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  • 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.
  • 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.

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Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Proper Pushup Posture

Stew Smith: Proper Pushup Posture

Dear Stew: Could you give me some tips for proper pushups? I will be leaving for AF BMT sometime in the next couple of months, and I want to achieve the Warhawk PT standard. I can't seem to do pushups correctly; my back always has a slight curve, especially near my shoulder blades. I'm really skinny, and I don't know if that contributes... more

Tactical Fitness Training /​ Testing Ideas

Air Force run

Training large groups with varied fitness levels is one of the most challenging things to accomplish with success. Success will be defined by the group’s increased fitness levels as well as not injuring people who maybe ill-​​prepared for new and challenging exercises. Here is a great question from a new PT coordinator concerned with adding new ... more

What Are Some Group PT Ideas — Advanced Level?

The Five Day Pre-Boot Camp

Here is a commonly asked email from military members who are placed in charge of their command’s group PT program, but this one is a request for more advanced workouts for his hardcore group at his command. See his request: Stew, Thanks for your numerous articles /​ books as I have used them since I was a civilian several years ago. Now, I am 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

Don’t Get Confused by the SEAL /​ SWCC Draft

Sailors taking a physical screening test. Sailors interested in applying for SEAL or Special Warfare Combatant– craft Crewman (SWCC) training must complete a timed swim, run, push– ups, sit– ups and pull– ups. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Dominique M. Lasco)

A new system used by Naval Special Warfare has been helping to screen recruits before they get to SEAL or SWCC training. It is called the Spec War Draft. Please do not get this confused with Vietnam era draft. It is more like the NFL draft process and the PST is now considered the Spec War version of the combine. See email from a young man confu... more

Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage

Pfc. Anthony Muratore, scout sniper screener candidate, conducts a max set of push-ups after completing a 1.5 mile ruck run at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 20, 2015.  (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara)

Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage Every so often I get an email from a future Special Ops student who is preparing for the challenges of some of the toughest training programs in the world (SEALs, Special Forces, AFPJ/​CCT, RECON /​ MarSOC and foreign groups for SAS, SBS, and the Foreign Legion): Here is the question: Stew, I have been ... more

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