This page contains the US Army Field Manual on Physical Fitness Training . Injuries, Chapter Army Physical Fitness Test. Appendix. Appendix A. An APFT with alternate test events is given to soldiers with permanent profiles and The OIC or NCOIC at the test site must have a copy of FM on hand. FM PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING CHAPTER 14 – ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST *This publication supersedes FM , 28 August

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Diagnostic testing is important in monitoring training progress but, when done too often, may decrease motivation and waste training time. The standards for the alternate aerobic event tests are listed in FMChapter 14, figure They must ensure that events, scoring, clothing, and equipment are uniform.

For soldiers who have a medical or physical condition which prevents them from being able to successfully participate in apfg two-mile run, alternate aerobic events are authorized. Soldiers that require makeup testing or re-testing for an APFT failure are exempt from the 8-month rule. A male soldier performs above the maximum in the age group by doing 87 push-ups and 98 sit-ups and by running the a;ft miles in 11 minutes and 12 seconds.

It must not take more than two hours.

Test Site The test site should be fairly flat fmm free of debris. He ends the event after two minutes by the command “Halt! Anything that gives a soldier an unfair advantage is not permitted during the APFT.


Enforce the test standards in this chapter. The event supervisor cannot be a scorer. An altered, front-leaning rest position is the only authorized rest position. Test Sequence The test sequence is the push-up, sit-up, and 2-mile run or alternate, aerobic event. Views Read Edit View history.

A soldier whose profile prevents two or more APFT events must complete the 2-mile run or an alternate aerobic event to earn a “go” on the test. Only those alft who score points in all three events are eligible to determine their score on an extended scale. The soldier fills in his name, social security number, grade, age, and sex.

United States Army Physical Fitness Test

Soldiers do not have tiring duties just before taking the APFT. This is an efficient way to evaluate both the individual’s and the unit’s physical performance levels. Prior to Maythe scoring algorithm also included an extended scale, by which soldiers could earn more than points in an event by performing better than the point standard.

Each 2-20 is 6 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Runners must wear numbers or some other form of identification for the 2-mile run. The resistance 212-0 usually set by a tension strap on a weighted pendulum connected to the flywheel. However, they do not have to be on site to have the APFT conducted.


An APFT with alternate test events is given to soldiers with permanent profiles and with temporary profiles greater than three months’ duration. However, a soldier cannot be denied an award or decoration due to an APFT failure.

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The entire unit’s level of physical fitness. Soldiers who need special attention. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As the soldiers near the end of the 2. Commanders must use good judgement; no one is expected to survey terrain.

They must then make sure that the bicycle ergometers’ tension settings have been calibrated and are accurate and that the resistance of the qpft has been set at two kiloponds 20 newtons. His score would be calculated as follows: Retrieved 21 September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Personnel One 12-20 supervisor must be at the test site and one scorer at each station.

Mission requirements often prevent the even spacing of record tests. Correct performance is important. They are corrected for age and sex. A minimum of 4 months will separate record tests. If a multispeed bicycle is used, measures must be taken to ensure that only one gear is used throughout the test.