A link to FM 7-22 can be found here.
1) What does PRT stand for?
A: Physical Readiness Training
2) What FM covers Physical Readiness Training (PRT)?
A: FM 7-22
3) What does C-METL stand for?
A: Core Mission Essential Task List
4) What does D-METL stand for?
A: Direct Mission Essential Task List
5) What does WTBD stand for?
A: Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills
6) What is the principle that all Army training is based on?
A: “Train as you will fight”
7) What is the objective of PRT?
A: To develop Soldiers’ physical capabilities to perform their duty assignments and combat roles in accordance with their units’ METL
8) What fundamental skills to PRT activities include?
A: Fundamental skills such as climbing, crawling, jumping, landing, and sprinting, because all contribute to success in the more complex skills of obstacle negotiation, combatives, and military movement
9) What are the critical components of physical readiness?
A: Physical components, structural capabilities, and movement skills
9A) What are the structural capabilities?
A: load tolerance, flexibility, static balance, body composition, bone density
9B) What are the physical components?
A: muscular strength and endurance, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and power
9C) What are the movement skills?
A: agility, coordination, dynamic balance, kinesthesia, pace, perception, reaction time
10) What are the training phases of H2F?
A: Initial and sustaining
11) What is reconditioning?
A: A PRT phase with the goal of restoring Soldiers’ physical fitness levels that enable them to safely progress to their previous level of physical conditioning
12) What principles does PRT follow?
A: Precision, progression, and integration
*HINT* Associate principles with the acronym PIP
13) Discuss sleep readiness.
A: Soldiers should sleep as much as they can, whenever they can, as the situation allows. The vast majority of Soldiers require 7-8 hours of sleep per night to sustain performance; more sleep is better. Soldiers can maximize sleep and subsequent performance by timing sleep and caffeine use optimally. Finally, only sleep replaces lost sleep.
14) What is strength?
A: The ability to overcome resistance
15) What is endurance?
A: The ability to sustain activity
16) What is aerobic?
A: Low-intensity activity for a long duration
*HINT* Associate the phonetic “air” in aerobic, with light activity for a long duration
17) What is anaerobic?
A: High-intensity activity for a short duration
*HINT* Associate “an” in anaerobic with anabolic steroids; steroids = high intensity for short duration
18) What is mobility?
A: The functional application of strength and endurance
19) Who should be able to explain and demonstrate all PRT activities?
A: Officers, NCOs, and PRT leaders
20) Tell me about our H2F program.
A: Unit specific. Know the location, names of coaches, and services available.
21) What elements does a PRT session consist of?
A: Preparation, activities, and recovery
*HINT* Associate elements and session with the acronym PAR
22) What does H2F stand for?
A: Holistic Health and Fitness
23) What are the principles of H2F and what do they mean?
A: Optimization, Individualization, and Immersion
Optimization is the proper combination of PT with health to achieve the best performance.
Individualization means Soldiers receive personal feedback and coaching.
Immersion means the H2F program affects all aspects of a Soldier’s life from PT, to duty hours, and off-duty hours.
24) What are the five H2F domains?
A: Physical readiness, mental readiness, nutritional readiness, sleep readiness, and spiritual readiness
25) Discuss spiritual readiness.
A: Spiritual readiness is a vital domain in the H2F System, and it directly impacts the resiliency of individuals and organizations. Encouraging Soldiers to connect and reflect on the worldview or value system that informs their core beliefs, principles, ethics, and morals can empower them to endure and overcome stress, hardship, and tragedy. Leaders have a responsibility to support spiritual readiness practices and create a climate where dignity and respect guide the process. Understanding common spiritual readiness practices enables leaders to support individual spiritual readiness development, sustainment, maintenance, and repair.
26) Discuss mental readiness.
A: To optimize performance, Soldiers need to be mentally ready. Mental readiness is deliberately assessed and developed like any other skills through education, training, and practice. To use a computing analogy, addressing both physical and mental readiness is a “systems check” on both the “hardware” and the “software” that makes an effective Soldier. The H2F System incorporates training techniques to develop individual and unit mental readiness.