How do I pass the Army PT test?

How do I pass the Army PT test?

The Army PFT consists of the following exercises: two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile timed run. In accordance with AR 350-1, soldiers have to pass the APFT by scoring at least 60 points on each event and an overall score of at least 180 points.

What are the standards for the new Army PT test?

Comparing the Old and New Army Fitness Tests

Current Army Physical Fitness Test New Army Combat Fitness Test (October 2020)
Standards Based on age and gender Based on job and unit
Maximum time to complete 2 hours 50 minutes
Minimum score to pass 180 (60 on each test) Based on physical requirements of job

What happens if you fail PT?

If an airman passes the test — which includes pushups, situps, an abdominal circumference, also known as the tape test, and a 1.5-mile run — it will count. But if an airman fails any part of the practice test, it won’t count. It would then be a “diagnostic” test that tells the airman where he needs to improve.

What happens if you can’t pass your PT test in the Army?

In The Military, anytime You fail Your fitness test they temporarily separate You to try to train you ti be able to pass it. They’ll work with You for months, but if You really still can’t pass it even after months of Training. They’ll just discharge You.

Can you take a PT test in the rain?

If a light rain, execute training. If heavy enough that you feel safety will be impacted, reschedule. Getting wet, in and of itself, shouldn’t affect performance.

What happens if you can’t pass basic training?

The US Army will try its best to hold onto recruits, so getting kicked out of basic training isn’t easy. If you’re having difficulty with a specific aspect of basic training, you will be “recycled.” This means that you will be put into training with another unit that’s in an earlier part of the basic training cycle.

Can I join the military if I can’t do a pushup?

Short version – if you really want to be in the Army, don’t think you can’t do it because of the physical stuff. You can. You can get in shape if you want to. If you really want to join the Army, you need to start working out now.

What if I can’t do a pushup?

Why You Can’t do Push-Ups

  1. You work only your arms. Your push-up involves more than your arms.
  2. Your core is weak. Yes, you do push-ups for abs, but you need to help out a little.
  3. You are a runner.
  4. Your breath is off.
  5. Your shoulders are unstable.
  6. Your form is off.
  7. Your butt is in the air.
  8. Your hands are too far apart.

How many push-ups do you do a day in basic training?

To pass Army basic training, a man aged 17 to 21 must do 35 push-ups and a woman must complete 13 in 2 minutes.

Do girl push-ups do anything?

Often referred to as “girl push-ups”, it’s commonly thought performing the exercise on your knees doesn’t really provide much benefit. But new findings suggest they can be just as good as conventional push-ups for building strength – as long as you perform enough to feel exhausted.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.