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Air Force PT Test 25 to 29 (Standards & Charts)

The Air Force Physical Fitness Test (PT Test) is essential to military readiness, and every airman must consistently meet or surpass these standards.

  • For airmen aged 25-29, there’s a tailored set of requirements to ensure optimum performance during their prime years.
  • This article comprehensively covers the AF PT Standards for this age group, breaking down every component, significance, and success tip.

Purpose of the PT Test

The Air Force PT Test goes beyond just measuring physical capability. It’s a testament to an airman’s:

  • Dedication to service and commitment to excellence
  • Readiness to handle the rigors of military operations, from daily duties to strenuous combat scenarios.
  • Physical and mental resilience, ensuring they can withstand service demands.

Components of the test

The PT test has various components that assess an airman’s endurance, strength, and overall physical health. The main events include:

  • Cardio Fitness Tests: 1.5-Mile run or 20-Meter HAMR
  • Upper Body Strength Tests: Traditional Push-ups or Hand-Release Push-Ups
  • Core Strength Test: Sit-ups, Planks, or Cross-Legged Reverse Crunches

Scoring System

The test employs a detailed scoring system tailored to age and gender. For ages 25-29, the standards are as follows:

Male Standards (25-29 Years)

EventMax/20 ptsMin/pts
1-minute push-ups6227 / 1 pt
2-minutes HR push-ups4015 / 10 pts
1-minute sit-ups5638 / 3 pts
2-minutes Rev Crunch4820 / 10 pts
Plank pose03:301:00 / 10 pts
EventMax/ScoreMin/Score
1.5-mile run<9:22 / 60 points16:22 / 35 points
20-meter HAMR97 lengths / 60 points33-35 / 35 points

Female Standards (25-29 Years)

EventMax/20 ptsMin/pts
1-minute push-ups4714 / 1 pt
2-minutes HR push-ups316 / 10 pts
1-minute sit-ups5031 / 3 pts
2-minutes Rev Crunch459 / 10 pts
Plank pose03:25:50 / 10 pts
EventMax/ScoreMin/Score
1.5-mile run10:37 / 60 points19:43 / 35 points
20-meter HAMR80 lengths / 60 points19 lengths / 35 points

Preparation for the Test

Achieving an excellent score on the PT Test requires consistent effort, training, and preparation. Some tips include:

  • Structured Training: Engage in a balanced mix of cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Many bases offer PT test prep programs, which can be beneficial.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Ensure you are well-hydrated and fueled with nutritious meals. Avoid heavy meals immediately before the test.
  • Rest Well: Make sure you have a good night’s sleep before the test day. It can significantly influence performance.

Implications of test results

The outcomes of the PT Test carry significant weight:

  • Passing with Distinction: High scores can lead to commendations and might reduce testing frequency.
  • Failure: Failure to meet the standards can lead to retests, mandatory fitness programs, or administrative actions. Multiple failures might result in separation from the service.

Additional Considerations

  • Dress: The Air Force expects Airmen to take the test while wearing the required physical training uniform and appropriate athletic shoes.
  • Medical Waivers: You can seek waivers for specific test components in cases of injuries or conditions.
  • Stay updated: As with many military protocols, the PT standards might evolve. It’s crucial to stay informed about any updates or changes.

MALE Cardiorespiratory Fitness Score Chart

USAF Fitness Assessment Scoring / Males 25-29 years of age
Final Version
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Run Time
(mins:secs)
20 m HAMR ShuttlesHealth Risk CategoryPoints
≤ 9:22> 97Low Risk60.0
9:23 - 9:4592 - 96Low Risk59.5
9:46 - 9:5888 - 91Low Risk59.0
9:59 - 10:1086 - 87Low Risk58.5
10:11 - 10:2383 - 85Low Risk58.0
10:24 - 10:3780 - 82Low Risk57.5
10:38 - 10:5177 - 79Low Risk57.0
10:52 - 11:0674 - 76Low Risk56.5
11:07 - 11:2271 - 73Low Risk56.0
11:23 - 11:3868 - 70Low Risk55.5
11:39 - 11:5665 - 67Low Risk55.0
11:57 - 12:1462 - 64Low Risk54.5
12:15 - 12:3359 - 61Low Risk54.0
12:34 - 12:5356 - 58Moderate Risk53.5
12:54 - 13:1454 - 55Moderate Risk52.0
13:15 - 13:3651 - 53Moderate Risk50.5
13:37 - 14:0048 - 50High Risk49.0
14:01 - 14:2545 - 47High Risk46.5
14:26 - 14:5242 - 44High Risk44.0
14:53 - 15:2039 - 41High Risk41.0
15:21 - 15:5036 - 38High Risk38.0
15:51 - 16:22*33* - 35High Risk35.0
NOTES:
Health Risk Category = low, moderate or high risk for:
current and future cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and other health problems.
Passing Requirements - member must :
1) achieve a composite point total ≥ 75 points and
2) meet minimum point values for all components.
* Minimum Component Values
Run time < 16:22
20 m HAMR Shuttles > 33 Shuttles
Composite Score Categories
Excellent ≥ 90.0 pts
Satisfactory = 75.0 - 89.9
Unsatisfactory < 75.0
Final Version

