Combat Fit Now Training Philosophy

Training Philosophy

It is a VERY SIMPLE philosophy: We are Athletes and 3 is ALWAYS Key!

Part 1: Approach

  • Army ACFT Standards

Part 2: Systems

  • Goal Oriented Progression
    • Beginner
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Experienced
    • Advanced

Part 3: Training Environments

  1. People:
    • Group Training (PT)
    • Alone
  2. Equipment:
    • With Equipment
    • Minimum Equipment
    • No Equipment

Part 4: Strategy

Monthly Calendar Splits

  • Progressive Splits:
    • 3 day split (Beginner/Novice)
    • 5 day split (Intermediate)
    • 6 day split (Experienced)
    • 7 day split (Advanced)

Part 5: Activities

  • Muscle Failure
    • Upper Body
    • Lower Body
  • Run Day / Conditioning
    • Running
    • Sprinting
    • Conditioning Exercises
    • Core

The Science Behind the Training

We are Athletes and 3 is ALWAYS KEY!

When it comes to training like an Athlete 3 is ALWAYS KEY! We need to understand, we are all Athletes.

  • We are NOT Bodybuilders.
  • We are NOT Marathon Runners.

3 Energy Systems for Being an Athlete and Maintaining Body Fat

Burning calories is different than becoming a Fat-Burning MACHINE (or an Athlete). Calories in vs calories out is a real thing. You can simply walk or stay active and eat below your calorie intake to maintain a healthy weight. The only problem is the demands for being a soldier are much higher than weight maintenance. We need to be able to move and heal like an athlete. Failure to do so will have bad results.

  • Injury
  • Job Loss
  • Unable to perform duties…
    • I do not want to get into detail about what this could do to you or your fellow comrade. You already know.

We must train all 3 energy systems to be an athlete. In order to do so, we need a basic understanding of the human body and how it functions.

The 3 Energy Systems:

  1. Creatine Phosphate / ATP System
  2. The Glycolytic Energy System.
  3. Aerobic Oxidative System

If we can incorporate the correct training plan for each of these energy systems. Our bodies will adapt and
overcome. We just need the right fitness program.

This style of training produces the body and figure most of us desire.
Ripped, Jacked, Lean… Athletic.

3 Muscle Fibers for Muscle Failure

In order to have proper muscle failure workouts, we must hit these 3 muscle fibers on a consistent basis:

  1. Strength Training – 5×5 Principle with long rest periods.
  2. Hypertrophy Training – 12 rep range with medium rest periods.
  3. Endurance Training – 16+ rep range with minimum rest periods.

3 Types Workouts for All Energy Systems & Muscle Fibers

Our program will consist of 3 different workout categories to hit each energy system and every muscle fiber in the human body:

  1. Muscle Failure Workouts
    • Creatine Phosphate / ATP Energy System – Type IIb Muscle Fibers
    • Glycolytic Energy System – Type IIa Muscle Fibers
  2. Conditioning Workouts
    • Glycolytic Energy System – Type IIa Muscle Fibers
    • Aerobic Energy System – Type I Muscle Fibers
  3. Run Workouts
    • Aerobic Energy System – Type I Muscle Fibers

3 Types of Training to Be an Athlete

We must train these 3 types of workouts on a consistent basis to acquire and maintain “Athletic Status”:

  1. Muscle Failure
  2. Cardio
  3. Conditioning*

3 Priorities to Maintaining The MACHINE!

Know how to train is just the tip of the iceberg. We must be able to fuel our bodies, stay healthy and keep our mind focused. Perform these 3 maintenance tips every day for a better life.

  1. Nutriton & Supplementation.
  2. Stretching & Injury Prevention.
  3. Meditation & Mental Health.

Now that you understand the roots and philosophy of our training, let’s begin!