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Tgunner10 Jul 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

Yeah, here is something near and dear to every GI's heart. The Army is coming up with a new PT test. I'm not sure what I think about it except… it's different.


Then 10# ball toss sounds pretty wierd. At least the run stays in place.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

Not particularly new. They've been talking about changing it for years – at least since they came out with PRT. The current iteration, or something similar, was first discussed two to four years ago. They did all the studies, ran trials, etc, etc, etc and appeared to shelve it. Apparently it's back.

Neal Smith10 Jul 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

I had to look up "hand-release pushup". I guess that's to make sure you get the full range of motion and don't try to use momentum?

It'll be interesting to see what the GO/NOGO will be to pass.

foxweasel10 Jul 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

Not just the States, British forces are changing the tests as well. More emphasis on the "combat athlete" than carrying very heavy loads over long distance.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 1:54 p.m. PST

The 10# ball toss sounds very similar to what kids
in my middle school gym class used to use. We'd
stand in 4-kid groups about 10 feet apart and toss
these medicine balls (about 10 pounds) to each other.

I can remember my grandfather talking about his
'medicine ball' exercises when he was in college
(early 1920's)

Ashokmarine10 Jul 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

Looks better to me

soledad11 Jul 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

Looks good. I would have liked to see hand release burpees also. That is a killer.

But I wonder about the deadlift "tree repetitions of maximum". For me maximum is what I can dead lift once. If I lift it three times it is not my maximum weight but some pounds/kilos below my max.

Good tests though.

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