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Training for the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) without equipment: 5 Ways to Build the Foundation

Updated: Jun 14

Success in any endeavor, tactics, marksmanship, driving a golf ball, or weightlifting, is the “natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” Accordingly, Army leaders set conditions for success by knowing and applying doctrinal fundamentals. The introduction of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), however, has exposed certain fundamental gaps in physical training knowledge. While the updated FM 7-22 addresses many of these issues, recent experience with the new Army fitness test indicates that we must start training more effectively immediately.


Choose your own adventure...


Option 1

If you’re already fully committed to a comprehensive approach to physical fitness and don’t know where to begin, please consider studying the following four articles:

Option 2

If you’re not quite ready to invest your time in reading each of the articles above, and you’re only looking for a small taste of the medicine, this article is intended to provide the minimum effective dose to get your treatment started.


“I know I need to train for the ACFT, but I don’t know where to begin. "