The maximum and minimum pushups, maximum and minimum situps, and maximum and minimum 2 mile run can be found quickly in the charts below:
MALE and FEMALE
|2 MILE RUN
|2 MILE RUN
For the charts above, we have simply taken the maximum and minimum scores for each event, and made a quick reference guide. If you are looking for the full chart, you can find the full APFT standards chart on the bottom of this page.
Information on the APFT standards The three-event Army Physical Fitness Test dates back to 1980 and is designed to measure the overall strength and cardiovascular fitness of soldiers. Although the test has been around for over 30 years, commanders have began to criticize it in recent years, saying it doesn't adequately measure components of strength, endurance, or mobility. The three events that are currently in the Army Physical Fitness Test are:
• The pushup event
• The sit up event
• The 2 mile run
During the pushup and sit up events, the soldier is given two minutes to complete as many repetitions as they can.
The pushup event is started in the front leaning rest position, in which the soldier places their palms on the ground with elbows locked and their feet together or up to 12 inches apart, and their neck, back, and legs form a generally straight line. Each pushup repetition is counted when the arms are fully extended, or in the “up” position. Soldiers are scored based on the number of successful repetitions completed within the time limit, with both age and gender playing a factor on scoring.
The Sit Up
The sit up event is started with the soldier lying on their back with their fingers interlaced on the back of the head and the knees bent with feet flat on the ground. Each sit up repetition is counted on the “down” position. The soldier is scored based on the number of successful repetitions within the time limit, and age. Both males and females are scored the same.
The 2 Mile Run
During the two mile run, the soldier is to complete a two mile course as quickly as possible. The score is based on the time it takes to complete the required distance, with age and gender are considered during scoring.