FIT TO FIGHT FACTS: The new Air Force Fitness Program
Q Will the component weighting on the fitness test change? If so, why?
Answer: Yes. The aerobic run will account for 60 percent and body composition 20 percent -- muscle fitness (crunches and pushups) will remain 10 percent each. The component weighting was changed to incorporate science-based criterion along the health/fitness hierarchy as an indication of overall fitness. Aerobic > Body Composition > Muscle Fitness.
Q. Will there be minimum requirements for each fitness test component to pass the test?
Answer: Yes, Airmen will be required to meet minimum component requirements and still be required to have a composite score of 75 to pass the test. This ensures we have a more well-rounded test and that members demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in all components to pass the test.
More information about the new Air Force fitness program can be found on AFPC's website at, http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/affitnessprogram/index.asp. The publish date for the revised, final version of AFI 10-248, Fitness Program, is scheduled for November 2009.