAY
SESSION 1
Obj: Assessment


Warm up:
3 Rounds
10x Squats
10x Push Ups
400m Run
Instep Stretch
Lat + Pec Stretch


Training:


(1) Ruck 3-Miles for Time @ 60# dry weight


*** Rest 15 Minutes


(2) Max Distance Standing Long Jump (3 attempts, record your best distance)


*** Rest 2 Minutes


(3) Pro Agility Drill e/side (2x attempts starting to the left, 2x attempts starting to the right. Record your best time for e/side)


*** Rest 2 Minutes


(4) Work Up to 3-Rep Max Trap Bar Deadlift. 5x max load attempts.


NOTE: There is no standard weight for Trap Bar’s. Ensure you know how much your bar weighs for accuracy. 


*** Rest 2 Minutes


(5) Max Pull Ups


*** Rest 2 Minutes


(6) 100 yard Farmers Carry for time @ 53# e/hand


***Rest 2 Minutes


(7) 2 Rounds


300m Shuttle Run


Rest 5 min between attempts (Record both 300m shuttle times)


***Rest 15 Minutes


(8) 1.5 Mile Run for time in cammies and running shoes


OR


1500m Combat Fin for time (side stroke, combat side stroke, or lead arm trail)


RECORD ALL SCORES


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TUESDAY
SESSION 2
Obj: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, Shuttle, Run/Swim


Warm up:
5 Rounds
5x Trap Bar Deadlift @ 95#
5x Pull Ups
4x 25m Shuttle
Instep Stretch


Training:


(1) 8 Rounds
3x Trap Bar Deadlift - See Loading Below
3rd World Squat Stretch between Deadlift Sets


Loading for Part (1):


Round  Reps  Load
1           3x      50% of Finish Load
2           3x      60% of Finish Load
3           3x      70% of Finish Load
4-8        3x      80% of Finish Load

Example for Part (1) - assume your Deadlift finishing load from SESSION 1 was 225#. Below would be your loading today:


Round  Reps  Load
1           3x      115# (225 X .50)
2           3x      135# (225 X .60)
3           3x      155# (225 X .70)
4-8        3x.     180# (225 X .80)


(2) 6 Rounds, every 75 Seconds
30% Pull Ups from SESSION 1's Assessment


Comments: Example for Parts (2): Say your SESSION 1 Pull Up score was 20. 30% of 20 = .3 x 20 = 6 Pull Ups. Set a repeating countdown timer for 75 seconds. On "go" complete 6x Pull Ups. The faster you finish, the more rest you get before beginning the next round (at 75 seconds).


(3) 3 Rounds
50yd Farmers Carry for time
Rest 2 Minutes


(4) 3 Rounds
300m Shuttle Run Every 2:30 min


(5) 3 Rounds
Run 800m @ your "800m Interval Pace" using your SESSION 1 1.5-Mile Run Time and the MTI Running Calculator
Rest 3 Minutes Between Efforts


OR


3 Rounds
Fin 500m @ your "500m Interval Pace" using your SESSION 1, 1500m Combat Fin Time and the MTI Swim Interval Calculator
Rest 3 Minutes Between Efforts


(6) 2 Rounds
HAM - Hip Mobility Drill


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WEDNESDAY
SESSION 3
Obj: Ruck Intervals, Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill


Warm up:
3 Rounds
10x Squats
10x Push Ups
400m Run
Instep Stretch
Lat + Pec Stretch 


Training:


(1) 2 Rounds
1 Mile Ruck @ 60# pack (not including water) carrying a rubber rifle or 10# sledge using your interval pace from the SESSION 1 Ruck assessment and the MTI Ruck Calculator

Rest 5 Minutes between intervals


(2) 5 Rounds
1x Standing Long Jump
Rest as needed between efforts


NOTE: Focus on improving foot placement, arm swing, technique, and solid landing


(3) 4 Rounds
1x Pro Agility Drill starting with sprint to the right
Rest 2 Minutes


(4) 4 Rounds
1x Pro Agility Drill starting with sprint to the left
Rest 2 Minutes


NOTE: Focus on improving starting position, efficiency in footwork, touching the lines and exploding out of your first step. Start at 70-80% speed the first round, and get to 100% speed by Round 3.


