Research Paper Title The association between obesity related health risk and fitness test results in the British Army personnel. Background In the British Army, fitness is assessed by a load carriage test (Annual Fitness Test, AFT) and by a three event Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA). Body composition based on body mass index (BMI) and abdominal… Read More
Between 01 June 2014 and 31 May 2015: 588 UK Regular Royal Navy (RN) personnel (in service as at 01 June 2015) failed at least one fitness test. This constituted 3% of personnel in service as at 01 June 2015 that took at least one fitness test during the period. 4,339 UK Regular Army personnel… Read More
Research Paper Title Phase III Report: Development and Validation of a Physical Fitness Test and Maintenance Standards for Canadian Forces Diving Personnel. Abstract The objectives of Phase III were to develop a physical fitness test battery and maintenance standards for Canadian Forces Diving Personnel, specifically Clearance (Cl), Ships’ Team (ST), Port Inspection (PID) and Combat (Cbt) divers. Phases I and II were… Read More
Research Paper Title Factors of Trainability and Predictability Associated with Military Physical Fitness Test Success. Background The purpose of this study was to determine the trainability of college-aged men using varied training programmes and to assess factors associated with successfully passing a Special Operations Forces (SOF) physical fitness test (PFT). Methods One hundred thirty-five male… Read More
A new page ‘Easy-to-use Outdoor Exercise & Fitness Tests & Assessments’ can be found under the main page heading of ‘Fitness Assessments’.
This sub-section provides the reader with the tables necessary to convert BPFA raw scores into a final readable score.
This section provides the reader with everything they need to know about the fitness assessments and tests utilised by the British Armed Forces.