The APFT standard for Basic Training is a minimum of 50 points per event and no less than points overall by the end of basic training. To see where you currently stand, use our APFT calculator to determine your current score and compare it with the requirements on the chart. One of those ways is with exercise, so when beginning your exercise program it is important not to tire too quickly—pace yourself and slowly increase your activity. This way you can avoid injury, achieve optimal benefits, and reach Army standards.
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After completion of the Leg Tuck there will be a 5-minute rest period before starting the 2 Mile Run event. There are no test event re-starts. Incorrectly performed repetitions will not be counted. They can also rest 2 minutes and attempt to perform 3 reps at a higher weight. Excessive rounding of the shoulders Knees collapsing inwards Termination of a record attempt 1 of 2 attempts taken away if the Soldier: Drops or bounces the weights off the ground.
Takes a rest. If no continuous effort is noticed the attempt is terminated. The Soldiers will grab the 10lb medicine ball Grader 2 Start line grader ensures the lane is clear making sure Grader 1 is ready to mark the throw.
Once the Soldiers complete 3 throws, they will move onto the SPT lane to retrieve medicine balls and return to the back of the line.
The Soldier must make one practice throw and two record throws, and the start line grader must record both record throws. Although both record throws are recorded, only the longer of the two record throws will count as the raw score. The start line grader will circle the longer attempt. To prevent injuries the grader should ensure the: Medicine ball is dry and free of debris before each attempt. Start line grader is ready when the ball retriever rolls the ball back to the start line. Grading Tips: A record attempt will not count if a Soldier steps on or over the start line during a throw.
This is a fault and the throw will be repeated. Bending or flexing the knees, hips, trunk, or neck while in the rest position is not authorized. Movement 2: After soldier has reached the top of the rep with elbows fully extended Soldier will then lower body back to the ground The chest, hips and thighs should touch down at the same time.
Hands may be on or off the ground. After reaching this position, the elbows bend to move the hands back under the shoulder. A clear gap between the palms and the ground must be visible to the grader to ensure Soldiers have released their hands from the ground.
The hands are then lowered until they are flat on the ground back under the shoulder. Movement 4: Regardless of the HRP protocol, Soldiers must ensure their hands are flat on the ground with the index fingers inside the outer edges of the shoulders returning to the starting position. This completes one repetition. Grader should be seated or kneel 3 feet from soldier doing pushups Graders Tips: A repetition will not count if the: Index finger is outside the outer edge of the shoulder.
Soldier fails to simultaneously raise the shoulders and hips the whole body off the ground in a generally straight body alignment from the top of the head to the ankles.
Soldier bends or sags at the shoulders, hips, knees while in the front leaning rest position After a warning, the test event will be terminated if the Soldier: Lifts a foot off the ground. Lifts a hand off the ground while in the front leaning rest position.
Rests on the ground or in any position other than the front leaning rest position.
ACFT Scorecard – Fillable PDF – US Army
Background and Research Why does the Army need a test like this? As military operations become more complex, it is essential that Soldiers are fit to fight and be a lethal force. The U. Army believes the ACFT will improve Soldier physical readiness, transform the culture of Army fitness, reduce preventable injuries and attrition, enhance mental strength and stamina, and contribute to increased unit readiness.
ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST (APFT) INFORMATION