ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST

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ACFT 3.0 incorporates two significant changes: (1) the inclusion of the Plank as a 100-point alternative to the Leg Tuck, and (2) the inclusion of an evaluation system with gender-informed performance categories.

Building on the lessons from the ACFT 2.0, the Army will incorporate modifications into the next iterations known as ACFT 3.0 starting April 1, 2021. The Army designed this evaluation system to achieve two objectives: (1) foster and recognize above-average physical performance, something inherent to Army culture, and (2) account for recognized physiological differences between men and women.

ACFT EVENTS

3 REPETITION MAXIMUM DEADLIFT (MDL)

» Deadlift the maximum weight possible three times

3 REPETITION MAXIMUM DEADLIFT (MDL)


STANDING POWER THROW (SPT)

» Throw a 10-pound medicine ball backward and overhead for distance.

STANDING POWER THROW (SPT)


HAND RELEASE PUSH-UP - ARM EXTENSION (HRP)

» Complete as many Hand-Release Push-ups as possible in two minutes.

HAND RELEASE PUSH-UP - ARM EXTENSION (HRP)


SPRINT-DRAG-CARRY (SDC)

» Conduct 5 x 50 meter shuttles for time - sprint, drag, lateral, carry and sprint.

SPRINT-DRAG-CARRY (SDC)


LEG TUCK (LTK) or PLANK (PLK)

» LEG TUCK: Complete as many leg tucks as possible; maintain a relative vertical posture while moving the hips and knees up and down without excessive swinging.
» PLANK: Maintain a proper plank position for as long as possible

LEG TUCK (LTK)


TWO-MILE RUN (2MR)

» Run two miles for time on a measured, generally flat outdoor course.

TWO-MILE RUN (2MR)

PHOTO GALLERY
FEATURED VIDEOS
Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, U.S. Army Reserve command sergeant major, and his team of nominative command sergeants major on his senior enlisted council and his command team took the new ACFT test. Lombardo calls his leaders to get their Soldiers after this test and enter the results into DTMS by 31 August.
General officers and senior leaders from across the U.S. Army Reserve participated in a round robin of physical fitness events from the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) during a "GO Forum" hosted at Fort Bragg by the U.S. Army Reserve Headquarters, March 1, 2019. By October 2020, all Army Soldiers in active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard will be required to take the ACFT, the new gender-neutral and age-neutral readiness assessment. The ACFT will replace the current Army Physical Fitness test (APFT) that has bee in use since 1980. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Army senior leaders have approved a modification of the ACFT that included three aerobic test events for selected Soldiers with permanent profiles that prevent full participation in the 6-event test. #ACFT #ArmyFit For more information, visit https://www.army.mil/acft/. About U.S. Army: The Army Mission – our purpose – remains constant: To deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars by providing ready, prompt and sustained land dominance by Army forces across the full spectrum of conflict as part of the joint force. Connect with U.S. Army online: Web: https://www.army.mil Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/USArmy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usarmy/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter
This exercise reinforces correct jumping and landing skills. Requires good balance and coordination and develops explosive strength to move off the ground. Here is the breakdown of the movement, which is conducted at a moderate cadence. #ACFT #ArmyFit
This exercise requires advanced levels of movements skill and aerobic endurance. Here is break down of this exercise as it would be conducted in a formation at sloow cadence. #ACFT #ArmyFit
This exercise strengthens the trunk and hip muscle coordination while promoting control of trunk rotation. It is an advanced body weight exercise that prepares for more vigorous training, testing and combat tasks. Here is the breakdown of the movement, which is conducted at a moderate cadence. #ACFT #ArmyFit
This exercise improves balance, coordination and strength of core muscles in the posterior chain. Here is a breakdown of the movement, which is performed for a count 60 seconds. #ACFT #ArmyFit
The Shuttle Sprint is the third exercise in Military Movement Drill 1. This exercise prepares the Soldier for more vigorous anaerobic endurance, leg speed and agility activities. Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted by an individual Soldier. #ArmyFit
The Incline Bench is a free-weight exercise performed throughout a Soldier’s career to improve upper body muscular strength and endurance. This lift requires trunk and shoulder stability and strength. It can be used to improve training and testing performance that supports a wide range of combat and occupational physical tasks. There are a wide range of modifications in position and equipment for the Incline Bench. Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted by an individual Soldier using three types of free weights – straight bar or barbell, kettle bells and dumbbells. #ArmyFit
The sumo dead lift is a free weight exercise performed throughout the Soldier's career to improve lower body muscular strength and endurance. It is a modification of the deadlift that further challenges a Soldier's coordination, balance and hip mobility. Here's a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted by an individual Soldier using three types of weights: straight bar, kettle bells and dumb bells. #ACFT #ArmyFit
This exercise strengthens the Soldier's triceps and shoulder muscles endurance. This improves the Soldier's skill in moving heavier weight overhead to build muscular power and strength. Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted for one minute. #ArmyFit #ACFT
This exercise strengthens the muscles of the upper back, the shoulder girdle and the biceps. Hevier weight also challenge the muscles in the lower back, gluteal region and hamstrings. Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted for one minute. #ArmyFit #ACFT
This exercise strengthens the chest, shoulder and triceps' muscles. It develops the Soldier's ability to push during more vigorous combatives, testing and combat tasks. Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted for one minute. #ArmyFit #ACFT
Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted for one minute. #ArmyFit #ACFT
The Straight Leg Dead Lift is a free-weight exercise performed throughout a Soldier’s career to improve lower body muscular strength and endurance. It is a modification of the deadlift that further challenges the muscles in the lower back, hips and legs. Here is a breakdown of the exercise as it would be conducted by an individual Soldier using a straight bar and dumbbells. #ArmyFit
This exercise develops total body strength, endurance and mobility. Releasing the hands from the ground in addition to moving the arms to the "T" position emphasizes full push and reach motions. Here is the breakdown of the movement as it would be conducted in a formation at a moderate cadence. #ACFT #ArmyFit
This exercise develops explosive strength in the legs. Here is the breakdown of the exercise conducted at formation at a slow cadence. #ACFT #ArmyFit
The bent-leg raise is the first exercise for "Four for the CORE." This exercise improves awareness for spinal control while moving the legs. The hand position under the back and not the pelvis places heavy emphasis on the strength of the core muscles of the abdomen, not the hip flexor muscles. Here's the breakdown of the movements performed for a count of 60 seconds. #ACFT #ArmyFit The core of the body consists of the abdomen, the pelvis and lower or lumbar spine. The muscles that originate in the core provides stability and motion for the limbs and trunk. Regular performance of "Four for the Core" provides a foundation of good stability for all physical readiness exercises. Returning to the position of attention between exercises provides a moment to reset posture and check the improvements these exercises provide from moving to and from the ground.
IN THE NEWS
Sgt. 1st Class Sheree Dillon, left, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier assigned to the 84th Training Command based out of Fort Knox, Kentucky, issues Master Sgt. Alma Curiel a rifle during weapons qualification at Camby Hill Range here, Aug. 7, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Osvaldo P. Sanchez)
84th Training Command Soldiers conduct readiness activities
By Capt. Christina Winters | Aug. 16, 2021
Soldiers assigned to the 84th U.S. Army Reserve Training Command conducted readiness activities Aug. 6-8 at Fort Knox despite COVID-related challenges...

