Army Physical Fitness Test

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The Army Physical Fitness Test is designed to test the muscular strength and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of an individual. you are given a score based on their performance in three events consisting of the push-up, sit-up, and a two-mile run. Possible scores range from 0 to 100 points in each event. A passing score is a total of 180 or higher with a minimum score of 60 in each event.

The Push-Up: The push-up exercise measures the strength of the chest, shoulder, and triceps muscles. To begin assume the front leaning rest position by placing your hands where they are comfortable. Your feet may be together or up to 12 inches apart. When viewed from the side, your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. When instructed to begin bend your elbows and lower your entire body as a single unit until your upper arms are at least parallel to the ground. Then, return to the starting position by raising your entire body until your arms are fully extended. Your body must remain still in a straight line and move as a unit while performing each push up. At the end of each one, the scorer will state the number of push ups you have completed correctly. If you fail to keep your body straight, to lower your whole body until your upper arms are at least parallel to the ground, or to extend your arms completely, that push up will not count, and the scorer will repeat the number of the last correctly performed ones. 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. You will then be sent to the end of the line to be retested. After the first 10 push-ups have been performed and counted the test will continue, and any incorrectly performed push-ups will not be counted. A front-leaning rest position is the only acceptable rest position. That is, you may sag in the middle or flex your back. When flexing your back, you may bend your knees, but not to...
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