Get fit for Basic Combat Training.
Getting fit to fight is critical to success on the battlefield. But first, you'll want to get fit for Basic Combat Training Basic Combat Training:
Basic Combat Training (BCT) is a 10-week course of intense physical and mental training, during which recruits develop essential Soldier skills, discipline and values. (BCT).
At BCT, your mind and body will be pushed to the limit. You'll overcome your fears and graduate as an American Soldier. So how do you get from fit-for-the-couch to fit-for-Basic? Simple: Train up.
Prior to Basic Combat Training (BCT), you'll be tested to measure your level of physical fitness, using a version of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). This test measures the number of push-ups and sit-ups you can complete within a given time, and the amount of time it takes to complete up to a two-mile run. To get a quick look at how you stack up, check our Fitness Calculators.
Your age and gender determine how you will be scored on your performance. You can find more details by downloading the Army Physical Fitness Test standards.
We've selected the essential workouts to prep you for the rigors of Basic Combat Training and the APFT. If at any point you have questions, talk to a Soldier. We're here to help you succeed!
Always seek the advice and guidance of a qualified health provider with any questions or concerns you have prior to commencing a fitness program. These workouts should not be relied on or substituted for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. The workouts presented are for suggestion only. Participate at your own risk. Stop if you feel faint or shortness of breath.