Physical Fitness and HPSP

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  1. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member

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    I did a few searches and could not find this out. What is the physical like in the military branches for HPSP recipients? Do you have to do so many push-ups, run so fast, be within a certain weight range, etc? To anyone with details such as this I welcome your reply.
     
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  3. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.

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    JBJ,
    As an officer in the California Army National Guard, I can tell you about the Army standards:

    Basically, the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) has three parts, graded at 100 points each.

    Pushups (how many in 2 minutes)
    Situps (how many in 2 minutes)
    2mile run (how fast without being (and I quote: "pushed, pulled, picked up, or carried" :) )

    You have to get a minimum of 60 points in each category. Although my memory is a bit hazy, for the PU it is something like 40 and SU like 50 and run somewhere around 16:35 or so, if you are 22-27 years old.

    It's pretty easy to get the bare minimum. Also, there is a height and weight requirement. I am 5'7" and can't weigh more than like 165lbs or so. I don't remember exactly.

    I don't know the exact standards for the AF or the Navy, but I know they are significantly easier :) HOOAH!

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

    -ttac
     
  4. UCMonkey

    UCMonkey Senior Member

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    I'll be starting on an Army HPSP scholarship and those sound about right. Also, you'll have plenty of time to get in shape, if you're not already, since the first time you'll be tested is at OBC after your first year of med school. Also, I seem to recall something about a 1.5 mile run in around 12 min, but I could be mistaken. I also heard that there is quite a bit of leniency for doctors on these, but that could also be a rumor.

    Also, about the height and weight, I think for someone 5'10", its about 185 lbs
     
  5. edmadison

    edmadison 1K Member

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    For Army HPSP you do not have to pass the fit test (at least that was the policy last year). It is considered a "diagnostic test". Out of six weeks of training we had PT 6 times. Only two of those days was hard -- the long run and "NCO Club Hill". Should be a piece of cake if you are in reasonable shape.

    Ed
     
  6. johnM

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by edmadison:
    <strong>For Army HPSP you do not have to pass the fit test (at least that was the policy last year). It is considered a "diagnostic test". Out of six weeks of training we had PT 6 times. Only two of those days was hard -- the long run and "NCO Club Hill". Should be a piece of cake if you are in reasonable shape.

    Ed</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
    That's funny! some test, if you don't even have to pass it!

    does anyone know what you have to do to Max the PT test? (I'm 23) If anyone is going to OBC this year, I'll see you in 2 weeks. HOO-AH!
     
  7. Gravitas

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    I can answer for the Navy. The Navy PRT (physical readiness test) has changed in the past year. According to the chart below, a typical score would read OUTSTANDING HI, EXCELLENT MED, GOOD HI, and then the point scores would be averaged for the overall score, in this case EXCELLENT MEDIUM. The new standards are as follows for m/f age 20-29:

    MALES: AGE 20 TO 29 YEARS
    CATEGORY LEVEL CURL PUSH 1.5-MILE SWIM
    UPS UPS RUN 500-YD 450-M
    OUTSTANDING HI 105 87 8:30 6:30 6:20
    OUTSTANDING MED 103 86 9:00 7:00 6:50
    OUTSTANDING LOW 98 81 9:15 7:30 7:20
    EXCELLENT HIGH 94 77 9:45 8:00 7:50
    EXCELLENT MED 90 74 10:00 8:15 8:05
    EXCELLENT LOW 87 71 10:30 8:45 8:35
    GOOD HIGH 78 64 10:45 9:30 9:20
    GOOD MEDIUM 66 55 11:30 10:30 10:20
    GOOD LOW 58 47 12:00 11:30 11:20
    SATISFACTORY HI 54 45 12:45 12:00 11:50
    SATISFACTORY MED 50 42 13:15 12:15 12:05
    SAT MARGINAL 46 37 13:30 13:00 12:50
    FEMALES: AGE 20 TO 29 YEARS
    CATEGORY LEVEL CURL PUSH 1.5-MILE SWIM
    UPS UPS RUN 500-YD 450-M
    OUTSTANDING HI 105 48 9:47 7:15 7:05
    OUTSTANDING MED103 47 11:15 8:00 7:50
    OUTSTANDING LOW 98 44 11:30 8:45 8:35
    EXCELLENT HIGH 94 43 12:15 9:15 9:05
    EXCELLENT MED 90 40 12:45 9:45 9:35
    EXCELLENT LOW 87 39 13:15 10:00 9:50
    GOOD HIGH 78 33 13:30 11:00 10:50
    GOOD MEDIUM 66 28 13:45 12:15 12:05
    GOOD LOW 58 21 14:15 13:15 13:05
    SATISFACTORY HI 54 20 15:00 13:45 13:35
    SATISFACTORY MED50 17 15:15 14:00 13:50
    SAT MARGINAL 46 16 15:30 14:30 14:20
     
  8. Gravitas

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    Oh, and the Navy demands that men and women maintain certain height/weight and bodyfat standards. The bodyfat percentage doesn't come into play unless one is "out of spec" according to the height/weight charts (https://www.cnet.navy.mil/njrotc/weight.htm). For example, I'm 75 inches tall and I'm within standards until I weigh over 216 pounds. At that point I'd be measured (usually by tape measure, but sometimes caliper) and my bodyfat percentage calculated. If I weighed in at 230 pounds, but had a bf% of only 5%, I'd be fine (and built like Mr. Olympia!).
     
  9. UCLA Paratrooper

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    Hey JBJ,

    Here's a link to a site with the Army APFT standards.

    <a href="http://www.midville.com/apft/" target="_blank">http://www.midville.com/apft/</a>

    UCLA Paratrooper
     

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