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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.
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    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.

Navy Special Operations

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Ask Stew: Improvement Needed on Fitness Test

Marines and Sailors Beach Run

There are not many fitness tests out there that exposes a weakness quite like the way PT tests that test for special ops courses do. For instance, the BUD/S PST is a classic mix of requirements: Upper body strength, muscle stamina, ability to swim well, and run fast. Times and scores have to be competitive with the maximum efforts of the bes... more

20 Years of Periodization Training

 Students assigned to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) class 286 participate in a surf passage training exercise at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kyle D. Gahlau)

I realized I have been using my Periodization style of training now for 20 years, after one of my former Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) prep students reminded me that it was 20 years ago he and his classmates shipped off to BUD/S. That was the year when I learned I needed to make some changes in my personal and profession training prog... more

Preparing for BUDS with Sports

Navy Seal Training

Many students in SEAL training are former athletes, whose training background can make a difference on how well they perform through the school. Here is an email from a young man asking about playing sports in high school to build his foundation before he goes to Navy SEAL training. Dear Stew, I am thinking about joining my school wrestli... more

Which SpecOps is Right for Me?

Which SpecOps is Right for Me?

Every now and then I get a question that requires extra effort to answer. This question required every bit of experience I had to answer. If you are on the fence or how or where to serve your country, please read. I am debating where to serve? Firefighting EMT, Police SWAT, or Military Special Ops. I know you write about all of them - do you ha... 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

BUD/S Warning Order

BUD/S Warning Order

This Warning Order is a course description of BUD/S, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training. There is some very valuable information in this Warning Order on subjects such as a course description on all three phases of BUD/S, workouts to get you prepared for the physical stresses of BUD/S, and helpful hints on nutrition. The BUD/S Warning Ord... more

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