Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) FM 21-20 / TC 3-22.20 Training Info

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U.S. Army TC 3-22.20 Army Physical Readiness Training (Supersedes FM 21-20)

(August 2010 Version)

U.S. Army FM 21-20 – Physical Fitness Training (Superseded by TC 3-22.20)

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Chapter 3 Muscular Endurance and Strength

Chapter 4 Flexibility

Chapter 5 Body Composition

Chapter 6 Nutrition and Fitness

Chapter 7 Circuit Training and Exercise Drills

Chapter 8 Obstacle Courses and Additional Drills

Chapter 9 Competitive Fitness Activities

Chapter 10 Developing the Unit Program

Chapter 11 Physical Training During Initial Entry Training

Chapter 12 Environmental Considerations

Chapter 13 Injuries

Chapter 14 Army Physical Fitness Test



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4 Comments for this entry

  • Joseph Viviano

    Hey, thanks for making this resource available. I personally like having access to FM 21-20. It’s got some good stuff in it that’s not in the new reg. I did want to let you know that TC 3-22.20 is not FM 7-22. I think this happened in October or November. There’s no real change, just a re-designation. I honestly have no idea why it was done. Anyway, I thought I’d let you know. Thanks again for doing this.

    SGT Joseph Viviano

  • Cynthia Brasfield

    Good Morning To Whom It May COncern,

    Where can I find the new timeframe where USAR TPU can administer RAPFT. Traditionally, TPU Soldiers were taking RAPFT every six months but I was told that it is now within 8 months. Your assistance is highly appreciated.

    Cynthia Brasfield

    • CPT Lewis

      (1) Per AR 350-1, dated 19 August 2014, page 175 there are few exceptions. The CMD team will make a determination on which way to proceed.
      (2) Commanders may administer the APFT as often as they wish; however, they must specify beforehand when the results are for record. AA and AGR Soldiers will take the APFT twice each calendar year. A minimum of 4 months will separate record tests. Soldiers that require make-up testing or re-testing for an APFT failure are exempt from the 4-month rule. The intent is for the Active Army and the AGR Soldiers to take a record APFT every 6 months. Mission requirements often prevent the even spacing of record tests. Therefore, commanders are encouraged to test Soldiers for record as close to the record test window as possible. Soldiers requiring make-up testing will be scheduled in accordance with the unit Standard Operating Procedures. Soldiers requiring re-testing for an APFT failure will be scheduled as prescribed in paragraph G-9.m.(6) of this regulation.
      (3) Soldiers in RC TPUs will take the APFT once each calendar year. A minimum of 8 months will separate record tests with no more than 14 months between record tests. Soldiers that require makeup testing or re-testing for an APFT failure are exempt from the 8-month rule.

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