Techniques and Practice
UNIT 22, Module 22.2: Instructional Time: 17 hours
Note: Instructional time not to exceed 2 hours in any one day. Resistance training to be
performed with at least forty eight hours in between sessions.
Practice dragging a 165 lb. weight (dummy) by the following techniques:
Perform initial practice on 150 lb or lesser weight if assessment shows difficulty performing
Grasp dummy by wrists or under the arms of the dummy
Maintain a straight back
Bend knees and position majority of weight bearing on the quadriceps
Tilt face upwards to assist with keeping back straight
Avoid ballistic movements (short bursts of movement)
Practice using smooth movements
Drag (versus lift) dummy
Practice walking 75 feet (three 25 foot laps) within 30 seconds wearing a 30 pound airpack or
weighted backpack using the following techniques:
Cinch weight closely against body to prevent weight swinging back and forth
Practice with padded straps on backpack or equipment
Maintain a smooth stride so weight does not jostle against body
If using a weight inside a backpack, wrap weight in towels or other soft fabric to avoid sharp
edges digging into trainee's back
Practice running the 50 yard sprint using appropriate pacing.
Practice the stair climb using appropriate pacing.