Peak, Taper, Unload
Once you complete the Power/Speed program, move onto the peaking phase of this program. This is also the time you go and introduce yourself to the recruiter and begin scheduling a MEPS physical. Once you’ve been cleared by MEPS you are able to take your first official PST. From the time you go see the recruiter and get paperwork started and off to MEPS you will be in the Peaking Phase, therefore you are ready whenever they give you the official PST date. If you complete the two weeks taper before you get to and through MEPS you can begin the Taper.
The length of the taper will depend on timeline set within the recruiting / enlistment process. There are 30 days within this taper phase that can be shortened or lengthen to accommodate the unknown length of time within the enlisting process. Because of this possible expansion or contraction of time, still continue to monitor your rest days.
It is NOT uncommon for recruiter / scouts / mentors / etc. to mandate a scheduled or unscheduled PST once you have been through MEPS. This is not a problem as you have already peaked and can stop the days program and do another PST. If this does happen and you have a 24hr + notice. Take the 24hours off before the PST from ALL training.
Accelerated calisthenics is the bulk of the resistance training
Swimming should consist of short sprints, technique drills, or recovery
Running should be easy recovery runs, and some moderate intensity
At this point you have what you have as far as numbers; from this point on you are only concerned with staying healthy, tying up loose ends and spending time with family.
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