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  1. BOBBY_J

    BOBBY_J Member

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    I know that once at WP there is a test of physical fitness ahere you have to run 2 miles. Ive been running 3 miles a day to prepare for this but my 2 mile time is still only 17:03 (best time so far). What is considered passing by the USMA pt test
     
  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    You need to score 70 in each event.

    That's 15:12 if you are 17-21 years old.
     
  3. boyda

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    Running three miles to prepare for a 2 mile event is a great way to strengthen your endurance, but to cut down on your time, I would alternate longer runs (3 + miles) with sprint intervals on various days.
     
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    Once you get to USMA, you will be taking the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test). This is the test that all Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard personnel take twice a year. To pass, you need to get a score of 60 or above in EACH (at least in the "real" army, West Point may require a 70 like America's Finest said, I'm not too sure) event.


    60s for each event (17-21 yrs of age)
    Push Ups - 42
    Sit-Ups - 53
    2 Mile Run - 15:54

    70s for each event (17-21 yrs of age)
    PU - 49
    SU - 59
    2MR - 15:12


    Hope this helped.
     
  6. SSG A

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    Bobby J,
    I see that you are in Albuquerque as well. I am stationed at Kirtland AFB and have also applied for West Point. PM me if you want a PT buddy. Ive been a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Army for over 2 years now and max the PT test every time, so I think I know a bit about how to do it.
     
  7. Grannie

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    Bobby J, I think you really need to take SSG A up on his offer. After reading your posts, I think you need to connect with a buddy to help you through this process; and if he is kind enough to make this generous offer, I would jump on it.
     

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