(5) 3 Rounds
Toe Touch Complex
5x Shoulder Dislocates


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THURSDAY
SESSION 4
Obj: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, Shuttle, Run/Swim


Warm up:
5 Rounds
5x Trap Bar Deadlift @ 95#
5x Pull Ups
4x 25m Shuttle
Instep Stretch


Training:


(1) 8 Rounds
3x Trap Bar Deadlift - See Loading Below
3rd World Squat Stretch between Deadlift Sets


Loading for Part (1):


Round  Reps  Load
1           3x      50% of Finish Load
2           3x      60% of Finish Load
3           3x      70% of Finish Load
4-8        3x      80% of Finish Load

Example for Part (1) - assume your Deadlift finishing load from SESSION 1 was 225#. Below would be your loading today:


Round  Reps  Load
1           3x      115# (225 X .50)
2           3x      135# (225 X .60)
3           3x      155# (225 X .70)
4-8        3x.     180# (225 X .80)


(2) 6 Rounds, every 75 Seconds
30% Pull Ups from SESSION 1's Assessment


Comments: Example for Parts (2): Say your SESSION 1 Pull Up score was 20. 30% of 20 = .3 x 20 = 6 Pull Ups. Set a repeating countdown timer for 75 seconds. On "go" complete 6x Pull Ups. The faster you finish, the more rest you get before beginning the next round (at 75 seconds).


(3) 3 Rounds
50yd Farmers Carry for time
Rest 2 Minutes


(4) 3 Rounds
300m Shuttle Run Every 2:30 min


(5) 3 Rounds
Run 800m @ your "800m Interval Pace" using your SESSION 1 1.5-Mile Run Time and the MTI Running Calculator
Rest 3 Minutes Between Efforts


OR


3 Rounds
Fin 500m @ your "500m Interval Pace" using your SESSION 1, 1500m Combat Fin Time and the MTI Swim Interval Calculator
Rest 3 Minutes Between Efforts


(6) 2 Rounds
HAM - Hip Mobility Drill


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FRIDAY
SESSION 5
Obj: Ruck Intervals, Long Jump, Pro Agility Drill


Warm up:
3 Rounds
10x Squats
10x Push Ups
400m Run
Instep Stretch
Lat + Pec Stretch 


Training:


(1) 2 Rounds
1 Mile Ruck @ 60# pack (not including water) carrying a rubber rifle or 10# sledge using your interval pace from the SESSION 1 Ruck assessment and the MTI Ruck Calculator
Rest 5 Minutes between intervals


(2) 5 Rounds
1x Standing Long Jump
Rest as needed between efforts


NOTE: Focus on improving foot placement, arm swing, technique, and solid landing


(3) 4 Rounds
1x Pro Agility Drill starting with sprint to the right
Rest 2 Minutes


(4) 4 Rounds
1x Pro Agility Drill starting with sprint to the left
Rest 2 Minutes


NOTE: Focus on improving starting position, efficiency in footwork, touching the lines and exploding out of your first step. Start at 70-80% speed the first round, and get to 100% speed by Round 3.


(5) 3 Rounds
Toe Touch Complex
5x Shoulder Dislocates


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SATURDAY
SESSION 6
Obj: Deadlift, Pull Ups, Farmers Carry, Shuttle, Run/Swim


Warm up:
5 Rounds
5x Trap Bar Deadlift @ 95#
5x Pull Ups
4x 25m Shuttle
Instep Stretch


Training:


(1) 8 Rounds
3x Trap Bar Deadlift - See Loading Below
3rd World Squat Stretch between Deadlift Sets


Loading for Part (1):


Round  Reps  Load
1           3x      50% of Finish Load
2           3x      60% of Finish Load
3           3x      70% of Finish Load
4-8        3x      85% of Finish Load

Example for Part (1) - assume your Deadlift finishing load from SESSION 1 was 225#. Below would be your loading today:


Round  Reps  Load
1           3x      115# (225 X .50)
2           3x      135# (225 X .60)
3           3x      155# (225 X .70)
4-8        3x.     190# (225 X .85)


(2) 6 Rounds, every 75 Seconds
35% Pull Ups from SESSION 1's Assessment


Comments: Example for Parts (2): Say your SESSION 1 Pull Up score was 20. 35% of 20 = .35 x 20 = 7 Pull Ups. Set a repeating countdown timer for 75 seconds. On "go" complete 7x Pull Ups. The faster you finish, the more rest you get before beginning the next round (at 75 seconds).


(3) 3 Rounds
75yd Farmers Carry for time
Rest 2 Minutes


(4) 3 Rounds
300m Shuttle Run Every 2:30 min


(5) 3 Rounds
Run 800m @ your "800m Interval Pace" using your SESSION 1 1.5-Mile Run Time and the MTI Running Calculator


Rest 3 Minutes Between Efforts


OR


3 Rounds
Fin 500m @ your "500m Interval Pace" using your SESSION 1, 1500m Combat Fin Time and the MTI Swim Interval Calculator
Rest 3 Minutes Between Efforts


(6) 2 Rounds
HAM - Hip Mobility Drill

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Click the “Required Equipment” tab to find out what equipment is required for the specific plan you are interested in.

Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run and Ruck Calculators are listed as exercises.

What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.

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