"As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. One who grasps principles can successfully select their own methods."

To achieve your goals on the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), you may need to explore some new training methods. To best apply the scientifically-validated methods we share on our blog, we think it's important to teach the principles of effective training. We hope that by arming you with a few principles and a basic understanding of exercise science, we can play a small part in helping you achieve your goals.

Training Principles


Master the basics and move efficiently

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"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."

With a grasp on the principles of effective training and a basic understanding of the fundamentals of exercise science, you're ready to create a physical readiness training plan. We've got an entire page dedicated to helping. Check out the Foundations page for more.


This website was prepared in a non official capacity. The opinions expressed on this website are the authors' own and do not reflect the views of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States government.  This site is not connected with any government agency. The information contained on this site is either open source, the author's opinion, or total B.S.  We are not doctors and will never pretend to be -- any attempt to improve your fitness based on the information contained within this site should first be approved by a medical professional.