Strength and Conditioning Coach
I’m AD in the process of retraining into PJ, hoping to attend Phase II and eventually A&S sometime this year. I’ve been training on and off with Bryan Silva’s “Pass the PAST” program and have a running program that was given to me by a RQS CSCS in order to improve my 1.5 mi. I’ve just started following the Navy Special Warfare Physical Training Guide while using the Power Athlete Template for lifting. I’ve long contemplated subscribing to Team ST, but I noticed these forums haven’t been super active in the past year which has lead me to wonder if it’s still worth it to try it out. How does Team ST compare to other programs like the NSW PTG and would you recommend I start with foundations or advanced being that I’m not sure when I would leave for Phase II/A&S?
Thank you for your help,
it sounds like your grabbing several unrelated programs and trying to morph them into a singular program to meet your needs. This can be limiting as one program will likely hinder advancement in another. In programming for Team ST, I have brought in the aspects of the various training methods that will work together to build the most well rounded athlete. This broader approach will better prepare you for the uncertainties of the new A&S, which is no longer a series of body weight exercises tested weekly. There’s not a ton of activity here in this topic because most of the conversations are happening on the Training App’s feed among the Team ST athlete’s. So, yes, Team ST is very much alive and doing very well.
Depending on whatPower Athlete template you’ve been following, and how long you’ve been following would dictate what program to start with. If you were following Power Athlete’s “Bedrock,” that is the same progression as Team ST-Foundations; however, the conditioning portion is more in line with the requirements of the SpecWar pipeline, with run/ruck/swim work built in. If you have exhausted this progression (conducted 3 resets on Squat AND Deadlift), then it’s time to move to Team ST Advanced.