Periodization Approach Utilizing Progressive Overload Method for Physical Training Program in ROTC Cadets

by Casey Metoyer, CSCS and Kimberly Allen, CSCS, TSAC-F
TSAC Report August 2017
Vol 44, Issue 1

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The Physical Readiness Training Manual includes many exercises intended to keep military personnel in optimal physical condition while staying at a low risk to injury. Additionally, the application of progressive overload may be beneficial to periodization programming in ROTC cadet preparation for the Army Physical Fitness Test.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 

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Kimberly E. Allen is a doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, where she re...

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