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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 PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Sit-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 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.

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AIT Workouts

Victor Dioguino assists Matthew McLaughlin while lifting weights at the Warrior Fitness Center June 17, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force/Caitlin Kenney)

We train and prepare for basic training programs, but often find that, after the basic training, we are actually in worse shape than when we started. This happens especially to those seeking more advanced Special Ops level of fitness and, in this soldier's case, the Army Rangers. Sometimes you can find extra time to train to get back to where yo... more

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

Passing Military Swimming Tests

Passing Military Swimming Tests

There are several military swimming-related tests most military members must be able to pass.  Usually, these tests are either performed at the various military indoctrination training programs throughout the branches or in advanced training such as that performed in special forces. However, in the Navy and Coast Guard the swim test is part of t... more

Special Operations Fitness Prep

Special Operations Fitness Prep

Since 9-11, many former military members have asked me about re-joining active units or challenging themselves to try for Special Operations positions after several years out of the military or in reserve units. This email comes from a Marine Reservist, who is taking that challenge to go active duty again AND push for Marine RECON units. His em... more

PFT Run Workouts

PFT Run Workouts

Running Even Faster Most of the time, I receive emails from people who are seeking to pass their PFT, and just as many who wish to max out their PFT scores for their age group. Check out the "Ace Any Military PFT" article for more info. Every now and then, I get emails from people who are training to run even faster than they already are. Thes... more

Army Airborne PFT

US Army Airborne Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

If you are preparing to become a member of any Special Operations Group (Army SF, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Marine RECON, Air Force PJs, EOD units, and others) you must graduate from the Army Basic Airborne Course (BAC) in Fort Benning. Not only is it a prerequisite for Special Ops, but it has become a mandatory school to further your Army career as ... more

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