Over the last few months the United States Army has conducted a trial run on two distinct physical fitness tests; the Combat Readiness Test, and the Soldier Readiness Test.
If you are confused on the differences between the two Readiness Tests join the club. This article intends on parsing out the two tests and describing the major differences.
The Major Events of the Army Combat Readiness Test:
— Deadlift: With a proposed weight range of 120 to 420 pounds.
— 10 Lb Ball Standing Power Throw
— T-pushup: Basically a pushup where your arms shoot out after every pushup.
— Leg tuck: Similar to a pullup, where you lift your legs up to your elbows
— 2-mile run: Same event as on the current test.
Major Events of the Soldier Readiness Test
These events are all gender neutral, and unlike the current Physical Fitness Test are all pass fail. A Solider would pass if he/she completes all the events under 23 minutes, and would fail with a time over 23 minutes. Additionally, A solider would be expected to conduct the test in full battle gear.
— 220-pound tire flips.
— An agility test.
— A 240-pound dummy drag.
— A sand-bag stack.
— A sand-bag toss.
— A 1 1/2-mile run on unimproved terrain.