PFT M-Day Spring 2023

Cadets at USAFA will take physical fitness tests each semester to measure their overall strength and conditioning. Proficiency is required in both the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and the Aerobic Fitness Test (AFT). Cadets are required to take both the AFT and PFT each semester of their cadet career.

PFT Standards for Pull-ups:

Must start from a complete "dead hang" bottom position on the pull-up bar. 

Palms facing away.

Shoulders completely relaxed.

Elbows locked out in the 180-degree position.

Every pull-up must be initiated with the arms. 

Initiating a pull-up by swinging the legs in not allowed. 

Kicking or extending the legs in order to raise the chin above the bar is not allowed. 

The test will be terminated if the Basic dismounts from the bar. 

PFT Standards for Sit-ups: 

Begin by lying face up with feet anchored, shoulder blades and buttocks in contact with the ground, and knees bent at 90 degrees. 

Arms crossed over chest with open hands or fingers at shoulders or resting on upper chest. 

A toe hold bar may be used by hooking feet or toes under the bar with the heels in contact with the ground at all times. 

Cadets may not grab their shirt. 

The test will be terminated if the Cadet rests in the down position. 

PFT Standards for Long Jump 

Inform the instructor whether you will be taking a practice jump.

The practice jump cannot count for their score under any circumstances.

Must start behind a designated line.

The feet must be parallel to starting line and the cadets cannot jump prior to the actual start of the jump. 

Once the practice jump is complete the basics will perform 2 jumps.

If the Cadet faults on both jumps, that Cadet will receive a 0 for this exercise. 


Morning Session 1 - Pages - 542 - 550 

Morning Session 2 - Pages 550 - 557

Afternoon Session - Pages 557 - 566