New Army Fitness Test

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  1. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Looks like our new cadets will have a new fitness test next year

    It's the first change in 20 years.

    It will be two different tests.

    The proposed tests are, the Army Physical Readiness Test, or APRT, and the Army Combat Readiness Test, known as the ACRT.

    The APRT will involve the following:

    60 yard Shuttle Run
    1 Min. Rower (Real wierd looking sit ups)
    Standing Long Jump
    1 min. Push Ups
    1.5 mile run

    The ACRT will involve the following:

    400 meter run with weapon
    Individual Movement Techniques ( Jumping over and under an obstical type course)
    Ammo Can Shuttle Sprint (Running on a balance beam carrying 30 lbs ammo cans.)
    Casulaty Drag (Dragging a sled with 180 lbs of sand bags)
    Running a course while aiming your weapon
    Agility Sprint ( Running around a serpentine line of cones.)

    They are testing these new test at different bases across the country this summer and they say they should be in place by next year.

    Google "TRADOC revises Army Physical Fitness Test" Sorry I am not tech savey enough to post a link.

    My son sent me this link, he said the guys that are in good shape are excited for it, the guys that are a bit lacking are not quite sure.

    It sure looks like a good idea to me, We might want to let our kids know to start working on a few of the new drills so there ready.
     
  2. cjs

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    I just called my son to see if he heard about possible changes. He had heard, but he also thought there were going to be pull-ups.

    His answer in regards to the 2nd part you wrote, "that sounds like fun!".

    Just like your son, there are a few excited but when I said I'm sure some won't be, his answer was "yes and do I have a story foe you. As he is eating, I'm sure I will hear all about it later!
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    The current plan does not call for pull ups as part of the test.

    Don't you just love it when they say "They have a story for us"

    Is this your son's first year, Is he enjoying it.

    I have an older son that is a MS3 and my younger received his scholarship offer the first board and is going to attend the same school as his brother, I just hope he survives what his brother throws at him.

    Oh, and your going to have to share that story now....if you can.
     
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    It's his first year and he LOVES it!

    Can't wait to hear the stories if you can share them next year.
     
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