Army Combat Fitness Test. New!
Ready for combat anyone?
"A new Army PT test is on its way. This is not a drill."
"Army officials unveiled a new gender- and age-neutral PT test on Monday, and it’s set to replace the run/sit-ups/push-ups protocol that soldiers have known and hated for the past four decades."
Army Combat Fitness Test to consist of:
* Deadlift between 120 and 420 pounds.
* Standing power throw.
* Hand-release push-ups.
* Leg tuck
* Two-mile run.
This is a video of the Army Combat Readiness Test. The same as the ACFT? Not sure about those push-ups.
Back in my day, over fifty years ago we had the five-event physical training test. Run a mile, throw a grenade [for distance and accuracy], horizontal ladder [monkey bars], run-dodge-jump, and low-crawl.
Measures of strength, endurance and agility as probably a good measure of physical ability for the soldier whatever his specialty.
I AM SOMEWHAT CONFUSED ABOUT ALL THIS TOO! THIS TEST WILL BE FOR ALL SOLDIERS OR JUST THOSE THAT ARE COMBAT ARMS? I AM NOT SURE.
The single best way to evaluate the health and strength of a soldier is the standing long-jump? Strong legs equates to strong health and fitness? The single best and easiest way to condition a soldier for combat weight-loaded marching?