Pointman - Cardio programming

TouchPoint Tactical

General Fitness, Tactical / Military, Law Enforcement

'Some men go crazy, some men go slow, some men go where they want, some men never go.'

Get to where you're headed faster, and more efficiently - the Point-man program is here to guide you in forging an epic and fiercely capable aerobic energy system.

All throughout the program you'll find some of the Touchpoint Standards - where you'll fall somewhere in-between Poor to Excellent. The standards are here for your own good, some get defensive and others get to work - which one are you?

The Point-man program can be conducted back to back, as a standalone or combined with another program, i.e. Strength and Conditioning.

With plenty of sessions that closely resemble one another you'll be able to track your progress.

This program will guarantee increase in running ability - most notably in you 1mile, 5km and 10km.

Make today count - Clock is ticking

Cut to the chase
Going nowhere and you're in a hurry? Jump on the Pointman train to get there quicker. Proven results and sessions to get you faster and leaner without detriment to Muscle mass.
Prove yourself
If you're the one always saying you can't do cardio or you can't improve your cardiovascular health - you'll prove yourself wrong on the Pointman program
Lead from the front
Be competitive - be the dude going hard - Be seen, be seen doing the things that no-one else wants to do i.e. High Intensity Cardiovascular training. Excellence is just going a little further.
Get there the firstest with the mostest
Being good once is all well and good, but doing it over and over again is truly impressive - "You won't rise to the occasion, you'll fall to the level of your training" - don't wait until the day of the race to prove it to yourself, get ready now, and stay ready with Pointman.
Level up
The program is not just about the inglorious "Zone 2" training - we're not really about that, who's going to rely on zone 2 when it really matters - Push yourself in training so you can back yourself in battle (or some other metaphorical battle in life) - Use a range of equipment and workout methods - intervals etc. Can you achieve the Elite Standards hidden throughout Pointman?
Access to your coaches
Coaches who will hold you accountable and provide the feedback you need to grow
Programming 6 days per week
Daily strength, conditioning, and skill training that’s accessible and challenging for athletes of any level or background
Delivered through TrainHeroic
Full access to program though the train heroic app - No one likes reading off paper - In-program links take you to your workouts (external app)
Treadmill // Exercise bike // Rowing machine
Outdoors // Air Runner // Skipping rope
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Sample Week
Week 1 of 8-week program
5km - Run..


5km Run

40min Cardio - Treadmill 1.1


Treadmill Work

Bike - HIIT
40min Cardio - Treadmill 1.1


Treadmill Work

Vo2 Builder - 1km Efforts - 1.0



8 x 1000

Cardio - 60min.
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Experienced in maintaining high levels of overall fitness in demanding, low predictability conditions. Over 13 years of military experience, including years in Special Ops. Certified Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach - Specializing in high levels of GPP. Defining the ability to be called into action and to outperform when required. Setting the bar high and maintaining the standards.

From the front - Pointman

Pointman program appears simple - but the workouts will accumulate, and you will benefit greatly from a holistic styled approach to cardiovascular improvement - Pair with the Sledgehammer program or go straight-up HEDP for the all out Athlete

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Do I need to enjoy doing cardio?
No, but doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. Never too big to do the little things.
What if I don't have access to a running track for Intervals?
I'd recommend using your GPS watch as a measurement tool - You can go one step further and build the interval workouts onto your Smartwatch so you'll just follow along - or track your distance travelled. If you're using a treadmill for intervals, completely fine.
What are the links in some of the treadmill and Interval sessions?
These links are generated through the 'Exercise Timer' app available through the playstore - The link will take you to the required workout for that session, all you have to do is open the link, and then plug and play for the session. Doing the workout through this app is like night and day-not Spam
What are the TouchPoint Standards?
Within some of the programs sessions you'll find a number of standards ranging from Poor to Elite. These standards were developed as a means for you to see how you shape up against the rest - they're there to hold you accountable and they're there to motivate you - Do not get discouraged by them.
Should I warm-up before each session?
Yes. Always make an effort to warm-up prior to any session: I recommend for Cardiovascular workouts; 10min warm-up on a piece of cardio equipment or slow jog - Ramp up your efforts by ~5% each minute - - Final minute reduce to slow tempo - - 5min Stretch/mobility -
Who is this program for?
This program is for someone who prefers, wants or needs a demanding cardio routine incorporated into their lives - use alongside a Strength and Conditioning program if desired - Recommended to use alongside the SledgeHammer program, or go all out with the HEDP program.
Pointman - Cardio programming