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Army Combat Fitness Test

the army is introducing a new physical fitness test the current test the army physical fitness test has been the test of records since it was developed and implemented in 1980 it consists of two minutes of push-ups two minutes of sit-ups and a two-mile run the new test the army combat fitness test or a CFT consists of six events that are based on tasks a soldier might encounter in training or combat the ACF T tests all of the major muscle groups and provides an accurate assessment of a soldier’s physical readiness for military duties the events are completed in order and take 50 minutes or less for an individual soldier to complete the uniform for the ACF t is the army physical fitness uniform the events are the three repetition maximum deadlift the standing power throw the hand release push-up the sprint drag carry the leg tuck and the two-mile run the three repetition maximum deadlift is the first event the event is a test of lower body muscular strength coordination and balance soldiers are required to lift the maximum weight possible three times under control replicating a litter carry or the movement of ammunition and supplies the standing power throw is the second event the event is a test of explosive power and coordination in the legs and arms soldiers are required to throw a 10 pound ball up and backwards over the head for maximum distance the event replicates the movement required to assist a buddy over an obstacle or the power required to leap across a ditch the hand release push-up is the third event it tests endurance in the muscles of the shoulders arms and trunk the number of successfully completed repetitions is counted over a two-minute period the event is similar to hand and arm movements required in combatives or repetitive loading of ammunition and supplies the sprint drag carry is the fourth event the event is timed and tests the soldiers movement skill under anaerobic conditions sprinting dragging carrying turning and moving sideways the event replicates moving a casualty to safety moving supplies or moving under fire the leg tuck is the fifth event it develops upper body abdominal and hip strength from a straight arm hang soldiers must raise their legs up so their knees or thighs touch their elbows the number of successfully completed repetitions is counted over a two-minute period this event replicates climbing up and over walls obstacles or exiting disabled vehicles the two-mile run is the sixth event the event tests aerobic capacity this event replicates movements to and from contact at the completion of the two-mile run the army combat fitness test is completed

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