The 7 training plans contained within this packet details 52 weeks (approx 13 months) of training in preparation for attending a Ruck-Based Selection such as the U.S, Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) and “The Activity.” Start the plan exactly 52 weeks before your first week at selection.
(This packet is not quite appropriate for athletes attending SFOD-D selection (US) or SAS selection (UK). If you are attending one of those selections, pls purchase the SFOD-D Selection Training Packet)
This packet is organized so that each plan will build your fitness for the next. The purpose is to build sufficient fitness to excel in selection regardless of your initial fitness level.
The 7 plans, in the order you’ll complete them are listed below. Note the rest weeks between plans:
1-7 (1) Military On Ramp Training Plan – Establish base fitness for the follow-on plans
8 Total Rest
9-15 (2) Humility – Bodyweight Strength, loaded work capacity, IBA runs and long, unloaded runs
16-22 (3) Big 24 – Barbell based, total strength
23-29 (4) Fortitude – Gym based strength, distance running and rucking
30-36 (5) Valor – Gym based work capacity, short, intense running and rucking intervals
37-43 (6) Resilience – Gym-based Strength, Chassis Integrity, Heavy Rucking and distance running
44 Total Rest
45-52 (7) Ruck-Based Selection Training Plan
It’s very important you complete the final, Ruck-Based Selection Training Plan the 8 weeks directly before you report for selection. The Ruck-Based Selection Training Plan includes a taper, so there’s no need to take rest week after it’s completion.
The price for this packet of plans represents about 30% savings over the combined price of the individual plans.
- Fully equipped functional fitness weightroom
- 40/60/80# Sandbags
- Ruck for rucking and ruck running. 10# sledge/dumbbell.
- Stopwatch with interval timer (Timex is best)
- GPS Watch (recommended – will make measuring rucking distances and pacing much easier)
Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run Calculator is listed as an exercise.
What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.
Can I see sample training?
Click the “Sample Training” tab at each individual training plan product page to see the entire first week of programming for that plan.
What if I don’t have 52 weeks before selection?
Most athletes will want to begin training with the Military On Ramp Training Plan, and all will want to finish with the Ruck Based Selection Training Plan directly prior to selection. The order and selection of the plans in the middle depending on the time you have to train. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific guidance.
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.