: Army PRT
09-30-2010, 08:24 PM
Ok so how many of you guys like the new PRT (Physical Readiness Training) it is now in full effect the old Field Manual is obsolete as of 16AUG2010.
I can not say if I like it or not I know that i am SORE from it.
09-30-2010, 10:29 PM
Are you talking about the new SPT (Standardized Readiness Training)? The one that has Conditioning Drills 1-3 with exercises like the prone row, rower, bent leg body twist, v-up, power jumper, etc? If so, that is actually a good program and works.
09-30-2010, 10:41 PM
thats the one but they way I understand it they changed the name to PRT
09-30-2010, 10:50 PM
They may have. It was still kinda new when I learned it in Drill School.
09-30-2010, 10:54 PM
I got to look through the new manual last month and it looks like some pretty good stuff. The transition period is going to be rough getting everyone switched over to it.
09-30-2010, 11:11 PM
I like how it is going back to formal PT again
09-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Yup. It should only take about 3-4 days to get everyone up to speed on it. The good thing about it is once everyone learns the exercises, you can change things up to have infinite possibilities.
10-01-2010, 01:53 AM
they introduced it to us in BCT about half was through back in dec.. i like it. got my fat ass in shape faster i feel..
10-02-2010, 06:54 AM
I have not heard this yet here when did it come out.
10-02-2010, 10:45 AM
it started back in 2004 or so in BCT they really have not introduced it to main stream Army yet. The only reason we started doing it at the Academy is because that is what's going to be taught to the students now. It should be hitting main stream Army in a few months.
If you want to read up on it and get ahead of the ball game read TC 3-22.20.
10-02-2010, 03:18 PM
Thanks for the info Josh [strongman]
10-02-2010, 03:30 PM
yup no problem
10-05-2010, 08:58 PM
reading now.. hmph
10-05-2010, 10:38 PM
You want a good workout, take the three conditioning drills and do them as circuits at one minute intervals with running in place in between each exercise.
10-05-2010, 10:43 PM
10-05-2010, 10:53 PM
Chicken??? It's fun...NOT!!! But effective.
10-06-2010, 12:17 AM
so was poker pt. talk about wearing people out. learned never to leave the deck in the desk, carry them in the car, lol.
10-06-2010, 12:24 AM
Card PT is fun, as well.
10-06-2010, 09:55 AM
can say that I have never done card pt, and dont think I want to.
10-06-2010, 10:29 AM
i did Las Vegas pt the other week. smoke the shit out of everyone including myself. this is how we do it here
• Red Cards are upper body exercises excluding 5 and 10s
o Hearts – regular pushups
o Diamonds – diamond style pushups
• Black cards are lower body exercises
o Bicycle Crunches
• Face Cards are 10
• Under 10 are double
• 5 and 10s are up the stairs
• Jokers are stairs and hill. Runs stairs, walk/jog hill
o 30 seconds of rest in-between exercises
o 45 seconds after runs
10-06-2010, 10:36 AM
oh btw, fort lewis this summer was awesome. Spent a day of leave in seattle in pioneer square and caught a mariners game. Mt. Rainer was amazing thing to look at for a month. The base itself was nice, but weather there sucked. freezing cold at night and morning, warm during the day.
Went to polk for a month also. I really didn't mind the place after I got use to the area. There is stuff around the base, I'm not sure why people say its in the middle of nowhere. Sure the surrounding area isn't the greatest but alot of folks made it sound like I was going to hate it. Just a heads up though, the females down there are brutal.
12-04-2010, 02:45 PM
We have been doing the Army PRT program for a while. The only thing that confuses me is that the SGM that eagerly leads our PRT program keeps throwing in some made up exercises. He may get them from somewhere, who knows. I just know they are not listed in TC 3-22.20. I have looked through the whole TC, found nothing other than the conditioning drills we do in the beginning and a basic calendar that it looks like he modified.
I will admit that the conditioning drill I hate the most is the 8 count push-up. http://www.armyprt.com/strength_and_mobility_activities/8-count-push-up.shtml
I don't know why, I just hate it. Other than that, I guess I would rate the PRT as OK. We were told that we would all score high on our APFT if we took the program seriously. I just took an APFT and did not see any noticeable increase in my score. Actually, I scored higher in Iraq, but then again we went to the gym several times a day while deployed.
Has anyone heard anything about what the new PT test will consist of? I heard it should be release around the end of 2011.
01-18-2011, 11:47 PM
I have been doing PRT for most of the tim eI have been stationed at Bliss, recently we have thrown that out of the window and have gone back to good ole 21-20. We we do the regular exercises we are tending to get more people passing their PT test and more people staying in the 5 mile+ company runs.