Army ROTC Scholarship Fitness Test

Km04

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For the AROTC fitness test for the 4-year scholarship, thé applicant must complete 1min of pushups, 1min of sit-ups, then a 1mile run.
I (Female) just practiced and got 25 pushups and 27 sit-ups, I haven’t done the run yet but expect around 8 minutes. Does anyone know if this is a good score or what a good score is?
 

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Irrespective of whether it's a good score or not, you need to be practicing these events in sequence and with the required rest period in between. There' is this thing called fatigue which always affects one's results.
 

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@clarksonarmy, an Army ROO writes a blog on this topic. Lots of good info so you can judge for yourself.

In addition, here is an Army document on the Scholarship PFA (1-1-1) and the APFT (2-2-2) Remember, even if you earn the scholarship using the PFA, you must still pass the APFT in order to validate the scholarship (and receive money).
https://m.goarmy.com/content/dam/go...dfs/hs-scholarship-physical-assessment-17.pdf
 

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Here is a picture of the points you will get for the three components of the physical fitness test. You can get up to 150 points, so you want to score as high as you can in each of them. Keep working hard!

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Since the new fitness test, i.e., Army Combat Fitness Test, will officially begin in October 2020, and the Army is planning a few trial tests for everyone over the next year, it will be interesting to see how the 2 tests overlap. I read that over 80% of the women having been failing the leg tuck exercise.
 

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Here is a picture of the points you will get for the three components of the physical fitness test. You can get up to 150 points, so you want to score as high as you can in each of them. Keep working hard!

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Do you have a picture of the male fitness test point system you could share? I have never seen a sheet like this before. It would be much appreciated, thanks!
 

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Here you go!
These are in Robert Kirkland’s book, The Insider’s Guide to the Army ROTC Scholarship. It is a great book that breaks down the scholarship into components and gives details about each part. I highly recommend it!
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Since the new fitness test, i.e., Army Combat Fitness Test, will officially begin in October 2020, and the Army is planning a few trial tests for everyone over the next year, it will be interesting to see how the 2 tests overlap. I read that over 80% of the women having been failing the leg tuck exercise.

We are keeping an eye on that too. my daughter will be starting ROTC in college next year (hopefully with a scholarship!), and my husband is already brainstorming a fitness plan that will get her ready. 😜
 

Km04

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Since the new fitness test, i.e., Army Combat Fitness Test, will officially begin in October 2020, and the Army is planning a few trial tests for everyone over the next year, it will be interesting to see how the 2 tests overlap. I read that over 80% of the women having been failing the leg tuck exercise.
Is the leg tuck similar to a pullup type motion? I can do about 5 pull-ups at once which is more than the average on the CFA for West Point.
 

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Is the leg tuck similar to a pullup type motion? I can do about 5 pull-ups at once which is more than the average on the CFA for West Point.

Not similar.

For the leg tuck, you have to flex your waist and hips so that your knees or thighs touch your elbows. Your elbows are flexed with the hands in an alternative grip.

Need to have good ab muscles in addition to having good upper body strength to keep hanging on the bar.
 

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What makes the leg tuck so difficult is you cannot swing your legs to help with the next rep. Instead, you have to return to the ready position each time with your elbows and legs straight.
 
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