Monday, December 2, 2013

Basic Training Breakdown

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Physical Tests

Each branch of the military has their own set of physical fitness tests that will determine your physical aptitude. These tests are given throughout your time in basic training to ensure you are not only maintaining your physical ability but also improving.

Here is an outline of the minimum physical requirements you should expect:

Army Basic Combat Training

Duration: 10 Weeks
Physical Fitness Requirements:
  • Timed 2-mile run
  • 2 minutes of sit ups
  • 2 minutes of push ups

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Duration: 12 Weeks
Physical Fitness Requirement:
  • Timed 3-mile run
  • Timed flexed-arm hang (for women)
  • A pull up count (for men)
  • 2 minutes of abdominal crunches

Navy Boot Camp

Duration: 7-9 Weeks
Physical Fitness Requirements:
  • Timed 1.5-mile run or 500-yard swim
  • 2 minutes of curl-ups
  • 2 minutes of push-ups
  • Sit-and-reach flexibility test

Air Force Basic Military Training

Duration: 8.5 Weeks
Physical Fitness Requirement:
  • Timed 1.5-mile run
  • 1 minute of push ups
  • 1 minute of sit ups
  • Abdominal circumference measurement

Coast Guard Recruit Training

Duration: 8 Weeks
Physical Fitness Requirement:
  • Timed 1.5-mile run
  • 1 minute of push ups
  • 1 minute of sit ups
  • Sit-and-reach flexibility test
  • 5-minute water tread
  • 5-foot platform jump into a 100-meter swim

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