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 Fitness and Injury Prevention

Last Updated: March 30, 2022
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​Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)

A final revision of the ACFT was posted 23 March 2022External Link​ - of it's 6 events, the plank now replaces the leg tuck, and it has gender- and age-adjusted standards. A 2.5 mile walk may be used​ as alternate to the run. The ACFT includes 6 events (dead lift, standing power throw, hand-release push up, sprint-drag-carry, plank, and 2-mile run), and officially replaces the 40-year old Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), a 3 event test (push up, sit up, 2-mile run), as of Oct 2022. Going from the APFT to the ACFT has been a big change for some during the last 3 years of its developmentExternal Link – however, basic tactics for preventing injuries associated with the ACFTExternal Link are the same.

Injury Prevention

Injuries, especially overuse musculoskeletal injuries, are the leading cause for Soldier medical visits. Evaluate your personal  situation – are you injury prone?External Link Learn about injuries caused by Army activities such as physical training, ruck marching, parachuting, weight training and other causes, and how to reduce risk. Click HERE for factsheets and articles.