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PRECISION

DEFINITION

Adherence to precise execution standards. Commonly referred to as “form,” the way that you move while training should reinforce and strengthen the movement patterns you use while “playing your sport” -- aka you should move with proper form.  For the sake of clarity, we’ll call this precision.

SIGNIFICANCE

The six-event ACFT requires you to do more than run relatively slow in a straight line and sloppily flex the trunk (repeated execution of an awful movement pattern like the sit-up).  Instead, you have the opportunity to train for this test like an athlete: you’ll learn to conduct full-body, compound movements through each of the movement planes (frontal, sagittal, and transverse).  Moreover, you’ll learn to conduct these movements under load or against an external resistance.

THE PRECISE PATTERN 6

While training for the ACFT (or simply training to be a healthy human), you’ll need to build and reinforce precise movement patterns for the following 7 movements:

+ Hinge

+ Squat

+ Push

+ Pull

+ Rotate

+ Lunge

THE PRECISE PATTERN 6

With the exception of dynamic locomotion, we can clearly define what each of these 7 movements should look like.  With the links above and others shared via the additional resources page, you can start practicing and patterning precise movement.  If you don't have a coach, start filming yourself -- carefully examine your movement and take note of the areas in which you can improve -- get a little bit better each time you practice.  Over time, you'll find that by refining your movement patterns, your ability to conduct dynamic locomotion will become more and more efficient and effortless.

PRECISION
PROGRESSION
INDIVIDUALISM
SPECIFICITY
OVERLOAD
RECOVERY

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