PT help

#1
Hi there
I am a 22 year old female about to join the army and im reading these posts and i have no clue as to what BPFA and CFT means..
Aslo can anybody tell me what are good times for the run and how many push ups and press ups i need to do
thanks ever so much guys
and if anyone has any spare time to answer a few more questions i would greatly appreciate it XXXX
 
#2
BPFA is Basic Personal Fitness Assessment.
It involves a 1.5 mile run, as many press ups as you can do in 2 minutes and as many sit ups as you can do in 2 minutes.

There are points awarded depending on the time you complete the run and numbers of press ups and sit ups completed. This then gives you a traffic light reading of GREEN, AMBER or RED. You should be getting GREEN on all activities. Unfortunately i don't have the actual target values to hand but i imagine that someone else will be able to help you out.

The CFT is the Combat Fitness Test.
This involves completing a 5km course carrying 56lbs of equipment, helmet and rifle wearing boots and DPMs. It should be completed in under 1 hour.

I hope that this helps!
 
#4
This may help you this what you do on BPFA. I bean told you dont do any press up or sits up only when you start phase 1 but do them any way you should have a advantage!

1.5 Mile run
Heaves
Jerry can
Back extension
Static lift
& Lift 55kg's to 1.45 metres(Height of 4 tonne truck)

Good luck!
 
#5
Poet - that's the fizz standards for the Para aptitude course.

On your Army Basic Personal Fitness assesment, you have two minutes to do as many pushups as you can. Green pass standard for males is forty-odd, I believe. The excercise is then repeated for situps. The green pass standard for males is sixty (again, not 100% - have a search around the army website.)
Then is the 1 mile warm up, followed by 1.5 mile (2400m) best effort. Green pass standard (again for males - being a blerk I have never paid much attention to the female required standard...) is 10mins 30 sec.
The above, and only the above, is a Basic Personal Fitness Assessment.

Being a laydee, Shorty, aiming at the above standards should get you comfortably in there.

edited for typo
 
#7
sarnian i am really conffused i bean told by my recruiter you do the press up and sits ups.

But i get told by the army homepage you dont at all you do
1.5 Mile run
Heaves
Jerry can
Back extension
Static lift
& Lift 55kg's to 1.45 metres(Height of 4 tonne truck)


i am going in to inf regular army

maybe i just have to wait and see when i get down there
 
#8
The BPFA is press ups, sit ups and 1.5 miles best effort. This is the basic test at the start of your training. Your recruiter is correct.
 
#9
poet said:
sarnian i am really conffused i bean told by my recruiter you do the press up and sits ups.

But i get told by the army homepage you dont at all you do
1.5 Mile run
Heaves
Jerry can
Back extension
Static lift
& Lift 55kg's to 1.45 metres(Height of 4 tonne truck)


i am going in to inf regular army

maybe i just have to wait and see when i get down there
This is what u have to pass at the Recruit Selection Centre, the BPFA is what u have to complete to pass out I believe, they'll train u up to do this anyway.
 
#10
bpfa green for females is 50 sit ups and 22 press ups i think its 13minutes for the run (any arrsers got the definate figures???) the fitter the better though as you'll find training easier
 
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squirt

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#11
Pebble_Monkey said:
The CFT is the Combat Fitness Test.
This involves completing a 5km course carrying 56lbs of equipment, helmet and rifle wearing boots and DPMs. It should be completed in under 1 hour.

I hope that this helps!
8O A CFT is eight miles done in two hours! (I wish it was only an hour!)
 
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Edwards159

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#12
poet said:
This may help you this what you do on BPFA. I bean told you dont do any press up or sits up only when you start phase 1 but do them any way you should have a advantage!

1.5 Mile run
Heaves
Jerry can
Back extension
Static lift
& Lift 55kg's to 1.45 metres(Height of 4 tonne truck)

Good luck!
You seem to be confused with the RSC Tests and BPFA. RSC is recruit selection centre where you do the above tests. Only are those tests conducted at RSC.

The BPFA i believe is the 1.5 mile squadded followed by 1.5 Mile best effort. Then Max pressups & situps in 2 mins.
 
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Edwards159

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#13
Right then this post is giving me a headache. Lots of confusion, Lets clear it up.

BPFA

1.5 Mile Run.

Max Pressups in 2 Mins

Max Situps in 2 Mins

This is done throughout training, especially in screening week and is done regularly when in battalion

CFT

The combat fitness test (CFT) is normally taken once every year. It is a 8-mile march/tab in full kit carrying. For infanrty regts training up in caterick weight is 55lbs (25Kg) within 2 hours

RSC Tests

Recruit Selection Centre is the place you go to do selection to join the army. You DONT do the CFT or BPFA at RSC.
I attended RSC about 1 Month ago, I was told by my recruiter and watched a video in the recruiting office which detailed about 3 tests that you dont actually do. So the video is out of date.

These are the tests that you do at RSC. As im going for paras only know para regt scores.

1.5 Mile run(BFT)- Need under 10.30 for infanrty and under 9.18 for para regt

Heaves- 10-12 for para regt

Jerry can- Need to complete walk for 180 metres for para regt

Back extension-Need to pass. not sure of score

Static lift- Need to pass, again not sure of score.

1.45 Metres weight lift(Height of 4 tonne truck) . You start with 40 Kgs then it goes up to 55 Kgs, The pass score is depending on what job your going for. For para regt and all infanrty you need to lift the 55kgs

Hope this cleared it up

Regards
Chris
 
#14
cheers Edwards159 well cleared it up mate!

sorry for the confusion :oops:
 
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squirt

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#15
Edwards159 said:
CFT

The combat fitness test (CFT) is normally taken once every year. It is a 8-mile march/tab in full kit carrying a weapon and a helmet. Everybody must wear a combat jacket, combat trousers and boots, and they carry 35 ib of personal webbing as well as their helmet and weapon. Cut of time is 1 Hour 50 Mins.
I take it, by cut off time, you mean the minimum time you need to do it in.. You have to complete the 8 miles between 1h50 (or similar) and two hours.. to be honest I'm not entirely sure of the exact times you have to do it in, but I know if you come in too early or too late it's an illegal CFT! I can't wait to do a CFT next Thursday at 8am! :( :(
 
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Edwards159

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#16
I think the time in which you must complete the CFT is 2 Hours. carrying a wait of normally around 55ibs
 
#17
Your right EDWARD lets clear it up (moron)

BPFA is an 800m warm up (if that. Sometimes you don't even do one, and even then it is a very slow jog with intermittent walking) 1.5 mile warm up was the old BFT. You'll only do 1.5 mile warm up if your doing P Company or All Arms Commando course.

Press ups men = 44
Sit ups men = 50

A CFT must be completed between 1hr 55 mins and 2hrs. Any more or less and it shouldn't count. (Yeah right!!) The amount of weight you carry depends upon your service/arm. Infantry carry more than RAVC for example. You do not have to wear webbing for your CFT. I never have and I see no reason to either.

You must complete a mandatory one CFT every 12 months and 2 BPFA's, one every 6 months. If you happen to do more then so be it.
 
#18
Press ups: 44+ in two minutes (21+ for females)
Sit ups: 50+ in two minutes
Run: Under 9mins 30secs (Under 13mins for females)

Taken from the BFPA details for green

Spot on wnb!
 
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