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Principles Of PRT


The principles of progression, variety and precision are imperative to the development of an effective PRT program. These principles apply to all soldiers at all levels of physical readiness.

Progression. Physical readiness improvement is dependent upon an increase in your physical work.
Variety. Performing different training activities balances your program, providing a more complete training effect.
Precision. Perform all exercises with emphasis on correct posture and execution to ensure optimal physical readiness improvement and avoid injury.

SUMMARY. All PRT, whether performed individually or as a group, must contribute to the improvement of the physical ability of the entire unit to successfully perform all mission tasks. Any PRT that results in numerous injuries is detrimental to this goal. FM 21-20 provides guidance for conducting safe and sound PRT that challenges soldiers without undue risk of injury.