The primary purpose of the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Program is to enhance fitness levels and optimize combat readiness and resiliency. By implementing the latest cutting edge training methods and fundamental scientific principles, the HITT program focuses on enhancing athleticism for today’s tactical athlete.
This program is based on three modules of scalable physical conditioning. Each of the HITT modules: Athlete HITT, Combat HITT, and Warrior HITT contains 25 pre-designed work-outs with escalating level of physical demand and conditioning difficulties:
- Athlete HITT develops basic strength and linear speed utilizing barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, speed harnesses, resistance trainers and sleds.
- Combat HITT develops functional strength and endurance utilizing suspension trainers, ammo cans, partner drills and incline endurance training.
- Warrior HITT develops explosive power and agility utilizing Olympic lifts (OL), plyometrics, battle ropes, cones, hurdles and ladders.
Training and Combat Performance Focus
The 4 major components of the HITT combat performance enhancement program include Active Dynamic Warm-Up, Strength and Power, Speed and Agility, and Flexibility and Core Stability. The HITT workout program can be customized and used by leaders or individual Marines as a training tool to plan and execute personal or unit’s fitness training program, including pre-deployment, deployment, and post deployment. Users can integrate the ability to view videos that provide the proper execution of all exercises and movements in the program. The exercise videos are organized in the same three HITT categories and four areas of focus. These videos can be accessed through the USMC website on the ‘Exercises’ page or from the free High Intensity Tactical Training app available for download.
HITT Train the Trainer Courses
January 28-February 1
Continuing Education Courses (for Level 2 and FFI graduates only. See HITT Coach for times and registration information)
February 13 – Nutrition/Hydration/Supplements
May 8 – Olympic Lifts
August 7 – Program Design + Recovery
November 6 – Modifications + Functional Movements
UNIT HITT – As a unit leader small or large, you can get your Marines involved by contacting the HITT program coordinator and scheduling a time for your unit to train. All HITT sessions are coordinated and led by highly qualified strength coaches, allowing unit leaders and commanders to be confident their Marines are receiving superior training.
HITT SESSIONS – If you are an active duty or reserve service member and your current unit is not participating in the program, you are welcome to participate in one of our open HITT sessions. Open HITT sessions will allow Marines the opportunity to train with a group of motivated HITT enthusiasts. All open HITT sessions will be led by our highly qualified strength coaches.
OPEN GYM – If you are unable to attend a unit or open HITT session, you are welcome to train during our open gym hours. During open gym hours the HITT workout of the day will be posted for you to execute. Our highly qualified strength coaches will be on site to help guide you through the workout.
HITT Workshops Offered Monthly
HITT Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is the HITT center only open to military personnel?
A: The HITT program and facility is designed as a military training facility with a specific mission of increasing overall fitness levels that directly transfer to combat. Please refer to MARADMIN 601/12 as a source document.
Q: I am not a Marine but am stationed on MCAS with another branch of service. Will I be able to participate in the program?
A: Yes, the program is available to all active duty and reserve service members.
Q: Can I train on my own outside of open gym hours?
A: Due to the nature of the HITT mission, individual training during scheduled HITT sessions is not authorized.
Q: I have very little experience with Kettlebells, Olympic lifts, TRX and some of the other forms of training used in the HITT program. Will your staff offer training for individuals like myself?
A: Absolutely, the HITT staff is here to help! We will be offering clinics and classes on the various modes of training used within the HITT program.
Q: Can I check out gear from the HITT center to train my Marines?
A: Due to limited gear and serviceability issues, gear from the HITT center will only be available to use within the facility during open gym hours.
Q: Do I have to do HITT workouts during open gym hours?
A: No, however the HITT mission will always take priority over other PT programs. Once the HITT mission is met, additional equipment and resources can be used for individual PT.