Know Your Air Force PT Fitness Test Category
The Air Force PT Calculator is a tool to help you maintain your maximum level of fitness to pass your Air Force PT test. First, you need to determine what your Air Force PT fitness category is so that you can improve your fitness as needed.
The score on your annual PT test is based on four segments: 1.5 mile run, body composition, push-ups and sit-ups. By testing yourself before you get to the real fitness test, you won’t have any anxiety about the consequences of failing.
Using the Air Force PT Calculator you can determine what your score will be before test time. Have you ever taking a test where you know exactly what you’ll score before you go in? I didn’t think so.
While the entire test is scored out of 100 possible points, each segment of the PT test has its own score. The run is scored out of 60 points, your body composition out of 20 and the push-ups and sit-ups each out of 10. By maximizing your score in each section, you’ll be sure to achieve excellence or a score of at least 90 out of 100 every time you take the test.
Each segment of the test has a minimum level, and the overall test requires at least 75 points to pass. It is possible to pass the test overall while failing a single segment.
By using the Air Force PT Calculator you can focus your training on your weak areas, while continuing to improve your strongest areas to maintain excellence.
The numbers given below are for males, the female numbers will differ slightly.
The 1.5 mile run requires you to keep a quick pace in order to pass. You have to average about 6.5 miles per hour to meet the minimum requirement and to achieve a perfect score your running pace needs to be over 9.5 miles per hour. This may seem like a lot, but every day airmen pass the fitness test and achieve excellence because of their physical fitness.
The body composition test is based on a measurement of your abdominal area. If the diameter of your midsection is smaller than 39 inches, you’ll pass this test, however in order to score highly you’ll have to have a much smaller beer gut. Training and perseverance will help you to achieve this goal and score highly on the fitness evaluation.
Finally, the strength portion of the Air Force PT test consists of one minute each of push-ups and sit-ups. The minimum requirements for the strength portion are 33 push-ups in one minute and 42 sit-ups in one minute.
Remember though, that any partial or incorrect sit-ups and push-ups will not count when you take your fitness test, so make sure that you’re using perfect form every time.
The consequences of a failed PT test will haunt you and could cause you to miss a promotion, deployment or even result in a letter of reprimand. It is vital that you maintain peak physical fitness and the Air Force PT Calculator can help you.
//CC, Your PT Instructor