Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When should I begin training for Cadet Basic Training (CBT)?
A: Your training for CBT should start no later than 12 weeks prior to R-Day. Early and adequate physical preparation will provide you with the confidence and physical abilities necessary to successfully graduate CBT and reduce your risk of injury.
Q: How frequently will I be expected to run during CBT?
A: You will generally run between 5-6 days a week during CBT. Running will consist of 1-2 miles of formation runs to Physical Readiness Training (PRT) areas, distance runs in ability groups, and sprint training exercises. Do not solely focus on improving your capacity to run; please ensure you conduct varied muscular fitness activities as listed in the
Cadet Candidate individualized program.
Q: If someone can’t do the prescribed muscular fitness exercises on the individualized program, what should they do?
A: There are alternate exercises for each activity. Please watch the video for a more detailed description of how to do the alternate exercises.
|Pull-Up||Pull-Up with band or negative|
|Push-Up||Push-Up on Knees|
|Dips||Only the negative|
|Ankles To Bar||Knees to Elbows|
Q: If I miss a day of working out, where should I pick up? What if I miss an entire week?
A: If you miss a session for some reason, just pick up where you left off with the next day’s session. However, if you miss a whole week of sessions, you will have to start the week over.