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post #2888 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Glass Shatters
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Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread

Originally Posted by Deck the skyfalls View Post
glass shatters, what's the fitness test for the Army? In the navy (to pass satisfactory) it's 12:00 min 1.5 mile run; 42 pushups; 50 situps; sit & reach to your toes. that's for a 19 year old; it gets easier of course.

do you guys have to do pullups?
USASOC has pull up standards but regular Army guys don't.

Minimum 42 pushups, 53 situps, and a 15:54 2 mile run for an 17-21 year old male in regular Army. I do know that before I ETS'd that they were trying to implement a new APFT that phased out sit-ups and replaced them with rowers, shortened the pushup time from 2 minutes to 1 minute, and added a standing long jump and shuttle run while keeping the 2 mile run the same.

I was never a big fan of the standard APFT, and was really impressed with the new combat fitness test that they were putting out. It had stuff like litter drags and ammo carry runs (think farmer's carry), and "point, engage and move" type event for time. I think that this is the one that should be held to standard for every Soldier considering it is far more practical for actual patrols and the sort.
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