Us army apft is pointless and so is morning pt

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  1. aimtrue

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    pushups dont measure anything other than muscular endurance. Some of the strongest guys ive seen were only managing 40-50 pushups in two minutes while the skinny guys were knocking out 90-100 pushups in two minutes.

    situps also useless in real world

    2 mile run might be functionally useful and measure cardio output but its still not relevant to the real world scenarios

    My suggestion for army apft is the following. All events happen immediately after each event with no rest in between. No PT gear. The test is conducted in combat uniform.

    1. 160lbs dummy over shoulder carry 150 yards. 90 seconds time limit pass or fail event. This is applicable to real world scenarios of carrying your fallen comrade to safety. Sure someone with a weak back might throw his or her back out but should that person be in the military?
    2. 30 feet rope climb. Pass or fail event. Cant climb the rope then you have no business in the army.
    3. 600 yard sprint.

    The time limit to cross the finish line after the run is 5 minutes from start time. Each event is setup so that the rope climb is between the dummy carry and the running course.

    This test is far more functionally applicable to soldiers.

    PT should be conducted midday and not in the morning. Wakeup time should be 6am not 430am. PT would be conducted at 2pm till 3pm.

    PT would be primarily the obstacle course and functional conditioning NOT calisthenics.
     
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    I agree with you. What you train is what you get good at. In norwegian army have startet new physical test. Still some of the new test is not realy inporten. But military demand that you are some physical good shape. And if you get inn they will train you in what you need to be good at. Testes is also ment to see over time where mental strong you are. If u pass that then military have someting to work on.

    http://puolustusvoimat.fi/documents...2016.pdf/284ac034-6d93-4bbc-8394-09bea4c86c2c
     
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