British Role Fitness Test Soldier RFT(S) Training Plan

$39.00

  • 7-Week, 5 Day/Week, limited equipment training plan specifically designed to prepare athletes for the British Role Fitness Test Soldier RFT(S).
  • Plan deploys the full RFT(S) multiple times and concurrently trains all the events, including ruck marching.
  • This training plan is one of the 200+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription.

Description

The British Army’s Role Fitness Test Soldier (RFT(S)) was put into service in 2019 for Ground to provide an assessment that replicates real-world tasks commonly required of the ground soldier. It is age and gender-neutral – no adjusted scoring for younger/older soldiers or male/female soldiers. This fitness test is also strictly pass/fail by event, with specified times that the soldier must complete the given task in. More information and video demonstrations of the events can be found by HERE.

This 7-week, 5x/week training program is specifically designed to prepare athletes for the RFT(S). You’ll take the full RFT(S) on Week 1, 4, and 7. Follow-on progressions are based on your most recent RFT(S) results.

This training plan is designed to be completed the 7 weeks directly before your assessment. Week 7 in the plan is an unload/taper week into your event.

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • Monday: Fire & Movement, Water Can Carry
  • Tuesday: Lift & Carry Shuttle, Casualty Drag
  • Wednesday: Vehicle Casevac, Water Can Carry
  • Thursday: Lift & Carry Shuttle, Casualty Drag
  • Friday: Loaded March/Tab Intervals

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Ruck/Pack with 40kg and 25kg of weight. We recommend a 25kg sandbag and a 15kg sandbag for an easy transition. Defer to your unit’s loading SOP’s if stated otherwise. Please note the time requirement differences for Infantry and Airborne/Para units.
  • Equipment provided by your unit to conduct the actual RFT(S)
  • Stopwatch and a known distance track or a GPS watch/app for tab pace

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

How long with the Training Sessions take?
45-90 minutes.

What does “4/8x” mean?
The first number is for women, second is for men, both for reps:
4/8x Chin Ups = Women do 4x, Men do 8x

What Equipment is Required?

  • Ruck/Pack with 40kg and 25kg of weight. We recommend a 25kg sandbag and a 15kg sandbag for an easy transition. Defer to your unit’s loading SOP’s if stated otherwise. Please note the time requirement differences for Infantry and Airborne/Para units.
  • Equipment provided by your unit to conduct the actual RFT(S)
  • Stopwatch and a known distance track or a GPS watch/app for tab pace

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: 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


  • Ruck/Pack with 40kg and 25kg of weight. We recommend a 25kg sandbag and a 15kg sandbag for an easy transition. Defer to your unit’s loading SOP’s if stated otherwise. Please note the time requirement differences for Infantry and Airborne/Para units.

  • Equipment provided by your unit to conduct the actual RFT(S)

  • Stopwatch and a known distance track or a GPS watch/app for tab pace

Sample Training

Below is the First Week from this Training Plan:


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MONDAY


SESSION 1


Obj: RFTS Assessment No. 1


Warm Up:


3 Rounds


200m Run


10x Press Ups


10x Sit Ups


Instep Complex


Obj: Full RFTS Assessment


Training:


A. Infantry/RAC - 4 km tab @


40kg followed by 2 km @ 25kg


16AAB/Para - 4 km tab @ 40kg


followed by 2 km @ 25kg


Record Time for Heavy Tab Record Time for Light Tab


Rest 5 Minutes


B. 20x 7.5m tactical bounds,


then immediately 15m low crawl, followed immediately by 15m sprint


Record Time for Low Crawl and Sprint & Rest 5 Minutes


C. 20m Casualty Drag @ 110kg


Record Time & Rest 15 Minutes


D. 240m Farmers Carry @ 22kg


e/hand


Record Time & Rest 5 Minutes


E. 1x 70kg deadlift standing on two .5m boxes with 3 second hold in top position


PASS/FAIL


F. 40x 30m Shuttle Run for


time… Alternate between carrying a 20kg sandbag and unloaded for each 30m shuttle run


Record Time


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TUESDAY


SESSION 2


Obj: Lift & Carry Shuttle, Casualty Drag


Warm Up:


4 Rounds


3x Sumo Deadlift using rope


and weight used in the actual vehicle casevac event, but place feet on ground. Work up to the prescribed load below.


Lat/Pec Stretch


Training:




  1. PASS on Vehicle Casevac Event


5 Rounds


1x 70kg deadlift standing on


two .5m boxes with 3 second hold in top position


Pigeon Stretch


FAIL on Vehicle Casevac Event


5 Rounds


1x Sumo Deadlift @ 70kg  -


hold weight in top position for 3 seconds for each rep. Use the rope with weight used in the actual event, but place feet on ground.


