This intense, 6 week, 5 day/week training plan is specifically designed to prepare athletes for the US Army and US Marine Corps Jungle Warfare School. The plan includes a 1-week taper, and is designed to be completed the 6 weeks directly prior to your Jungle Warfare School report date.
This is Version 1 of the plan, designed in December 2021.
- Long, slow patrolling movements in challenging terrain with a heavy load
- Tactical Athlete Work Capacity for contact drills while under load after long movements
- Multi-domain endurance work to prepare the lungs and legs for extended movements
- Lower Body Strength & Focused Chassis Integrity grinds
Monday: Heavy Ruck Walk
Tuesday: Tactical Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity
Wednesday: Multi-Domain Endurance
Thursday: Bodyweight Strength, Chassis Integrity
Friday: Heavy Ruck Walk
This is a limited equipment training plan. Below is the required equipment.
- 70# Ruck
- Pull Up Bar
- Issued Body Armor or Weight Vest
- 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.
What if I have less than 6 weeks before my report date?
Still start at the beginning of this training plan anyway. Don’t skip ahead.
What if I have more than 6 weeks?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the time you have and we will advise.
What if I can’t handle the training volume at first?
Building stamina and resilience is a key training goal of this plan, and physical and mental stamina is also key to completing this course. If you can’t handle the training volume at first, it’s better to cut training sessions short, rather than take unscheduled rest days.
What if I can’t make the prescribed reps for the bodyweight exercises, or the prescribed interval times for rucks or Tactical Athlete Work Capacity?
Do your best, and be sure to do the total number of rounds, even if you can’t make the reps or the time. Don’t quit.
How do you count reps for Sandbag Getups, and Step ups?
Sandbag Getups – The prescribed rep count is total reps, so 50x Sandbag Getups at 60# sandbag = 50x total reps, 25x each shoulder.
How do you count reps for lunges?
5x Lunges = 5x Lunges each leg, or 10x lunges 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: 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.