Army Physical Fitness Test

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The Army Physical Fitness Test is designed to test the muscular strength and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of an individual. you are given a score based on their performance in three events consisting of the push-up, sit-up, and a two-mile run. Possible scores range from 0 to 100 points in each event. A passing score is a total of 180 or higher with a minimum score of 60 in each event.

The Push-Up: The push-up exercise measures the strength of the chest, shoulder, and triceps muscles. To begin assume the front leaning rest position by placing your hands where they are comfortable. Your feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. When viewed from the side, your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your
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A repetition will not count if you fail to reach the vertical position, fail to keep your fingers behind your head, arch or bow your back and raise your bum off the ground to raise your upper body, or let your knees exceed a 90-degree angle. If a repetition does not count, the scorer will repeat the number of your last correctly performed sit-up. The up position is the only aloud rest position. If you stop and rest in the starting position, the exercise will be stopped . As long as you make a continuous physical effort to sit up, the exercise will not be stopped. Correct performance is important. You will have two minutes to perform as many sit-ups as you can. A gym mat will also be used in this fitness test.
Two-Mile Run: The two-mile run is used to assess your aerobic fitness and your leg muscles capability. You must complete the run without any physical help. At the start, everyone will line up behind the starting line. On the command ‘go,’ the clock will start. You will begin running at your own pace. You are being tested on your ability to complete the 2-mile course in the shortest time possible. Although walking is authorized, it is strongly discouraged. If you are physically helped in any way for example, pulled, pushed, picked up, carried or leave the designated running course for any reason, you will be disqualified. it is acceptable to pace someone during the 2-mile run. As long as there is no physical contact with the paced individual and it does not
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