This 7-week program designed specifically to help candidates prepare for the United States Army Special Forces Readiness Evaluation. SFRE is a 3-day assessment conducted on a drill weekend for reservists, and serves as a precursor to Special Forces Assessment Selection. Candidates must pass this evaluation conducted Reserve Special Forces units prior to attending SFAS and entering the SF training pipeline.
This plan is a culmination of all available open-source information and draws from our ruck based and mini-event programming theory that we have successfully implemented in past programs. It is designed with an emphasis placed on improving your endurance, stamina, rucking ability, and mental fitness.
Week 7 in this plan is a taper/unload week – and the plan is designed to be completed directly before your SFRE.
This training plan includes specific programming for the APFT, focused heavy rucking work, extensive running, work-capacity smoke sessions and long weekend mini-events. It is an intense training program which reflects the physical demands and intensity of SFRE.
- Mondays: APFT + Work (Assessment during week 1, 3 and 7)
- Tuesdays: 2-a-Day – Heavy Ruck Intervals in the AM. Run intervals in the PM.
- Wednesdays: APFT + Work
- Thursdays: Work Capacity
- Fridays: Rest (most weeks)
- Saturdays: Heavy Long Ruck or Mini Event
- Sundays: Rest/Recovery
- Timepiece or stopwatch
- Course of known distances or GPS enabled devise to measure distances. A GPS will make your running and rucking interval distances and paces much easier to track. We recommend a Garmin Forerunner 15.
- Ruck Weighing up to 60#
- Rubber Rifle or Dumbbell/Sledgehammer weighing 10#
- 60# Sandbag
- Pull-Up Bar
- A Set of 25# dumbbells
- Foam Roller
- Individual Body Armor or 25# Weight Vest
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.
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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.