Quote from bigsick_littlesick
Good information. I've gotyears till I can even think about joining (more time to work on my fitness) as I only took NCLEX today.
I know this is off topic and sorry to hijack the post, although it seems like this is where the post is going, but what does the PT consist of? I'm super green to anything military related. I'm assuming lots of push-ups, sit-ups and running? Anything else? I used to train muay thai and boxing before I got into nursing school so I definitely got a lot of practice with various calisthenics. I plan on resuming training and adding BJJ to the mix. Should help I would think.
The AF PT test consist of a 1.5 mile run, push-ups, situps, and abdominal circumference. The run is worth is a max of 60 pts , abdominal circumference is 20pts, pushups 10pts, and situps 10 pts. Everything is by age groups for example, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49. I'm in the 30-39 age group so the max pushups is 55 and the minimum to pass the category is 27. For situps I need about 37 minimum and 57 to max out. For the run, to max out I need to run in 9:54 to do the minimum would be less than 14:00 mins. People in the 20-29 have to do a little more than us in the 30-39 age group. For the abdominal circumference, if you are a male your abdominal circumference must be 34 inches or less to max out and it can't be bigger than 39inches. If it's bigger than 39, you automatically fail the entire PT test. Also, you can have a score of a 90 on the PT test and still fail if you don't pass each category. I have seen some people max out on the run, situps, and have a good abdominal circumference but fail the puship category and they end up failing the entire PT test even though they have a score of 90.
By the way, you only get 1 minute to do your pushups and situps whereas the Army and Navy gets 2 mins for their pushups and situps. Tall people tend to struggle with the pushups since we have a lot further to go down since we have to maintain a 90 degree angle in the down position. Short people tend to struggle with the situps. Our situps are more like crunches since our backs don't completely touch the mat and we only have to have our elbows touch anywhere on our thighs so most tall people tend to go for the lower thighs, which means you don't have to come that far up.
The order the test proceeds is abdominal circumference first with height and weight. I have seen a lot of big people fail this part of the test and then they walk out because it doesn't make sense to do the pushups and situps and the run when you have already failed the test because of not passing the abdominal portion.
The thing I love about the Air Force is you will not find another branch of service or civilian job that allows you an hour and a half to work out during your duty time (work time). It's great!