5-week program designed specifically to help candidates prepare for Army Airborne School. The Army Airborne School is a 3-week course that teaches the fundamentals of parachute operations to all branches of service. This plan is a culmination of all available open-source information and based on experiences from our staff during their active duty careers. It is designed with an emphasis placed on improving your endurance, strength, and most importantly durability.
This program follows a general format and gets progressively more difficult each week. Training is designed in a Monday – Friday format, 5 days on, 2 days off. If you are unable to follow this format, that is fine. Simply do the workouts on the available days of the week without skipping workouts.
This program is designed to be completed exactly 5-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. It also assumes that athletes are capable of passing an APFT and conducting the Flexed Arm Hang Test.
- Mondays: APFT Work (Assessment during week 1 and 4)
- Tuesdays: Plyometrics & Endurance
- Wednesdays: Strength & Chassis Integrity
- Thursdays: Plyometrics & APFT Work
- Fridays: Strength & Endurance
- Saturdays: Rest/Recovery
- Sundays: Rest/Recovery
The greatest number of washouts or drops from the Airborne course occur from injuries sustained during landing mishaps during the tower and jump phase. The plyometrics programmed during this training plan are designed to be intense and focus on explosiveness and the ability to maximize coordination during landing to prevent such injuries.
- Timepiece or stopwatch
- Course of known distances or GPS enabled devise to measure distances
- Individual Body Armor (IBA) or 25# weight vest
- Fully Equipped Gym or Facility
- 40/60# Sandbag
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.