My section and I are prepping for the afghan mountains the current routine we are on goes something like this Day 1 AM warm-up mobility drills, run 3-5miles 8-9min mile pace tell everyone to breath through nose only, free run last mile. then in groups of 3 men 2x max ladder Chin-ups, 2x max ladder partner push-ups going up by 5 reps, (one guy lays on back as if to bench press while another locks his hands and does push-ups, lots of stabilizing muscles being used. reps go 5,10,15,20 etc) 2x hanging leg raise PM workout usually around 1500 KB Clean & Press 3xMax Ladder if reach 4 reps go up in weight next week Pull-up max ladder hang 3 seconds between reps, if reach 4 reps add weight 100 total KB Snatches (5x10arm) usually 16kg,20kg,24kg KB standing ab rollers ( have men do negative portion if can't do one rep usually in a couple weeks they can do 1 rep.) Day 2 AM warm-up 3x5-10 jumping push-ups sprints 100m x8 1:2 work rest ratio double leg takedowns x10 leg x3sets a person. PM S&S Day 3 AM Warm-up Ruck march 5-6 mile depending on route 50lb ruck stretch head to toe PM KB Clean & Press 3x 1,2 Pull-up 3x 1,2 KB Snatch 50total 5x5/5 standing ab roller 1x5 Day 4 AM warm-up Deep 6 with one size smaller KB then doing C&P's with x4 rounds PM S&S Day 5 AM warm-up 20 jumping pull-up burpee sprints 80m x8 w/ 10push-ups between each sprint 4x sit-ups descending repsx5 by 10 (know how Pavel preaches against but the military still holds them in high regard. example of reps 50,40,30,20,10 etc Pm KB C&P 3x 1 less even if same as day 3 reps pull-up 3x1 less KB snatch 70-80 total reps 5x7-8arm standing ab roller Day 6 Saturday Ruck march 50lb pack 10-15mile depending on route. drink beer This is our routine strongly influenced by Pavel, this is not the first deployment for most of us doing it and have had no injuries as of now. Adding the S&S has been amazing at fixing feeble backs and sore shoulders... AMAZING, the key has been to start light and joint mobilities at the end of ever workout. my question is if anyone can better this routine as of now we are about 2 months out, barbells are out of the question as other companies and platoons feel they are the only way to get men into shape and are always in short supply to train 12 guys, Kettlebells seem to always be available. on a side note I am amazed that their are many trainers for THOR3 who have never even heard of Pavel, or strongfirst.... need to get on that.