A Better Army PT Test

The US Army made a lot of hoop-la about this new and improved, “tactical” fitness test that would replace the old, outdated APFT (army physical fitness test) version.

Believe it or not, I spent about 12 years playing army – 4 years as a cadet followed by 8 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard. So while I was never Uncle Sam’s prototypical hoo-ah hoo-ah soldier boy, I do have pretty intimate experience with the old physical fitness test, the process and hype of the new Army Combat Fitness Test, and the events included in the new, current test...