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Everything you Need to Know About The Army Combat Fitness Test

 

The age and gender-neutral Army Combat Fitness Test will prepare Utah National Guard Soldiers for the occupational demands of combat.
 
Total Army ACFT implementation begins on or about 01 Oct, 2019, when all Soldiers will be required to take a "not-for-record test" twice within the following year. The Army will replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) with the new ACFT across the entire Force no later than October 2020.
 
It is a result of a scientifically validated study that identified physical fitness exercises that test the 10 components of fitness and are most predictive of performance on high physical demands common Soldier tasks.
The ACFT is the physical component of the Army's Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) System to train Soldiers through physical readiness, appropriate nutrition, quality sleep, and other preventive care, to reduce injuries, be combat ready and live a healthier lifestyle.

 

The ACFT consists of the following six events:

  • Repetition Strength Deadlift;
  • Standing Power Throw;
  • Arm Extension Push-Up;
  • 250-Meter Sprint, Drag, Carry;
  • Leg Tuck; and
  • The 2-mile Run.

Learn more about each of these events in the videos below.

 
The Army aims to increase readiness by training and assessing the physical capacity of Soldiers to perform common warfighting tasks.  Let's lean forward on this effort. 
 
The Army Combat Fitness Test will better connect fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers by
 
  • Improving Soldier and unit readiness;
  • Transforming the Army's fitness culture;
  • Reducing preventable injuries and attrition;
  • Enhancing mental toughness and stamina.

 

Updated ACFT Profile Guidance (PDF)

Updated ACFT Scorecard v3 08OCT2019 (PDF)

Workouts from the 640th RTI
to Prepare for the ACFT

 

Utah Army National Guard's 640th Regiment (RTI) Basic Leader Course SGL's give some personal insight for training and preparing for the new Army Combat Fitness Test! LOC: Camp Williams, Utah Music by Artlist Produced by: SSG Satya Chhe
Feeling stuck and a little unmotivated? It’s okay, we know how you feel. In this video I’ll show you a quick, 4-minute workout, utilizing Tabata. A very effective high intensity interval training [HIIT] method. Please follow along and subscribe for future content! Produced by: SSG Satya Chhe Location: My home Music: Artlist
Easy, follow along kettlebell workout you can do from the comfort of your home or garage. Producer: SSG Satya Chhe Unit: 1/640th Regiment (RTI) NCOA, UTARNG Location: Home Music: Artlist
Grab a bench and let's get to work! A 30/10/8 HIIT workout guaranteed to get the heart pumping. Produced by: SSG Satya Chhe - 1/640th Regiment NCOA (RTI) Music by: Artlist
Try this cardiovascular workout! Tailor the workout to your own, just get moving! Don’t forget to subscribe, like & hit the notification bell! MUSIC by Artlist:  https://artlist.io/Satya-386487
Utilize this workout to improve your ACFT event scores like the MDL, SPT, and HRP!! If you have questions, drop them in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe, like & hit the notification bell!  And don't forget to follow us on our Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/640BLC/ MUSIC by Artlist:  https://artlist.io/Satya-386487
Utilize this workout to improve your ACFT event scores like the MDL, SPT, and HRP!! If you have questions, drop them in the comments below. Featuring: SFC Max Fonua & MSG Erik Oswald Don’t forget to subscribe, like & hit the notification bell! And don't forget to follow us on our Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/640BLC/ MUSIC by Artlist:  https://artlist.io/Satya-386487

ACFT Events

The 3 Repetition Maximum Deadlift is the first event. The three repetition maximum deadlift is a muscular strength test that represents movements required to safely and effectively lift heavy loads from the ground, jump, bound and tolerate landing.
The Standing Power Throw is the second event. The standing power throw measures upper and lower body explosive power, total body flexibility, and dynamic balance.
The Hand-Release Push-Up is the third event. The Hand-Release Push-Up is a 2-minute timed event that measures upper body push strength, push endurance, core strength and coordination.
The Sprint-Drag-Carry is the fourth event. This event tests a Soldier’s anaerobic endurance, muscular power, agility, and coordination.
The Leg Tuck is the fifth event. This event tests a Soldier’s grip, shoulder, trunk and hip muscle strength.
The 2 Mile Run is the sixth event. This event tests a Soldier’s muscular and aerobic endurance.
The test OIC or NCOIC is responsible to inspect and validate the testing site and determine the number of testing lanes or graders based on the number of Soldiers to be tested and time available to test.

Alternate ACFT Assessments

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
The alternate assessment will include all ACFT events within the limits of the Soldier’s profile, and must include at a minimum: three-Repetition Maximum Deadlift, Sprint-Drag-Carry, one of the four aerobic events: two-mile run, 15,000 meter stationary bike, 5,000 meter row, or 1,000 meter swim The time standard for each aerobic event is 25 minutes. Soldiers with permanent profiles must at a minimum achieve the GOLD level for the 3-Repetition Maximum Deadlift, the Sprint-Drag-Carry and the aerobic event. #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
The alternate assessment will include all ACFT events within the limits of the Soldier’s profile, and must include at a minimum: three-Repetition Maximum Deadlift, Sprint-Drag-Carry, one of the four aerobic events: two-mile run, 15,000 meter stationary bike, 5,000 meter row, or 1,000 meter swim The time standard for each aerobic event is 25 minutes. Soldiers with permanent profiles must at a minimum achieve the GOLD level for the 3-Repetition Maximum Deadlift, the Sprint-Drag-Carry and the aerobic event. #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
The alternate assessment will include all ACFT events within the limits of the Soldier’s profile, and must include at a minimum: three-Repetition Maximum Deadlift, Sprint-Drag-Carry, one of the four aerobic events: two-mile run, 15,000 meter stationary bike, 5,000 meter row, or 1,000 meter swim The time standard for each aerobic event is 25 minutes. Soldiers with permanent profiles must at a minimum achieve the GOLD level for the 3-Repetition Maximum Deadlift, the Sprint-Drag-Carry and the aerobic event. #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