Hey guys, couple questions today.
For our officer training course, we have a PT officer who plans and organizes our morning PT sessions. He constantly focuses on running (w/ 1 minute of pushups and situps per session). I would like to take the initiative to revamp the program into something more effective, no offence to him.
The goals of the PT sessions are to promote overall fitness. The problem now is that it’s run like a high school class before state exams. The PT sessions are all geared towards the PFT (Physical Fitness Test) which consists of Pushups, Situps, and a 1.5 mile run.
I would like to revamp the program to actually promote overall fitness, with more resistance training and more intense and short exercises.
The catch is that PT is held on a football field/track and there are no weights to be found. The items that Cadets have available are large water buffalos (coolers with the spout), medium jugs filled with water (~3gal) with a handle, a foam mat, and each other.
I was wondering if you had any suggestions for exercises to promote a higher level of strength and fitness in our detachment. My Ideas:
–sprints holding the water
–have a person on another’s back to do squats.
–rope the jugs and pull them over the astroturf for rows
Any help would be great, thanks!