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What are the Army's physical fitness training standards for Basic Training?

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A soldier must be able to pass the Basic Training Physical Fitness Test, which is a three-part test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a 2-mile run. For example, a male who is between the ages of 17 and 21 must be able to do 35 push-ups, 47 sit-ups and run 2 miles in less than 16 minutes, 36 seconds.

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What are the Army's physical fitness training standards for Basic Training?
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The Basic Training APFT is a way of measuring a soldier's physical fitness after going through boot camp. Males and females have different criteria and that criteria changes for those between the ages of 22 and 26. The criteria is also different for those graduating AIT.

Females between the ages of 17 and 21 must be able to do 13 push-ups, 47 sit-ups and run 2 miles in 19 minutes, 42 seconds to pass basic training.

Males between the ages of 22 and 26 must do 31 push-ups, 43 sit-ups and run 2 miles in 17 minutes, 30 seconds. Females in this same age group have 20 minutes, 36 seconds to run 2 miles and must complete 11 push-ups and 43 sit-ups.

To graduate from AIT, a soldier has to perform better than those completing basic training. Males must perform 42 push-ups, 53 sit-ups and run 2 miles in just under 16 minutes. Females must do 19 push-ups, 53 sit-ups and run 2 miles in under 19 minutes to graduate.

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