Air Force PT At Basic Military Training

It’s. What’s up, guys? Nick here in today’s video, we’re going to discuss Air Force physical training, PT, how it works at Air Force basic military training. So PT works every morning you wake up, you got ten minutes to get ready and then hit that track and start working out. So the following night you go to sleep.

Actually, in your PT year that way you just get up, make your bed, get on the wall, get yelled at. Pretty much two start going outside to work out. So PT works by, you got a strength day and then you got a run day. So it rotates day by day. And on the run day you run for 26 minutes straight.

You get out there at first, though, and they do little warm up exercises, get your blood flowing, get your heart racing a little bit. They pretty much get your body ready for the day to start. So on the warm up exercises, it’s your average stuff. Arm rotations, stretches, all this stuff, high knees, they forgot. If they make you do a little bit of push up sit ups, I’m pretty sure they just have you run a little bit.

But on the run day, they have you actually sprint around the lap. They’ll put the timer on, they’ll tell you run for a minute, stop, walk, run again, stop, walk. And then your actual run day, it consists of a self paced 26 minutes run. So at first you’re going to start out and you’re going to be like, how the hell am I going to run for 26 minutes straight without stopping? Because you just trained for a mile and a half and that’s going to take you like 13 minutes or less.

And now they’re telling you to run for 26 minutes straight. But the good thing is it is self paced at first. You will see a lot of people quitting on themselves, stopping, not able to do it. And then the MTIs run up to you, they start screaming at you, they tell you, why did you join the air force? Why are you here right now?

They’ll run next to you, try to get in your face, motivate you to keep going. And it does help. It helps a lot of people achieve the goal and pass BMT at the end. So if you’re struggling on that run, don’t be. By the end of BMT, you will pass.

So the 26 minutes self paced run, honestly, you’re going to do like five plus miles on that run. You keep running around the lap, it’s self paced. I never struggled with the run. Run was very easy for me. And then you got strength day.

Strength day consists of 1 hour after your average warm ups. You do warm ups before strength day and run day. But before even the warm ups, you will recite the airmen’s creed and you will sing the airmen song every morning. And if you are not loud, proud and together, like you will hear 500 times while you are at BMT, they will make you keep reciting it and keep singing that song. So just make sure you try to stay together and be loud, proud and together.

So on a strength days, you pretty much work out for an hour straight doing pumping out push ups, pumping out sit ups, all these different ab workouts, all these different pretty much strength and core workouts on strength day. And I remember my first strength day. They had us out there. We did an hour of straight working out, no breaks. We weren’t used to it.

I didn’t prepare for BMT. I didn’t work out beforehand. I should have. I think I might have maybe worked out for like ten days max before going, but that was not enough. But I still managed to pass and did very well when it came to BT.

So on our first strength day, I remember everybody was legit dying. They pushed out as many push ups as they can. We had our mtis in our face screaming, push. This is where winners are made. Keep pushing.

Why did you sign up for the air force if you’re just going to quit on yourself? You could go home right now. What are you doing? They get in your face, they tell you to keep pushing. People are pretty much sprung out.

They can’t push out another push up, but they’re still trying because they’re giving their all. So I had a kid start out with ten push ups in my BMT flight. By the end of BMT, he got up to, I believe it was 35, 40 push ups. Started out with ten every day. He was nervous about not being able to pass the PT test and failing.

Ended up passing. So if you keep pushing yourself, you give it your 100% all. I promise you, you will pass. For instance, I’ll tell you guys what, you will need to pass the PT examination by the end of BMT. So you’ll need a 75% or higher on your PT test to pass, which consists of.

For males, this is. This isn’t for females, I’ll put the female stuff right here in text. So for males, you will need a 33 push ups, 42 sit ups and a 1336 miles and a half run. As long as you have that and your body composition is not overdue and you’re under 39 inches, which if you’re going to BMT, most likely you are going to be in the right physical shape to get in. So that should be no problem.

Another thing they do to help you prepare for that end of evaluation for your PT test is by doing one by threes. One by threes are pretty much one third of your max. You’re pumping that out every day. So if you’re waiting for chow, you’re waiting to go to appointment, you’re waiting to go march somewhere, you’re waiting to do all these different things they have you doing at BMT. They will have you on your face pushing out push ups or setups to get you to pass that evaluation.

So one by three, sorry, one third of your max. So say your max is 45 push ups. They’ll say get on your face and do 15. Take a five second break, 15 more and then 15 more. So that’s 1530, 45.

Now, you’re doing your max every day, all day long. And then by the time you go to PT next, you’re able to pump out one or two more setups or push ups. So they’re having you do that every day. There’s little things. They have a plan.

So PT is nothing to worry about. Just give it your all and you’ll pass. So, for instance, I showed up at PT and I started out with 40 push ups, 44 setups, and a 1330 runtime for the mile and a half. That was enough to pass right off the bat. So I passed my PT evaluation on day one, but it does not count until your final evaluation.

On my final evaluation, I got up to 58 push ups, 61 situps, and 1145 miles and a half run. That got me to a 90 plus percentage. So now I only have to take the PT evaluation once per year in the air force, and so will you if you could score above a 90% or higher on the PT evaluation. For guys to get a 90% or higher on the PT valuation, here is one way you could do it. If you get a mile and a half run under eleven minutes and 56 seconds, you’ll get 52.4 points for that.

If your body comp is perfect and you’re not fat or overweight or too skinny, you’ll get 20 points. If your sit ups hit 58, you’ll get another ten points. And if you at least get 44 push ups, you’ll get seven and a half points. That’ll put you at over a 90. You only have to test once a year, so strive for that 90.

If you don’t get it, you only test once every six months, so it’s not too bad. So if this video helped you out at all, click that, like, button, smash that subscribe button, and follow me for more videos coming soon. Thank you for tuning in. I’ll see you guys later.

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