Army Fitness Requirements for Males Age 42 to 46

Physical Fitness Charts for Males Age 42 to 46

The U.S. Army measures physical aptitude through the Army Physical Fitness Test, or APFT, which requires soldiers to complete three events: two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run.

Scoring on the APFT is based on  age category, gender, number of repetitions performed of the push-up and sit-up, and run time. The score for each event ranges from 0 to 100 points. Soldiers need to score at least a 60 to pass the test.

APFT standards may be tougher for some special purpose units.

Scores of 270 or above on the APFT -- with a minimum score of 90 in each event -- earn soldiers the Physical Fitness badge.

However, this test has been widely criticized for not adequately measuring strength and endurance. For this reason, in 2011 the Army piloted the Army Physical Readiness Test (APRT) on more than 10,000 soldiers, but eventually decided to stick with the APFT test.

While the APFT test is still being used, the following charts show the number of repetitions and scores needed for men ages 42 to 46 to pass the test.

Standards vary by age and gender, and the standards have been criticized  due to the differences in passing scores for men and women

Push Up Standards

RepsScoreRepsScoreRepsScoreRepsScore
77 579037681746
76 568936671644
75 558835661543
74 548734641442
73 538633631341
72 528432621240
71 518331611139
70 508230601038
69 49812959937
68 48802858836
67 47792757734
6610046782656633
659945772554532
6498447624534 
6397437423523 
6296427322512 
6194417221501 
609340712049  
599239701948  
589138691847  

 

Sit Up Standards

RepsScoreRepsScoreRepsScoreRepsScore
82 669450783462
81 659349773361
80 649248763260
79 639147753159
78 629046743058
77 618945732957
76 608844722856
75 598743712755
74 588642702654
73 578541692553
72100568440682452
7199558339672351
7098548238662250
6997538137652149
689652803664  
679551793563  

 

2 Mile Run Standards

TimeScoreTimeScoreTimeScoreTimeScore
12:54 16:248019:545023:2419
13:00 16:307920:004923:3018
13:06 16:367820:064823:3617
13:12 16:427720:124723:4217
13:18 16:487720:184623:4816
13:24 16:547620:244523:5415
13:30 17:007520:304424:0014
13:36 17:067420:364324:0613
13:42 17:127320:424324:1212
13:48 17:187220:484224:1811
13:54 17:247120:544124:2410
14:00 17:307021:004024:3010
14:0610017:367021:063924:369
14:129917:426921:123824:428
14:189817:486821:183724:487
14:249717:546721:243724:546
14:309718:006621:303625:005
14:369618:066521:363525:064
14:429518:126421:423425:123
14:489418:186321:483325:183
14:549318:246321:543225:242
15:009218:306222:003125:301
15:069118:366122:063025:360
15:129018:426022:123025:42 
15:189018:485922:182925:48 
15:248918:545822:242825:54 
15:308819:005722:302726:00 
15:368719:065722:362626:06 
15:428619:125622:422526:12 
15:488519:185522:482426:18 
15:548419:245422:542326:24 
16:008319:305323:002326:30 
16:068319:365223:0622  
16:128219:425123:1221  
16:188119:485023:1820  

 

Gender Neutral Tests

While the U.S. Army is in the process of rolling out gender-neutral fitness tests, there is a plan in place to add women into previously closed military occupational specialties. But as it stands at the writing of this article, gender-neutral tests still need Defense Department approval.

According to the U.S. Army, new tests being developed will likely incorporate exercises that soldiers will need on the battlefield, that will revolve around gender-neutral and standards-based skills.

The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) is a gender-neutral test that includes a standing long jump, a dead lift, an aerobic interval run and a “seated power throw,” which is "a gauge of upper-body strength that represents loading ammunition," according to US Army Times.

Other details about the test, which is still being developed, include the following:

  • Scoring for each event has yet to  been determined, but unlike the APFT, plans call for one system for all ages and genders.
  • MOSs will be ranked in a three-tier system. Recruits with scores that fall short of Tier 1 (high-demand) in a given event, won’t be eligible for specialties in that tier.
  • Recruits must meet the Tier 3 standards to join the Army.
  • Re-tests will be allowed with time frames and limits to the number of tests to be determined.
  • Like the APFT, the OPAT can be administered individually or in a group setting. 

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