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AWG Combat PFT

I was hoping for some training tips regarding this physical fitness test.  The AWG combat PFT has three events:  1)4-mile run  2)6ft. wall climb  3)carry a 165lb. dummy for 50 meters.  The events are performed wearing uniform, boots, body armor and helmet which add another 30-35lbs to the body.  I'd be grateful for any suggestions on training without destroying my knees, hips or spine.  

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I was hoping for some training tips regarding this physical fitness test. The AWG combat PFT has three events: 1)4-mile run 2)6ft. wall climb 3)carry a 165lb. dummy for 50 meters. The events are performed wearing uniform, boots, body armor and helmet which add another 30-35lbs to the body. I’d be grateful for any suggestions on training without destroying my knees, hips or spine. [/quote]

Do you know how you stand on those vents right now?

You obviously need to be able to run a good bit longer than 4 miles if your going to be time, especially with extra gear. Maybe every other week do a long run, 6-8 miles, with shorter 2-4 runs at a faster pace throughout the week.

I’d do some pratice with the gear to get used to it, but I don’t think you should do all your miles in it.

Get a sandbag and load it up, at least 165, but if you can, heavier, and practice with it.

I don’t know anything about wall climbing and can’t help you other than to say make sure you can do it before the actual test.