New equipment will arrive this fall at Belvoir’s Specker Field House, to help Soldiers prepare for the upgraded Army Combat Fitness Test.
The Army developed a functional training package for high-intensity exercise, a few years ago. The Army’s G9 Division funded buying equipment for Belvoir, at a cost of more than $194,000.
Sheila Edwards, Belvoir’s sports and fitness director, said the equipment should arrive either by early October.
“Once everything is there, it will assist with readiness,” Edwards said.
The ACFT equipment package includes:
• Deadlift hex bars with weights and collars
• Nylon drag sleds with straps and plates, each with two, 45-pound plates
• 10-pound medicine balls
• 40-pound kettle bells
• Power training ropes
Renovations at Specker Field House started in April and are expected to be finished in September or October. Specker’s renovations include a large area of AstroTurf to conduct Functional Fitness classes and ACFT events; and renovated, larger locker rooms for males and females, according to Edwards.