Sprint / Drag / Carry

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— Sprint/drag/carry: As they dash 25 meters five times up and down a lane, Soldiers will perform sprints, drag a sled weighing 90 pounds, and then hand-carry two 40-pound kettlebell weights. This can simulate pulling a battle buddy out of harm’s way, moving quickly to take cover, or carrying ammunition to a fighting position or vehicle

PROTOCOL:
1. Laying prone on the ground with the tip of your head behind the restraining line; on the command “GO” stand up and sprint 25m down and 25m back.
2. Grasp each strap handled and pull the sled (100lbs) backwards 25m down and 25m back.
3. Once the back of the sled crosses the restraining line release the strap handles, turn and sprint 25m down and 25m back.
4. After crossing the restraining line, grasp the handles of the two 40lb kettlebells and run/sprint 25m down and 25m back.
5. After crossing the restraining line place the kettlebells on the ground, turn and sprint 25m down and 25m back.
6. The time ends when you cross the restraining line at the “start/finish”.
7. Record the time to cover the 250m course.

 

RELEVANCE OF TEST
The print-drag-carry is a measure of muscular strength and anaerobic capacity, abilities  needed to exert effort of a high intensity levels for relatively brief periods of time, from a few seconds to one minute. The SDC contributes to a Soldier’s ability to react to direct and indirect fire; build a hasty fighting position, extract a casualty from a vehicle and
transport or drag to safety.

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