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  • Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army Basic Training PFT
    Army Basic Training PFT
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    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance.
  • Air Force BMT Physical Fitness Test
    Air Force BMT Physical Fitness Test
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    The Air Force's Basic Military Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to test your endu...

Army Fitness Requirements

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Ask Stew - Unprepared but Athletic

 Airman 1st Class Robert Miles (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue)

Some rush head first into challenging programs without much thought as to what they are really getting into. Some actually consider the unknown and look for guidance. Here is an email from an athlete curious about training for the Army Special Forces, trying to balance the line between pushing harder physically and relying on mental toughness to... more

Army Green Beret Training

Army Green Beret Training

If you want to wear the green beret of the Army Special Forces, be warned, it takes more than the ability to do hundreds of push-ups. To make it in the Special Forces of any branch of the U.S. military, you need intelligence, an outstanding record of prior military service (at least three years), and high motivation - very high. But now, a new p... more

Army Weight Control Program (AWCP)

Army Weight Control Program (AWCP)

The Army's Physical Fitness program has two factors: the Physical Fitness Test and the Army Body Composition Program. The AWCP ensures every soldier is healthy, physically fit, and combat ready. The program requires you to meet specific weight standards, which are based on their height, weight, and gender.  Under the AWCP you will be required ... more

Career Change to Special Forces

Special Forces candidate critique

If you are thinking about a career change and perhaps wanting to move out of a cubicle, travel the world, challenge yourself with a typical younger person’s profession, this email may resonate with you. There are some things to consider from the physical demands of the training you seek, strain on relationships, monetary issues, to just name a f... more

What is a Ruck? Great Question

Training for Ruck Marches

For many, the term “ruck” is a new word. Defining RUCK is difficult to someone who has never moved out with 50+ lbs in a backpack for many, many miles. The definition can be as simple as walking around with a backpack on a hike or as difficult as moving fast with all your military gear, loaded for bear, over rugged terrain, infiltrating to your ... more

Rucking — Calories Burned?

501st Special Troops Battalion on ruck march.

Here is an interesting question concerning people who like to ruck for exercise as well as to keep them in tactical fighting shape. Whether the enemy is a terrorist in the mountains or a wild fire on a high desert plain, some people ruck for a living. I have always wondered this question as well, especially when rucking is compared to normal wal... more

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