A look at the old Army fitness test and the two new, proposed tests for combat readiness and physical readiness:
CURRENT ARMY TEST:
At present, the Army's physical fitness test is given twice a year and consists of:
_Two minutes of push-ups.
_Two minutes of sit-ups.
_A timed two-mile run.
TWO NEW TESTS:
The "physical readiness" test, which may be given twice a year, will consist of:
_A 60-yard progressive shuttle run.
_One minute of a "rower" exercise.
_A standing long jump.
_One minute of push-ups.
_A timed 1.5-mile run.
The annual "combat readiness" test will consist of:
_A 400-meter run with weapon.
_Individual movements that include vaulting, hurdling, crawling, and sideways, balanced movement while aiming a weapon.
_A casualty drag of a 180-pound weighted sled.
_A back-and-forth sprint over a balance beam carrying 30-pound canisters of ammunition.
_An agility sprint through a field of cones.