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How "fit" do you need to be? Curious as to what the work outs are like and such.


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The new waist measurement require is not even reasonable. The sit-ups, etc are doable. If you are 6’2’ man it is hard to have a 35” waist. 5’4 man it is easy. Running on old knees that you have used for years athletically can be difficult. Comradely is amazing. friends for a lifetime.


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The physical standards change depending on the age and gender of the individual. But each is required to be able to complete a 2 mile run, and a set amount of push ups and sit ups upon other physical needs.

Answered - SPC (Former Employee) - Chillicothe, OH

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Very fit and always ready to react.

Answered - Specialist 4th class, Unit Supply Clerk (Former Employee) - Jamaica, NY

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They have different standards for everyone. its based on age and height is what youll be scored for on PT tests

Answered - Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Current Employee) - Post Falls, ID

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You need to be physically, medically and mentaly fit to be a member of the Army National Guard.

Answered - SR Human Resources NCO (Former Employee) - Starke, FL

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Be as fit as you can be. Apft requirements are online, try checking them out for your age group.

Answered - Healthcare specialist (Current Employee) - Falcon, COawesome

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You don't have to be the best at fitness but you need to be determined. There is a lot of running and calisthenics.

Answered - Service Member (Current Employee) - Brooklyn, NY

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Start running and doing push-ups sit-ups and all other exercises now. It makes it alot easier

Answered - Infantryman (Current Employee) - Virginia

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You need to be very fit. Not only for the physical fitness tests, but when working in an austere environment it helps to be fit and healthy.

Answered - Mid-Level Manager (U.S. Army Supply Sergeant) (Former Employee) - Norman, OK

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Before you go to boot camp you need to be in shape. Don't let anybody tell you "don't worry about it, they'll get you in shape at boot camp." If you don't show up in shape you are going to be absolutely miserable for the two months you're at Basic and you could even seriously be kicked out for being a disgusting fatbody. Don't be that guy, get your behind in the gym! Taking your fitness seriously can take you far in the military.

Answered - 2nd Lieutenant (Current Employee) - Tampa, FL

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