Pigeon Stretch


B. 3 Rounds


10 sec max distance casualty


drag @  110kg


Rest 20 sec


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WEDNESDAY


SESSION 3


Obj: Vehicle Casevac, Water Can Carry


Warm Up:


3 Rounds


10x Burpees


5m Low Crawl


10m Sprint


3rd World Squat


Training:




  1. 3 Rounds


6x 7.5m tactical bounds


+ 15m Low Crawl + 15m   Sprint


Rest 45 seconds


B. 3 Rounds


100m Farmers Carry @


22kg e/hand


3 Minute Rest


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THURSDAY


SESSION 4


Warm Up:


4 Rounds


3x 30m Shuttle


30m Sandbag Bear Hug


Carry


Toe Touch Complex


Training:




  1. 2 Rounds


20x 30m Shuttle Run…


Alternate between carrying. 20kg sandbag and unloaded for each 30m shuttle run.


Rest 2 Minutes


**Note: 1 Shuttle = Down 15m and back for a total of 30m.**


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FRIDAY


SESSION 5


Warm Up:


3 Rounds


200m Run


10x Press Ups


10x Sit Ups


Instep Complex


Training:




  1. 2 Rounds


2 km tab @ 40kg


Rest 3 Minutes


B. 2 Rounds


1 km tab  @ 25kg


Rest 1:30 Minutes


Use this equation to find your goal pace for the heavy tab and the light tab. Make sure to do the equation separately for the heavy and light tab, and apply it to part A and B, respectively.


Heavy


Step 1. (Your ruck time) / 4


Step 2. Result from above x .90 = Your goal pace per km


Example:


50 minutes / 4 = 12.5 min.


12.5 minutes x .90 = 11:15 min. per km —> Goal Pace


Light


Step 1. (Your ruck time) / 2


Step 2. Result from above x .90 = Your goal pace per km


15 Minutes / 2 = 7:30 min


7:30 min x .90 = 6:45 minutes —> Goal pace

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To this end, MTI’s fitness solutions and programming are not boxed in by convention, tradition, orthodoxy, public opinion or any other artificial constraint driven by inside or outside forces.

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This focus on “mission direct” solutions, enhancements and improvements drives our work and research and extends beyond fitness solutions to include training, leadership, gear, team culture, and safety. 

Fitness is just one area of our work.

Our non-fitness research has included tactical cultures, combat uniforms, and gore-tex performance, and effect of stress on marksmanship.

Our work on defining what it means to be a Quiet Professional has had penetrating influence and driven healthy conversations with both mountain and tactical professionals.

 

9) Direct, Honest, Clear Answers

Since 2007 we’ve taken and answered dozens of questions weekly from mountain and tactical athletes. We’ve saved these individual Q&A’s and now thousands are archived on our site.

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– Rob Shaul, Founder

 


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While I understand the question, I’m not a salesman – so I can’t put a hard sale on anyone for our programming.

I can tell them the process we go through to design our programming.

We begin with extensive research on the fitness demands of the event, identify the exercises and progressions which sport specifically meet those demands, chose end-of-cycle goals, and program backward to design the plan.

Then we test the cycle on ourselves and our lab rats here in Wyoming. We document, note what works and doesn’t work, re-assess, and make changes and modifications.

Then we publish the programming in the form of one of our plans or as part of our subscription daily training sessions for tactical and mountain athletes.
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As we learn more and improve, we go back, and update the sport-specific training plans on the website. For example, we’re currently on Version 5 of our Ruck Based Selection Training Plan and Version 3 of our Dryland Ski Training Plan and Version 4 of our Big Game Back Country Hunting Training Plan.

We understand our programing isn’t cheap, but we believe it’s a great value. The $79 for the Ruck Based Selection Training Plan, and $39 for the Dryland Ski Training Plan reflect the, research, work, innovative theory, iteration, testing and feedback we’ve put in and received to make these plans effective.

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Questions?
Email: rob@mtntactical.com

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Do you have any reviews or testimonials from athletes who have used your Athlete’s Subscription
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Is it true you guarantee your stuff works?
Yes. If you purchase an Athletes’ Subscription, follow the training sessions as prescribed, and are not satisfied with the quality of the programming, notify us within 30 days of purchase, and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

How is MTI programming different than CrossFit?
This is a common question. Read our answer HERE.

You have a lot of competitors. Why should I choose MTI?
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What Equipment is Required?
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.

Can I see sample training?
Click the “Sample Training” tab to see the entire first week of programming.
You are encouraged to do it before purchasing.

What if I have more questions?
Email rob@mtntactical.com

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