The Army Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. It is a simple way to measure your physical strengths, abilities, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The intent of the APFT is to provide a baseline assessment regardless of your Military Occupational Specialty. The APFT is to be taken at least twice a calendar year and you must be able to meet the minimum standards to be eligible for promotion or transfer, and to attend Army schools.
The three PFT events are two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a timed 2-mile run. Your results from each event are assigned a score. To pass you must Score 180 points or higher with at least 60 points in each event. Your age, gender and the amount of repetitions or time elapsed for each event determines your score. Unlike other military endurance tests the APFT is normally performed in normal workout gear.
The following chart shows examples of the minimum requirements for the Army PFT:
This table reflects the Armys bare minimum PFT requirements; these scores are considered below average and may reflect poorly on your record. To maximize your score on the Army PFT, you will need to commit to a regular work out routine. For help developing a personal AFPT program, check out Stew Smith e-books and articles on Preparing for the Army PFT.
PT programs to train for the Army PFT can be found in the following StewSmith.com links:
Pullups/Flexed Arm Hang
Pushups and Situps
Running and FREE Running Plan
Other Related Army Fitness Articles:
Army Basic Training PFT Requirements
Army Weight Standards
Army Fitness Workout Plan
Army Ranger Fitness
Army Airborne Training
Army Air Assault Training
Performing for the Special Forces
Physical Fitness Test Anxiety
Army calculator is located here: http://army.pftcalculator.com