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1

When you take the APFT, what is the minimum number of points you must score in each
event?

60 points
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 21)

2

What FM covers Physical Fitness Training?

FM 21-20

3

What are the three phases of physical conditioning?

Preparatory
Conditioning
Maintenance

(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 13)

4

About how long is the preparatory phase?

2 weeks
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 14)

5

About how long is the conditioning phase?

The conditioning phase ends when a soldier is physically mission-capable and all
personal,strength-related goals and unit-fitness goals have been met.
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 15)

6

What is a MFT?

Master Fitness Trainer. A Master Fitness Trainer (MFT)is a soldier who has completed
either the four-week active-component, two week reserve-component, or U.S. Military
Academy’s MFT course work. Although called“masters,” MFTs are simply soldiers
who know about all aspects of physical fitness training and how soldiers’ bodies
function. Most importantly, since MFTs are taught to design individual and unit
programs, they should be used by commanders as special staff assistants for this purpose.
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / Intro / PDF 9)

7

What does FITT stand for?

Frequency,Intensity, Time, and Type (this acronym makes it easy to remember the key
factors in the training program)
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / Intro / PDF 10)

8

What is Da Form 3349?

Physical profile form

9

What is the objective of physical fitness training?

To enhance soldiers’ abilities to meet the physical demands of war.
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 21)

10

What are the three periods of a normal daily exercise routine?

Warm-up
Conditioning
Cool-down

11

What are the commands to get a unit from a normal line formation into an extended
rectangular formation?

Extend to the left, march
Arms downward, move
Left, Face
Extend to the left, march
Arms downward, move
Right, face
From front to rear, count off
Even numbers to the left, uncover

12

What AR covers the Army Physical Fitness Program?

AR 350-1Chapter 1 Section 24
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 1-24 / PDF 23)

13

Soldiers 55 years of age or older have the option of taking the 3 event APFT or what?

The alternate APFT. An alternate APFT is defined as push–ups, sit–ups and an alternate
aerobic event (2.5–mile walk, 800–yard swim, or 6.2–mile bicycle ride).
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 1-24 / PDF 24)

14

What are the seven basic principles of exercise?

Regularity
Progression
Overload
Balance
Specificity
Variety
Recovery

(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 10)

15

What are the three phases of fitness conditioning?

Preparatory
Conditioning
Maintenance
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 1 / PDF 14)

16

What are the five components of physical fitness?

Cardio Respiratory Endurance
Muscular Strength
Muscular Endurance
Flexibility
Body Composition
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / Intro / PDF 9)

17

How many scorers should be supplied for the APFT?

A minimum of 1 per every 15 soldiers
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 14 / PDF 196)

18

What is the DA form 705?

Physical Readiness Test Scorecard
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19

Fitness tasks provide the framework for accomplishing all training requirements. The
essential elements of fitness tasks can be cataloged into what four groups?

Collective Tasks
Individual Tasks
Leader Tasks
Resources required for training

(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 10 / PDF 168)

20

Name the two physical fitness formations?

Extended Rectangular
Circular
(FM 21-20 Oct 1998 / 7 / PDF 119)