A Soldier assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command conducts the Sprint-Drag-Carry event of the Army Combat Fitness Test on Saturday, May 15th aboard Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Maryland.  The multi-event test served as a diagnostic evaluation of each Soldier’s physical readiness while providing a viewpoint on how they can improve their training and nutrition.
U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command Soldiers conduct Army Combat Fitness Test
By Thomas Cieslak | May 17, 2021
Soldiers serving in the United States Army Reserve conducted the Army Combat Fitness to gain an understanding of the test’s challenges and perspective on their physical fitness...

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st. Class Christina Ison, 9th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, St. Peters, Mo., offers healthy eating advice to Soldiers of the 647th Regional Support Group, 416th Theater Engineer Command, during The Functional Training and Nutrition 101 Class at the U.S. Army Reserve 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command headquarters in Wichita, Kan., April 16, 2021. Ison, who is Cross Fit Level III certified, taught the Soldiers how to train safely and effectively for the new Army Combat Fitness Test and nutrition tips.
Functional Training and Nutrition class held in Wichita
By Sgt. 1st Class Anaidy Claudio | April 27, 2021
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 647th Regional Support Group (RSG), 416th Theater Engineer Command, participated in a Functional Training and Nutrition class during their battle assembly April 16, 2021, at the Lanny J...

Army Reserve Sgt. Demos Moore, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to the 377th Chemical Company, 485th Chemical Battalion, 76th Operational Response Command, performs a plank pose at a gym in Richmond, Virginia, February 18. Moore, who once struggled with being overweight and out of shape has dedicated himself to physical fitness, losing more than forty-pounds in the past four months.
ACFT 3.0
By | March 23, 2021
ACFT 3.0 is the next adaptation of the Army Combat Fitness Test and incorporates lessons from ACFT 2.0. This development:...


 

RESOURCES

Army Combat Fitness Test Initial Operation Capability
ACFT Channel on YouTube
ACFT FY20 Standards
Army Combat Fitness Test Training Guide
FM 7-22 Army Physical Readiness Training
ACFT Equipment List
ACFT Field Testing Manual
Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) Manual
Six Event Highlight Poster (GTA 07-08-005)
Army Physical Readiness Training application (iOS)
Army Physical Readiness Training application (Android)

 

Any comments or recommendations for improvement should be prepared using DA Form 2028 and sent to Director, Research and Analysis, United States Army Center for Initial Military Training, ATTN: ATMT-RA, 210 Dillon Circle, Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5701, or submit an electronic DA Form 2028 by email to: usarmy.jble.tradoc.list.g2-acft@mail.mil.