- Reaction score
dapaterson said:There is talk of adding inccentives to the FORCE program, both individual and group.
I just started an incentive program within my platoon. We will test every 3 months, if you get 4/5 you get a week of PT on your own time, if you get 5/5 you get a day off (a short from the CO) and a week of PT on your own time. If you can maintain that standard, it ends up as 4 days off a year. The troops seem to be interested.
The standard is
5km run < 23m
Minimum 7 Chin-ups
1 RM max, measured by doing 5 reps
(so for 200 lbs you need to do 5 reps of 185 lbs, 300 lbs is 5 reps of 267, and 400 lbs is 5 reps of 355)
Bench press - 1x Bodyweight
Squat - 1.5x Bodyweight
Deadlift - 2x Bodyweight
It also had the added benefit of getting troops interested in doing compound lifts. We're trying to do a technique lass with the PSP every couple of weeks as most people aren't familiar with the lifts (which is a real shame considering we're an infantry platoon).