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U.S. Army Physical Readiness Division: Mission success at Fort Polk, LA while teaching Soldiers from the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital BJACH and Delta Troop 1-509th the Pose Method of Running and the Army Combat Fitness Test. These Leaders have learned to run better, faster, injury free; and are now Level 2 ACFT Certified. They’re tasked with the responsibility of training their units to the standard.

A big shout out goes to the 519th Military Police Battalion for allowing USAPFS MFT / ACFT Instructors to utilize their equipment and mini-SPRC for our training. Thank You!

U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

THE HISTORY

Running has always been part of military training. It is an essential activity that is part of virtually everything else soldiers must do on regular basis. And it's been known for years, that as an activity, running is also the most dangerous athletic movement solely due to the amount of injuries that soldiers sustain. More than 2 out of 3 injured soldiers face injuries from running. However, running itself is not the issue.

THE PROBLEM

Soldiers are trained and taught how to do virtually every task, however, running, the activity directly responsible for an overwhelming majority of all military related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, is not taught as a skill.

THE SOLUTION

Health and Holistic Fitness, or H2F is a big initiative by the Army to revamp training protocols. One of the major updates in the new doctrine is the addition of Running Skill (Pose Method) in FM 7-22 (Chapter 7).

Running Skill training is now available on demand, forcewide,  through the Army IgnitED program. Individual Soldiers can watch Pose Method running skill training videos online, and take an exam to become a certified instructor (technical certification, promotion points).

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