A fitness test is a great way to measure your overall state of health and fitness. The United States military has dedicated many, many years and numerous resources to determine the most efficient and effective testing methods for health and fitness. Below is a synopsis of these tests:
If you look for a common thread in the above fitness tests, they all have an element of cardiovascular endurance and a test of lower, upper, and core body strength. These may seem simple, but they are a very good gauge and test of your fitness plan. If you want a method to test your progress, a periodic fitness test similar to these can be a great way to keep your focus and measure your overall improvement.
It’s also worth noting that a military fitness test starts with a measuring of height and weight to determine if the member falls within acceptable standards (See tables at the bottom of this page). These tables approximate a maximum body fat percentage of 25% for men and 35% for women. If a service member’s weight falls outside of these upper limits, body fat measurements are taken by tape measure for a more precise determination.
The above height-weight measurement can be used for all of us. The military uses these measurement tools because they are an accurate and effective means of gauging health and fitness levels. And a healthy and fit person is a valuable asset. You don’t have to be in the military to share these aspirations. Find out what your weight range is for your height – this is a good starting point for your fitness goal.
If you’re looking to get into the military, law enforcement, or if you just want to look and feel better, a fitness test can be a great way to measure your improvement. Below are the steps you can take to start:
Fitness Test: Female Height & Weight Tables