FEMALE Cardiorespiratory Fitness Score Chart

USAF Fitness Assessment Scoring / Females 25-29 years of age
Final Version
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Run Time
(mins:secs)
20 m HAMR ShuttlesHealth Risk CategoryPoints
< 10:37> 80Low Risk60.0
10:38 - 11:0674 - 79Low Risk59.5
11:07 - 11:2271 - 73Low Risk59.0
11:23 - 11:3868 - 70Low Risk58.5
11:39 - 11:5665 - 67Low Risk58.0
11:57 - 12:1462 - 64Low Risk57.5
12:15 - 12:3359 - 61Low Risk57.0
12:34 - 12:5356 - 58Low Risk56.5
12:54 - 13:1454 - 55Low Risk56.0
13:15 - 13:3651 - 53Low Risk55.5
13:37 - 14:0048 - 50Low Risk55.0
14:01 - 14:2545 - 47Low Risk54.5
14:26 - 14:5242 - 44Low Risk54.0
14:53 - 15:2039 - 41Moderate Risk53.5
15:21 - 15:5036 - 38Moderate Risk52.0
15:51 - 16:2233 - 35Moderate Risk50.5
16:23 - 16:5730 - 32High Risk49.0
16:58 - 17:3427 - 29High Risk45.5
17:35 - 18:1424 - 26High Risk42.0
18:15 - 18:5622 - 23High Risk38.5
18:57 - 19:43*19* - 21High Risk35.0
NOTES:
Health Risk Category = low, moderate or high risk for:
current and future cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and other health problems.
Passing Requirements - member must :
1) achieve a composite point total ≥ 75 points and
2) meet minimum point values for all components.
* Minimum Component Values
Run time < 19:43
20 m HAMR Shuttles > 19 Shuttles
Composite Score Categories
Excellent ≥ 90.0 pts
Satisfactory = 75.0 - 89.9
Unsatisfactory < 75.0
Final Version

MALE Muscular Fitness Score Chart

USAF Fitness Assessment Scoring / Males 25-29 years of age
Final Version
Muscular Fitness
1 min Push-upsPoints2 min Hand Release
Push-ups
Points1 min Sit-upsPoints2 min Cross Leg
Reverse Crunch
PointsForearm Plank Time
(mm:ss)
Points
> 6220.0> 4020.0> 5620.0> 4820.0> 3:3020.0
6119.73919.65519.54719.63:2519.7
6019.43819.25419.04619.33:2019.3
5919.03718.85318.84518.93:1418.9
5818.83618.45218.44418.63:0318.2
5718.63518.05118.04318.23:0018.0
5618.43417.65017.64217.92:4016.7
5518.23317.24917.44117.52:2015.3
5418.03216.84817.04017.12:0014.0
5317.83116.44716.63916.81:4012.7
5217.63016.04616.03816.41:2011.3
5117.52915.64515.03716.11:00*10.0
5017.42815.24414.03615.7
4917.22714.84313.03515.4
4817.02614.44212.63415.0
4716.82514.04112.03314.6
4616.62413.6409.03214.3
4516.22313.2396.03113.9
4416.02212.838*3.03013.6
4315.62112.42913.2
4215.42012.02812.9
4115.01911.62712.5
4014.61811.22612.1
3914.41710.82511.8
3814.01610.42411.4
3713.615*10.02311.1
3613.02210.7
3512.62110.4
3412.020*10.0
3311.6
3211.0
3110.6
3010.0
297.0
284.0
27*1.0
* Minimum Component Values
Passing Requirements - member must :
1) achieve a composite point total ≥ 75 points and
2) meet minimum point values for all components.
Composite Score Categories
Excellent ≥ 90.0 pts
Satisfactory = 75.0 - 89.9
Unsatisfactory < 75.0
Final Version

FEMALE Muscular Fitness Score Chart

USAF Fitness Assessment Scoring / Females 25-29 years of age
Final Version
Muscular Fitness
1 min Push-upsPoints2 min Hand Release
Push-ups
Points1 min Sit-upsPoints2 min Cross Leg
Reverse Crunch
PointsForearm Plank Time
(mm:ss)
Points
> 4720.0> 3120.0> 5020.0> 4520.0> 3:2520.0
4619.83019.64919.54419.73:2019.8
4519.62919.24819.04319.43:1419.6
4419.42818.84718.84219.23:0719.3
4319.22718.44618.04118.93:0019.1
4219.02618.04517.84018.62:4016.9
4118.82517.64417.23918.32:2016.2
4018.62417.24317.03818.12:0015.5
3918.42316.84216.03717.81:4013.3
3818.22216.44115.63617.51:2012.5
3718.02116.04015.03517.21:0011.8
3617.82015.63914.63416.9:5510.2
3517.61915.23814.03316.7:50*10.0
3417.21814.83713.63216.4
3317.01714.43613.03116.1
3216.81614.03512.63015.8
3116.61513.63412.02915.6
3016.41413.2339.02815.3
2916.21312.8326.02715.0
2816.01212.431*3.02614.7
2715.01112.02514.4
2614.61011.62414.2
2514.4911.22313.9
2414.0810.82213.6
2313.0710.42113.3
2212.66*10.02013.1
2112.01912.8
2011.61812.5
1911.01712.2
1810.61611.9
1710.01511.7
167.01411.4
154.01311.1
14*1.01210.8
1110.6
1010.3
9*10.0
* Minimum Component Values
Passing Requirements - member must :
1) achieve a composite point total ≥ 75 points and
2) meet minimum point values for all components.
Composite Score Categories
Excellent ≥ 90.0 pts
Satisfactory = 75.0 - 89.9
Unsatisfactory < 75.0
Final Version

Conclusion

  • The Air Force PT Test is not just a measure of physical capability but is symbolic of an airman’s commitment to the service, readiness, and core values. It demands consistent effort, dedication, and a proactive approach to health and fitness.
  • For those in the 25-29 age bracket, the standards are achievable with the proper preparation, dedication, and mindset.
  • With the resources and support provided by the Air Force, every airman has the tools to stay within these standards.
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