Talk:United States Army Physical Fitness Test

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Minimum score[edit]

im pretty sure the minimum score for each event is a 50, not a 60. look it up on their website.

It's 60 per event to pass once past Basic Training and Initial Entry Training check FM 21-20 for the scoring requirements and tables. Ajkr925 01:38, 29 July 2007 (UTC)


I'm confused by this article being notable. If it is, then should there be a 'physical fitness test' page in Wikipedia for every army in the world? Not sure about this or whether pages for the major armed forces? Please advise me as I'm a new Wiki editor, ta.

signed ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnscotaus (talkcontribs) 09:41, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Sit-Ups requirement[edit]

This article contradicts itself.

"Your fingers must be interlocked behind your head and the backs of your hands must touch the ground. Your arms and elbows need not touch the ground. On the command “go”, begin raising your upper body forward to, or beyond, the vertical position. The vertical position means that the base of your neck is above the base of your spine. After you have reached or surpassed the vertical position, lower your body until the bottom of your shoulder blades touch the ground. Your head, hands, arms, or elbows do not have to touch the ground."

So which is it? Is it judged by your hands hitting or your shoulder blades hitting the ground? --Srwm4 21:08, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

The STARTING position is with hands in contact with the ground, each sit-up after that, only the shoulder blades must come in contact with the ground. I see no contradiction. Ajkr925 03:30, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
You are correct. Jersey John (talk) 12:55, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

welcome to the army[edit]

something dictated by the army doesnt make any sense? impossible! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:04, 2 February 2007 (UTC).

What exactly are you refering to? Jersey John (talk) 12:57, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


Was this taken directly from the reg, or paraphrased? WordMachine (talk) 11:28, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

It's quoted from the applicable field manualMWShort (talk) 18:47, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Government manuals can't be copyrighted. Fair use. (talk) 22:50, 25 July 2008 (UTC)


here is link to SWCC requirements for pushups, pullups, situps, 1.5 mile run and 500 yd swim [1]--Billymac00 (talk) 00:38, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Metric units[edit]

This article needs metric units. Lightmouse (talk) 21:15, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Why does the article need metric units? The only people who use this test are US Army personnel, which doesn't go by metric units. Amnion (talk) 01:05, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
That's not entirely true. Jersey John (talk) 12:57, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Picture caption[edit]

I have changed the caption on the picture twice. Anyone who has served in the Army knows that "regulation" APFTs often dissolve into gaggle f***s and do not follow all the guidelines. I have been at many APFTs where soldiers were in varying forms of the uniform and who watched the events as they occured. The original photo was captioned on the US Army website as an APFT, please stop changing the caption. Ajkr925 (talk) 21:18, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Can you tell us what it keeps getting changed to so we know what to look for?Amnion (talk) 01:08, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Check the history - it was changed to include the phrase "This photo does not depict an APFT because it depicts numerous regulation violations." or similar statements several times. I am in agreement with Ajkr925 regarding the captioning. Javertxiv (talk) 17:47, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

APFT failure and Awards.[edit]

Please do not make changes to the article without doing your research. APFT failure does not bar awards or decorations.

Taken from USAAC Military Awards Branch FAQ page:

Question: Are Soldiers who are flagged because of APFT failure authorized to receive an individual decoration like an Army Achievement Medal (AAM)? How about Soldiers who are flagged because of overweight?

Answer: Flags of APFT AR 600-8-22 does not prohibit recommendation/approval of an award for a Soldier who has been flagged for APFT. AR 600-8-22 does not state that Soldiers cannot be recommended for awards while flagged for APFT. AR 600-8-22 refers to AR 600-8-2 para 1-14, which states that a "flag prohibits certain personnel actions" to include awards and decorations. Para 1-15a, AR 600-8-2, then states that flags for “APFT failure blocks promotion, reenlistment, and extension only.”

Flags for Overweight IAW para 1-16b, AR 600-8-22, a waiver can be submitted for flagged overweight Soldiers who are "recommended for and presented an award based on valor, heroism, or for length of service retirement." Therefore, unless the Soldier is retiring or being submitted for a valorous/heroism award, they are not authorized to be recommended for an award while they are flagged for overweight. Valorous/Heroic awards include awards that may be awarded the "V" device (IAW para 6-5) and awards of the Silver Star and above (refer to regulation criteria for each award). Overweight flagged Soldiers who are PCSing or ETSing are not authorized to be recommended for or receive awards during their flagged period.

An overweight waiver request for an award based on valor, heroism, or for length of service retirement must also go through the first general officer in the Soldier's chain of command for approval or disapproval. These actions should be processed as separate and distinct actions from the award recommendation. The waiver request must be submitted and adjudicated prior to submission of the award recommendation. If the waiver is approved, it has to accompany the award recommendation once submitted.


For Ranger, it's pullups, not chin-ups. Table is for recommended preparation. The Benning phase is more stringent.

[1]Kortoso (talk) 22:58, 31 May 2016 (UTC)