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How do you stack up against the Army Combat Fitness Test?

ACFT Calculator, Training For 600, ACFT Standards, ACFT Scoring Scale

Deadlift Min. 60 pt score: 140lbs

Deadlift Max. 100 pt score: 340lbs

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SPT Min. 60 pt score: 4.5 meters

SPT Max. 100 pt score: 12.5 meters

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HRPU Min. 60 pt score: 10 reps

HRPU Max. 100 pt score: 60 reps

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SDC Min. 60 pt score: 3 min 00 sec

SDC Max. 100 pt score: 1 min 33 sec

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LTK Min. 60 pt score: 1 rep

LTK Max. 100 pt score: 20 reps

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2MR Min. 60 pt score: 21 min 00 sec

2MR Max. 100 pt score: 13 min 30 sec

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Need to calculate a whole bunch of scores at once?  No problem, our spreadsheet unit calculator has you covered.  And it automatically generates graphs for comparison!

If you haven't taken the whole test yet, and you're unsure what you'd score, here are a few helpful "rules of thumb:"

Deadlift

  • If you are a relatively inexperienced lifter and lifting with the trap-bar for the first time, expect to lift 5-10 percent less with the trap-bar than you do with a traditional straight bar (as a result of difficulty balancing the weight).

  • If you are an experienced lifter and have spent a lot of time pulling heavy weight with a straight bar, you'll likely lift 5-10 percent more with the trap-bar.  

  • Click for more on the 3-Repetition Maximum Deadlift

Standing Power Throw

  • Expect a drastic improvement in your performance after just a little bit of practice -- point of release and trajectory angle are key -- the ball should leave your hands just behind your head and the initial flight path should be near a 45 degree angle above the ground.

  • Throwing the ball beyond 12 meters is a challenge.  Aerobically focused Soldiers are unlikely to perform well in this event.

  • Click for more on the Standing Power Throw

Hand-Release Push-Up w/ Arm Extension

  • This event does not require any equipment, so do some hand-release push-ups and figure it out!  Expect to do 30 to 40 percent fewer HRPUs than regular push-ups.  For most Soldiers, the HRPU is currently the most challenging event to max.

  • Click for more on the Hand-Release Push-Up

Sprint-Drag-Carry

  • This event is certainly demanding, but top performers will complete the SDC in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds.  In fact, most Soldiers will earn at least 90 points in the SDC.  As we previously predicted, the Army reduced the FY20 max from 1:40 to 1:33.

  • Click for more on the Sprint-Drag-Carry

Leg Tuck

  • The leg tuck is far more demanding than the APFT's sit-up.  The requirement for trunk strength, stability, and grip strength will make this event a huge discriminator.  How many strict pull-ups can you do?  You'll likely perform a few more leg tucks than the number of strict pull-ups you can perform.

  • Click for more on the Leg Tuck

2-Mile Run

  • Know your 2-mile run time on the APFT?  Subtract 30-40 seconds from your APFT run time to approximate your run-time on the ACFT.

  • Click for more on the 2-Mile Run

But what should I do with my performance data?

  1. Use the Training For 600 ACFT Calculator to determine your ACFT score.

  2. Reference the graphic chart below to determine the physical demands of the events in which you struggle.

  3. Leverage the resources available to you on Training For 600 to prioritize your training:

ACFT physical demands, acft events, acft scoring standards, acft analysis

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