What’s a great way to gauge your current fitness level and set a benchmark for the year? How about a fitness test. @TheFarm had the idea and @Skipper hopped on board. Today was the first installment of the #Tradition Military Fitness Test, which will occur every 3 months and rotate between the military service’s fitness tests. Might as well start with the Air Force since it is the best! #whosaideasiest?
Air Force PFT Components:
Push Ups (Max reps in 1 minute)
Sit Ups (Max reps in 1 minute time)
Body Comp (Waist Measurement in Inches)
1.5 mile run (Run Time)
Scores are calculated from the components above and are based on your age. You can find the score calculation sheets at http://www.airforce-pt.com/male.html
To pass you must have a composite score of 75.0 and meet minimum requirements for each component. Min requirements can be found at http://www.airforce-pt.com/score-chart.html
Below are the pax that passed the test and their scores. If your name is not listed then you were below minimum on one or more of the components, or you didn’t turn in a score sheet.
Pharaoh = 98.4 #nomistake #respect
Striker = 97.4
Man Down = 96.2
Guinness = 95.1
Dutch = 94.7
Axe Effect = 94.1
Bootstrap = 91.9
Raptor = 91.0
Trail Mix = 90.1
Charmin = 90.0
According to AF Standards scores of 90 or above are considered “Excellent” and only require testing once per year, everyone else tests every 6 months.
Chicken Strip = 89.2
Iron Wolf = 85.7
Maximus = 83.4
Kemosabe = 81.3
BabyPie = 79.8
The Farm = 78.3
Closer = 76
1. T-Claps to @GentleGrizzly who came out to help time and score the test and is currently on the IR recovering from knee surgery. Hope to see you exercising in the gloom soon! #butnottoosoon #healwell
2. Special thanks to @Bootstrap who led Mary while the Qs worked on scoring. The pax enjoyed Low Flutter, W, Homer to Marge, Freddie Mercury, and Stretching. #hardcore
3. The Air Force sit up is a killer! In order to max out the reps for the sit ups, you have to practice the AF sit up. I do Mary 4-5 times per week, but if I don’t practice the AF sit up a few weeks prior to a fitness test then I might fail. Perfect example from today’s test, @Bootstrap had an “Excellent” score 91.9, but had he done 1 sit up less, he would have failed. @ForgottenJelly and @PrisonFruit fell into that trap too, both had passing scores (>75), but failed to do the minimum number of sit ups. #firewood
4. The next test will be the Navy PFT and it is currently scheduled for April 21st. This time we’ll get the min and max requirements out ahead of time so you know what to shoot for. #target
5. Thanks to @The Farm for taking us out in COT and he wanted to add a special thanks to the USAF men and women that sacrifice for us each day so that we can enjoy our freedom.
Ahoy! err, Aim High!
Skipper, The Farm, Gentle Grizzly