Army fitness tests at a glance

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Posted: Mar 01, 2011 6:40 PM
Army fitness tests at a glance

A look at the old Army fitness test and the two new, proposed tests for combat readiness and physical readiness:

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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.

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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.