Army Combat Fitness Test or ACFT for short is the forthcoming test for the U.S. Army. The main purpose of the ACFT is to prepare military service members to combat stress and prevent musculoskeletal injuries. When military service members train for the ACFT, these are accounted in it.
Starting from October 2020, ACFT is becoming the Army’s PT test. One thing to know is soldiers may need to do planks in lieu of the leg-tuck to assist in transitioning to the full test. The way the ACFT will work as PT Test is simple. Every year, those who are in Active Army or AGR will take two ACFT tests while reserve and guard soldiers will take one.
The ACFT standards are as follows.
- 3 reps of maximum deadlift
- Standing power throw
- Hand release push up arm extension
- Sprint – drag – carry
- Leg tuck
- Two-mile run
You can find all the necessary tools and exercises to train for the ACFT in Army’s website.
If you’ve been doing bodyweight exercises such as push-ups and pull-ups on a regular basis, you shouldn’t have a hard time with the ACFT. The more successful you are in each exercise, the more points you will get. The highest point is given to those who finish each exercise in the given time periods and repetitions below.
Maximum Deadlift: 340 LBS
Standing Power Throw: 12.5
Hand Release Push-Up Arm Extension: 60
Sprint – Drag – Carry: 1:33
Leg Tuck: 20
Two-Mile Run: 13:30
For the full list of ACFT standards, check out the PDF file below. Once the Army updates the ACFT standards for future years, it will be replaced with the newer one.