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The Army’s current Physical Fitness (PT) standard is having its last rounds. Come 2020, the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) test will take effect. And now the Army has revealed the long-awaited standards for the combat-oriented test.

To ace the ACFT, which is tailored for every Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Soldiers must:

Perform a 340 lbs trap bar (or hex bar) deadlift
Throw a medicine ball at least 12.5 meters away
Perform 60 hand-release push-ups
Perform 20 leg tucks while hanging from a pull-up bar
Complete the sprint-drag-carry event in 1:33 or less
Run two miles in less than 13:30

10/2/19 1:24 AM
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Scoring chart: 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.militarytimes.com/assets/pdfs/1569591120.pdf

10/2/19 1:24 AM
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now what do the chicks have to do?
10/2/19 1:39 AM
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What was the old standard that's being replaced

10/2/19 1:50 AM
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The Stewed Owl - 

The Army’s current Physical Fitness (PT) standard is having its last rounds. Come 2020, the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) test will take effect. And now the Army has revealed the long-awaited standards for the combat-oriented test.

To ace the ACFT, which is tailored for every Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Soldiers must:

Perform a 340 lbs trap bar (or hex bar) deadlift
Throw a medicine ball at least 12.5 meters away
Perform 60 hand-release push-ups
Perform 20 leg tucks while hanging from a pull-up bar
Complete the sprint-drag-carry event in 1:33 or less
Run two miles in less than 13:30


This is actually much harder than I thought it would be. 340lbs on a hex bar DL requires some training and most people can barely do 15 push-ups.
10/2/19 1:53 AM
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"Perform 60 hand-release push-ups"

Is this where you get a handjob while working out?
10/2/19 2:02 AM
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I don't even know what most of that is but that run time is the same.  I think minimum 2 mile time was 15:56?

10/2/19 2:03 AM
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sicko -

What was the old standard that's being replaced

When I was in it was:

72 pushups in 2 minutes

82 sit-ups 

13:30 2 mile run

10/2/19 2:06 AM
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The Stewed Owl - 

Scoring chart: 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.militarytimes.com/assets/pdfs/1569591120.pdf


Are all 6 tests weighed equally and you just take the average of the 6?
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From:  https://www.stripes.com/news/us/initial-standards-for-the-coming-army-combat-fitness-test-are-unveiled-1.600821

Soldiers with jobs in the gold category, which includes specialties such as dental, logistics and public affairs, are required to achieve a minimum score of 60 points in each event to pass. Sixty points are awarded for deadlifting 140 pounds, for reaching 4.5 meters on the standing power throw, for completing 10 hand-release pushups, for finishing the sprint-drag-carry in three minutes, for executing one leg tuck and for running two miles in 21 minutes, according to Army documents.

 

Soldiers in black category jobs — such as infantrymen, artillerymen, tankers, Special Forces and combat engineers — will be required to score at least 70 points in each event. The Army will award 70 points for deadlifting 200 pounds, for reaching 8 meters on the standing power throw, for completing 30 hand-release pushups, for finishing the sprint-drag-carry in 2:10 minutes, for executing five leg tucks and for running two miles in 18 minutes, the documents show.

A perfect score is 600, which was first achieved last month by Maj. Timothy Cox in an unofficial test at Fort Bliss in Texas, according to the Army.

10/2/19 3:56 AM
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Liyon -
The Stewed Owl - 

Scoring chart: 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.militarytimes.com/assets/pdfs/1569591120.pdf


Are all 6 tests weighed equally and you just take the average of the 6?

Added together for a total score with 100 possible on each test, for a max total of 600 points.

10/2/19 4:38 AM
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Still easier than the marines pft

3 mile under 20 min

20 dead hang pull ups

100 situps in 2 min

10/2/19 5:02 AM
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Deadlift one is interesting.  340 is significant for a 150lbs guy.   

10/2/19 5:27 AM
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nottheface - 

Deadlift one is interesting.  340 is significant for a 150lbs guy.   


Trap bar is considerably easier than straight bar.
10/2/19 6:01 AM
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Shits tougher than it looks, particularly the hand release push ups, but overall it’s a good choice.

 

my only gripe with it was I was just starting to age into the “old guy” brackets of the old APFT

10/2/19 7:24 AM
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Throw a medicine ball 12.5 meters?

 

That's just over 40 feet,  Maybe I'm having a hard time imagining it, but it sounds hard. 

10/2/19 7:31 AM
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what is a "hand release push up?"
10/2/19 7:33 AM
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IMasturNateConstantly -

Still easier than the marines pft

3 mile under 20 min

20 dead hang pull ups

100 situps in 2 min

If by 3 miles in under 20 min you mean in under 27:40

And by 20 dead hang pull ups you mean 5

and by 100 sit ups you mean 55 crunches

 

then you would be correct sir, kind of like how the army lied about what the test actually consists of up there

10/2/19 7:34 AM
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alkysmurf -

Throw a medicine ball 12.5 meters?

 

That's just over 40 feet,  Maybe I'm having a hard time imagining it, but it sounds hard. 

I think it can roll, otherwise I don't see how that's possible

10/2/19 7:35 AM
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phydeau - what is a "hand release push up?"

You go all the way down until your torso is on ground and arms aren't supporting you. Eliminates issue of having to judge depth.

10/2/19 7:38 AM
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In the Air Force i had to drink a beer while sitting STRAIGHT UP for 5 minutes.

 

It was pretty hardcore. 

10/2/19 7:39 AM
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banco -
nottheface - 

Deadlift one is interesting.  340 is significant for a 150lbs guy.   


Trap bar is considerably easier than straight bar.

Gonna blowout so many shoulders with a piece of shite hex bar. 

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Yeah, good luck qualifying for that while on a long deployment in some shithole country. 

 

The old PFT had its problems, but it was easy to train, the risk of injury was minimal, and it could be done just about anywhere.

10/2/19 8:27 AM
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I'm expecting a ton of injuries in my reserve unit.