THESE ARE THE MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING MY PROPRIETARY WORKOUTS. FOR MORE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL EXERCISE, VIDEOS/INSTRUCTIONS/EXPLANATIONS ARE INTEGRATED INTO THE WORKOUT PROGRAM.
Will these workouts benefit me if I'm trying out for TACP/CCT/SOWT?
The biggest difference between the CCT/TACP program is the amount of rucking involved. However if you can pass PJ Indoc you can pass any of the other courses. Indoc does not accept people who failed out of any other courses, but everyone accepts people who washout of Indoc.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The equipment list is located here HERE
What size pool do I need to train in?
You can use whatever size pool you can get. As long as you can measure out the distance and complete up to 4000m
How far should I be able to swim?
At least 2000m, you will swim 3000m in under 60 min in order to pass the final evaluation.
Can I access the workouts on the app if I do not have internet?
No. You must have an internet connection to print the workout beforehand from a PC or to access the workout from the app.
What fitness level should I be at prior to starting the workout?
If you fail any event on the PAST, you should complete the Pass the PAST prior to starting The Indoc Grad. This is to ensure you get the best experience possible in the workout.
Do the workouts help with water-con/breath holding/under-waters?
This is the only workout anywhere that will ensure you have the procedures nailed down for the water confidence drills you will experience at the PJ/CRO Indoctrination course
Which swim strokes should I be proficient in?
The strokes you will be evaluated in are: Freestyle swim 500m for the PAST. Finning 4000m/ Combat Recovery Stroke 2000m (open water)
Is there a difference between what a CRO and PJ need to focus on physically?
Combat Rescue Officers (CROs) will attend a Phase II Selection in Washington, while there the PAST they take will be slightly different from the normal PAST with the biggest difference being a 3 mi run instead of a 1.5 mi run. there will also be an 8 mi run and 6 mi ruck. These events are all within a 4 day time period. PJs on the other hand it is a little more straight forward, aside from the prior service attendees, they will also attend a Phase II selection prior to starting any courses.
How much weight should I be able to carry in a ruck and how far?
You should be able to carry 55-60 lbs in a rigid frame rucksack for 6 mi at a pace <15mpm