US Air Force Tier 2 (Job-Specific) PT Tests

Job-specific PT tests are coming to 10 career fields in the US Air Force over the next two years. They will be tough and will be very different from what personnel had to do before to pass their fitness test. These so-called Tier 2 tests are designed to be gender-neutral, and emulate specific physical challenges… Read More

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What Questions Should Your Personal Trainer Be Asking During Your Initial Consultation, Assessment & Induction?

There are a range of questions your personal trainer should be asking you that go beyond simply asking about your weight, money you have to spend, and how much you can bench press. Collecting data on your height and weight (to work out your BMI) – as well as your waist circumference (this combined with… Read More

British Army PTI’s learn new Role Fitness Tests

The British Army’s Physical Training Instructors (PTI’s) have experienced the new Role Fitness Test (Soldier) for the first time. The Army’s fitness experts attended a gruelling training session at The Armour Centre, in Bovington, in early March, where they faced the new Physical Employment Standards (PES) that they will deliver from April 01 2019 to… Read More

What are the Effects of Single-Gender Classes on Students’ Physical Fitness Test Performance & Attitudes?

Research Paper Title The Effects of Single-Gender Classes on Students’ Physical Fitness Test Performance and Attitudes. Background The purpose of this pretest-posttest control group study was to test the Social Cognitive Theory by comparing the effects of class type, coeducational or single-gender, on physical fitness test performance and attitudes, controlling for previous fitness levels, among sixth-grade male… Read More

Modernising the US Navy’s Physical Readiness Test (PRT): Introducing the General Fitness Test (GFT) & Operational Fitness Test (OFT)

Research Paper Title Modernizing the Navy’s Physical Readiness Test: Introducing the Navy General Fitness Test and Navy Operational Fitness Test. Abstract The lessons learned from recent combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown operational commanders that the military fitness tests currently used by the different services are inadequate in terms of assessing the physical… Read More

Assessment of Physical Fitness in Military & Security Forces

Research Paper Title Assessment of physical fitness in military and security forces: a systematic review. Background The aim of this systematic review was to comprehensively study the physical fitness test and batteries used by military and security forces. The ultimate goal was to propose a physical fitness test battery to be used in military and… Read More

Linking (Military) Fitness Tests for Job Selection or Retention with Job Performance

Research Paper Title Fitness Tests and Occupational Tasks of Military Interest: A Systematic Review of Correlations. Background Physically demanding occupations (i.e. military, firefighter and law enforcement) often use fitness tests for job selection or retention. Despite numerous individual studies, the relationship of these tests to job performance is not always clear. Methods This review examined… Read More