Army Fitness Requirements

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US Army Ranger School Training

Preparing for Army Ranger School

Ever wanted to put on the Ranger Tab on your Army uniform? As with any of the Special Operations units in the U.S. military, to become a Ranger takes endurance, stamina, intelligence and mental toughness. The training is broken up into three phases: Fort Benning Phase, Mountain Phase, and Florida Phase. The Benning Phase is executed in two par... more

US Army Rangers

Army Ranger PFT

As with any of the Special Operations units in the U.S. military, it takes endurance, stamina, intelligence and mental toughness to become a Ranger. The Army Rangers require their candidates to score the following prior to attending Ranger School. The most important pre-training exercise to do prior to Ranger school is walking fast in your boot... 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 Air Assault School

Army Air Assault School

Several times a month, I get asked the question, "When is the Military.com Fitness eBook Store going to have an Army Air Assault School Workout?" The eBooks I prepare for future military and military personnel are always thoroughly tested by at least three students of the school in question. Well, after three successful completions of Air Assaul... 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 Weight Control 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 to... more

New Army PRT and CRT

New Army PRT and CRT

For decades, the Army has assessed physical fitness through the standard fitness test that many branches of the military / law enforcement use:  Pushups, sit-ups, 2 mile run (though most groups use the 1.5 mile run for cardio fitness test).  Many have argued over the years that this test is not a good indicator of whether or not someone will be ... more

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