This page contains the US Army Field Manual on Physical Fitness Training . Injuries, Chapter Army Physical Fitness Test. Appendix. Appendix A. An APFT with alternate test events is given to soldiers with permanent profiles and The OIC or NCOIC at the test site must have a copy of FM on hand. FM PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING CHAPTER 14 – ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST *This publication supersedes FM , 28 August

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See Figure for a list of points that need to be made during the demonstration.

Using the total point value or raw scores distort apf. A soldier who simply touches his knees with his elbows may not come to a completely vertical position.

Your head, hands, arms, or elbows apgt not have to touch the ground. He assigns one soldier to each lane and tells the soldiers to enter the water.

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If you fail to perform the first ten push-ups correctly, the scorer will tell you to go to your knees and will explain to you what your mistakes are. Test Results The soldier’s fitness performance for each APFT event is determined by converting the raw score for each event to a point score.

Fj meter track may be used in place of the standard quarter-mile yard track for the 2-mile run, However, one lap run on a meter track is 92 inches shorter than one lap on a yard track. On the command ‘go,’ begin the push-up by bending your elbows and lowering your entire body as a single unit apct your upper arms are at least parallel to the ground.


It must not take more than two hours. A minimum of 4 months will separate record tests. Training of supervisors and scorers.

Performance on the APFT is strongly linked to the soldier’s fitness level and his ability to do fitness-related tasks. However, a soldier cannot be denied an award or decoration due to an APFT failure.

Count the number of correctly per-performed repetitions aloud. See Appendix D for guidance on using various types of stationary bikes. The group administering the test must include the alft Scorers tell the testees what they are doing wrong as it occurs during the event. As the soldiers near the finish line, the event supervisor calls off the time in minutes and seconds for example, “Fifteen-thirty, fifteen-thirty-one, fifteen-thirty-two,” and so on.

United States Army Physical Fitness Test

He ends the event after two minutes by the command “Halt! Test results are used for personnel actions.

There are several ways they can assess fitness including the following:. The angle to be measured is not the one formed by the lower leg and the ground.

Appft safety, control, and medical personnel should be present. Another person will hold your ankles with the hands only. The test period is defined as the period of time which elapses from starting to finishing the three events. For example, meters equals There are no exceptions to this sequence. Chapter 2 Cardiorespiratory Fitness.

Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) FM / TC Training Info

He then moves the groups to their testing stations. The up position is the only authorized rest position. The test is then given. Using this method ensures that each soldier has an equal chance to be recognized for any of the tested fitness components. Methods of Evaluation Commanders are responsible for ensuring that their soldiers are physically fit AR On the command ‘go,’ the clock will start.


Chapter 3 Muscular Endurance and Strength. For a proper analysis of the unit’s performance, event scores should be used.

After all runners have completed the run, the scorers determine the point value for each soldier’s run time, record the point values on the scorecards, and enter their initials in the scorers’ blocks.

However, use of such a scale is specifically forbidden in the current Army Field Manual. If, while performing the sit-up event, this angle becomes greater than 90 degrees, the scorer should instruct the testee and holder to reposition the legs to the proper angle and obtain compliance before allowing the testee’s performance to continue. The event supervisor must have the following: Over the years, the athletics for soldiers have been revised repeatedly.

Scores above maximum could only be used locally in an unofficial capacity; official record scores could never exceed points. Individual soldiers are also encouraged to set for themselves a series of successively higher APFT performance goals.