U.S. soldiers, at least those in the Army, have to take a physical fitness test twice a year. I wondered how I, at 57-years-old, stacked up so I self-administered the three fitness components. I did not run in army boots, nor carry a rifle or backpack! Soldiers need to score a minimum of 60 points on each exercise.
- Push-ups: 32 (76 points)
- Army sit-ups: 32 (65 points)
- Timed two-mile run: 17 minutes, 38 seconds (80 points)
I gotta say I feel pretty good about this, especially since I’ve only been working out for 60-70 minutes a week over the last three months.
Steve Parker, M.D.
My first mile of the run was done in 8 minutes and 30 seconds.