ACFT Events & Standards

The Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) was created by the U.S. Army to replace the longstanding Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). The ACFT Events were chosen to assess the combat readiness of all Soldiers.  Below are the ACFT standards and events that all soldiers must meet.  Your standard is based on your physical demand category.

ACFT Event Deadlift

Maximum Deadlift (MDL)

The first exercise in the list of six ACFT events is the 3 Repetition Maximum Deadlift (MDL).  The MDL was chosen by the Army to measure the condition of Soldiers leg and back muscles.

In combat, Soldiers will have to carry a large loads on a daily basis.  A Soldier must deadlift a minimum of 140 points in order to meet the ACFT standards.  For the High-Speed Soldiers out there, the max is 340 pounds.  Below is the key weights you should know.

Physical Demand Category

  • Max: 340 pounds
  • Heavy: 180 pounds
  • Significant: 160 Pounds
  • Moderate: 140 Pounds

Standing Power Throw (SPT)

The Standing Power Throw (SPT) is the second ACFT event. It measures Soldiers explosiveness and ability to transport equipment and personnel.

Physical Demand Category

  • Max: 13.5 meters
  • Heavy: 8.5 meters
  • Significant: 6.5 meters
  • Moderate: 4.6 meters
ACFT Event Standing Power Throw (SPT)
ACFT Event Hand Release Push-up

Hand-Release Push-Up (HRP)

The Army will be transitioning to a new Push-Up.  The Hand Release Push-Up (HRP).  Therefore, Soldiers will have to change the way they do push-ups to prepare for the ACFT.  The HRP event measures upper body strength and endurance.  Meaning it measures the same muscles as the push-up from the APFT.  Another similarity between the push-up events is the two (2) minute time limit.

Physical Demand Category

  • Max: 70 Hand-Release Push-ups
  • Heavy: 30 Hand-Release Push-ups
  • Significant: 20 Hand-Release Push-ups
  • Moderate: 10 Hand-Release Push-ups

Spring-Drag-Carry (SDC)

The Sprint Drag Carry is one of the new ACFT events that was not in the APFT.  The SDC is basically a shuttle run while carrying weighted equipment. The equipment includes two 40-pound kettlebells and a 90-ound sled.

Physical Demand Category

  • Max: 1:30
  • Heavy: 2:09
  • Significant: 2:45
  • Moderate: 3:35
ACFT Legtuck LTK

Leg Tuck (LTK)

The Leg Tuck event is the main event that replaces the Sit-up event from the APFT.  The ACFT standards on this event is not very high.  In the moderate category, a Soldier only need to perform 1 to pass.

Physical Demand Category

  • Max: 20
  • Heavy: 5
  • Significant: 3
  • Moderate: 1

Two-Mile Run (2MR)

The ACFT standards for the Two-Mile Run are similar to the APFT standards.  The big difference is that there is now one scale.  The old APFT had a different scale based on age and gender.  Now there is one scale and the minimum requirement is based on the Soldier’s physical demand category.

Physical Demand Category

  • Max: 12:45
  • Heavy: 18:00
  • Significant: 19:00
  • Moderate: 21:07
ACFT Event Two Mile Run

ACFT Standards Score Chart

Points
maximum deadlift
Power Throw
Hand-Release Push-up
Sprint Drag Carry
Leg Tuck
2 Mile Run
100 340 13.5 70 1:40 20 12:45
99 330 13.2 68   13:00
98 320 13 66 1:41 19 13:15
97 12.8 64 1:42   13:30
96 310 12.5 62 1:43 18 13:40
95 12.3 60 1:44   13:50
94 300 12.1 58 1:45 17 14:00
93 11.9 56 1:46   14:10
92 290 11.8 54 1:47 16 14:20
91 11.6 52 1:48   14:30
90 280 11.5 50 1:49 15 14:40
89 11.3 49 1:50   14:50
88 270 11.2 48 1:51 14 15:00
87 11 47 1:52   15:10
86 260 10.9 46 1:53 13 15:20
85 10.7 45 1:54   15:30
84 250 10.6 44 1:55 12 15:40
83 10.4 43 1:56   15:50
82 240 10.3 42 1:57 11 16:00
81 10.1 41 1:58   16:10
80 230 10 40 1:59 10 16:20
79 9.8 39 2:00   16:30
78 220 9.7 38 2:01 9 16:40
77 9.5 37 2:02   16:50
76 210 9.4 36 2:03 8 17:00
75 9.2 35 2:04   17:10
74 200 9.1 34 2:05 7 17:20
73 8.9 33 2:06   17:30
72 190 8.8 32 2:07 6 17:40
71 8.6 31 2:08   17:50
70 180 8.5 30 2:09 5 18:00
69 8.3 28 2:16   18:10
68 170 8 26 2:23   18:20
67 7.5 24 2:30 4 18:35
66 7 22 2:37   18:50
65 160 6.5 20 2:45 3 19:00
64 6.2 18 2:55   20:10
63 150 5.9 16 3:05 2 20:20
62 5.6 14 3:15   20:30
61 4.6 12 3:25 20:45
60 140 10 3:35 1 21:07
59 3:36 21:09
58 3:37 21:11
57 3:38 21:13
56 4.5 3:39 21:15
55 3:40 21:17
54 9 3:41 21:19
53 3:42 21:21
52 4.4 3:43 21:23
51 3:44 21:25
50 130 3:45 21:27
Points
maximum deadlift
Power Throw
Hand-Release Push-up
Sprint Drag Carry
Leg Tuck
2 Mile Run

Heavy

Significant

Moderate