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10-29-2012, 07:41
New Special Forces - SpecOps Fitness Test

http://www.military.com/military-fitness/fitness-test-prep/special-operations-fitness-test?ESRC=eb.nl


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1stindoor
10-29-2012, 08:25
First I've seen of it. But with so many teams doing so many different PT programs. It's probably out there somewhere. Though I wouldn't call it a "Special-Anything-Fitness Test."

Dusty
10-29-2012, 08:38
I'm nearly 61, and I could still pass that test (with the exception of benching 80% of my bodyweight-400 lbs is a few ounces more than I could push). :D

medic&commo
10-29-2012, 08:57
Good idea. Sure beats the "run, dodge & jump" for testing the fitness of special operations folks.
m&c

JJ_BPK
10-29-2012, 10:22
400 lbs is a few ounces more than I could push). :D


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Badger52
10-29-2012, 12:04
I'm nearly 61, and I could still pass that test (with the exception of benching 80% of my bodyweight-400 lbs is a few ounces more than I could push). :DDusty, seeing the ruck weight diff between their table and the description below in the article, which is it, 45# or 75#? Or is this just one of those military.com things?

Dusty
10-29-2012, 12:13
Dusty, seeing the ruck weight diff between their table and the description below in the article, which is it, 45# or 75#? Or is this just one of those military.com things?

You got me. It's a whole different world, now.

hotshot
10-29-2012, 16:38
This is similar to the Upper-body Round Robin (UBRR), with only minor differences. Over the last few years at least, the Senior Leaders Course (SLC) or the new ANCOC has been putting guys through the UBRR. Not only at the NCO Academy is it present but several of my friends from different Groups have been doing it there for a while.

IMHO, it is a much better gauge of physical fitness than the APFT.

CH

booker
10-30-2012, 13:16
Better description here (http://blog.refactortactical.com/special-forces-pt-test-upper-body-round-robin/)

Unapologetic Soldier
11-01-2012, 09:23
Found this yesterday, thought Iíd put myself through it today. Not proud of it and thought twice about posting it. None the less here it is.

Push upís 51 reps 122 points
Sit upís 43 reps 109 points
Dead hang pull upís 15 reps 127 points
Dips 27 reps 142 points
Bench press (160lbs) 20reps 142 points
Rope climb with body armor Pass
Kipping pull upís 26 reps 140 points
25 meter sprint 21.0 sec 160 points
5 mile run FAIL :mad:

Iíve been doing nothing but CrossFit for the last eight months; the longest Iíve ran is a mile since I started. I made it 3.5 miles when I felt a sharp pain in my left calf. It wasnít bad but hurt enough that I couldnít run at a decent pace. Before the run I accumulated 1242 points but failed the test due to failing the run. Need to put some extra work in on sit upís and running. Iíll give it two weeks and try it againÖÖÖ.:boohoo

koz
11-01-2012, 13:06
Found this yesterday, thought Iíd put myself through it today. Not proud of it and thought twice about posting it. None the less here it is.

Push upís 51 reps 122 points
Sit upís 43 reps 109 points
Dead hang pull upís 15 reps 127 points
Dips 27 reps 142 points
Bench press (160lbs) 20reps 142 points
Rope climb with body armor Pass
Kipping pull upís 26 reps 140 points
25 meter sprint 21.0 sec 160 points
5 mile run FAIL :mad:

Iíve been doing nothing but CrossFit for the last eight months; the longest Iíve ran is a mile since I started. I made it 3.5 miles when I felt a sharp pain in my left calf. It wasnít bad but hurt enough that I couldnít run at a decent pace. Before the run I accumulated 1242 points but failed the test due to failing the run. Need to put some extra work in on sit upís and running. Iíll give it two weeks and try it againÖÖÖ.:boohoo

I don't think it's a bad thing to post this. Your fitness in some areas is good. BUT to be a good runner, you have to run. Especially for longer distances. Most can fake a two miler (even if you don't run, two miles isn't that hard) but not a five miler.

There's some good running threads here. There's a good running program in "Get Selected." Start slow but you'll build up.

Also if you attempt to run 5 miles (or whatever distance) again, never quit. You may be down to a snail's pace but once you quit, it becomes easier to quit the next time.

Keep up the PT and good luck.

Benny
11-08-2012, 20:02
I'm a part of a Sapper Reserve unit and we have our own "test" and OML board. I think this would actually be a really good addition to it.

psherlin
11-17-2012, 20:33
I guess now that the regular Army upped their PT test standards someone thought there should be one for Spec Ops. I kind of liked the regular PT test, the two mile run, then the 12 mile ruck race followed by breakfast.

MtnGoat
11-17-2012, 22:11
This is similar to the Upper-body Round Robin (UBRR), with only minor differences. Over the last few years at least, the Senior Leaders Course (SLC) or the new ANCOC has been putting guys through the UBRR. Not only at the NCO Academy is it present but several of my friends from different Groups have been doing it there for a while.

IMHO, it is a much better gauge of physical fitness than the APFT.

CH

SWC NCO Academy does this in lieu of some type of Strong man Compitetion. The reason and why changes with each new Command there along with instructors. But If you're going to SLC (ANCOC) best look at this test along with your DL stuff.

I too feel it is a great test.. It is a much better gauge of physical fitness than the APFT. But takes forever to take so for Conventional Units I can't see them doing it.

It's typically used by OTHER Units as there APFT.

Current APFT or which ever one they are calling it now is a joke. Never test your physical fitness, just a OER bullet for Commanders.

ZonieDiver
11-17-2012, 22:21
It looks like fun to me... once I lose another 20 pounds - for that 80% of body weight bench press. :lifter