The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT): a review of the literature.

  title={The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT): a review of the literature.},
  author={Joseph J. Knapik},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={154 6},
This paper examines the literature on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) as a measure of aerobic capacity and muscular strength/endurance. The APFT consists of a two-mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups. The two-mile run is a measure of aerobic fitness because this test is highly correlated with maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). Muscular strength and absolute muscular endurance are highly correlated, justifying the use of a single measurement for both. Studies using factor analysis showed that push… CONTINUE READING