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
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.
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: email@example.com
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.