Cadet Fitness Requirements

to prove you have the physical endurance to handle the Air Force Academy there are six tests you must pass the equipment you'll need exercise clothing one sit-up mat one 100 foot tape measure to stopwatches one to record each event and one to record the test as a whole one regulation men's basketball a pull-up bar and a one-mile flat running surface I'll tests are administered consecutively with specific start finish and rest times the administrator will read the instructions verbatim before the start of the test at the completion of each test the administrator will record the results on the last page of the CFA instructions once all tests have been scored the administrator must complete the instructions provided in the correspondence sent by email before the basketball throw test begins administrators need to extend the tape measure the length of the testing area perpendicular to the throwing line in an overhead throwing motion throw the basketball as far as possible only one hand can be used at throw the ball and your knees must stay on the ground and behind the line at all times administrators will make sure no part of your body touches the ground on the other side of the throwing line until after the ball has landed you'll have three opportunities in two minutes administrators will record your furthest throw to the nearest foot all candidates will perform pull-ups while female candidates will have the option to do the flexed arm hang instead first you'll mount the bar using a pronated grip with arms fully extended a pull-up only counts if your chin is above the bar and parallel to the ground once signaled by the administrator you can return to the down position until your arms are fully extended the administrator will then signal up to start your next repetition no swinging or leg kicks are allowed women that choose the flexed arm hang will mount a platform until their chin is above the bar on the command go you will step off the platform maintaining your chin above the bar the administrator will then begin timing no swinging or leg kicks are allowed for the shuttle run the administrator will measure out 30 feet from the start line and mark a target line your entire body must be behind the start line before you begin run to the target line and back two times and each time you touch a line or beyond it you must do so simultaneously with your hand and feet you'll get two attempts with one-minute rest in between time will be recorded in the seconds and tens of seconds to begin the modified sit-ups you will assume the start position with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle arms crossed with fingers extended and touching the top of the shoulders feet and shoulder blades must be in contact with the mat or floor on the command go the administrator will start the clock and you'll then raise your upper body so your elbows make contact with the front midpoint of the thigh while fingertips maintain contact with the shoulders you'll then return to the down position with your shoulder blades making contact with the mat administrators will count off each successful repetition out loud once a test begins you may only rest in the up position you'll have two minutes to do as many as possible to conduct the push-ups test you'll assume a prone position with one knee on the floor on the command get set you'll assume a front leaning rest position with arms fully extended hands facing forward and feet together your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles on the command go the administrator will start the clock and you'll begin by bending your elbows until your upper arms are parallel to the ground you'll then return to the start position with arms fully extended you may only rest in the up position by arching or bowing your back if you lift a hand or foot off the ground the test is over after 2 minutes the administrator will stop you and record your total for the one-mile run you will assume the start position behind the starting line on the command go the administrator will start the clock and you will run for one mile the administrator will record the time in minutes and seconds the purpose of these six tests is to ensure your physical ability matches the Air Force Academy's physical standards at the Air Force Academy we're going to bring the best out of you but before we do you must first bring the best out of yourself because fitness isn't just a test it's a lifelong endeavor


  1. Oh thank goodness I can do a flex arm hang in 31 seconds

  2. This really upset me in England we can join any fitness skinny as a twig fat as a sausage who gives a fuck it's not like once you've been in cadets you HAVE TO JOIN THE army

  3. My CFA was awesome. This did mine this year 2019

  4. In order to qualify for admission to the Service Academies, you must take the CFA…You should strive to meet or exceed the average… Below-average performance may be disqualifying. 81 sit-ups, 12 pull-ups, and a 6:30 mile? To qualify for PJ and CCT (not exactly office jobs) requires a min of 10 pull-ups as part of the PAST. Also the PAST requires a run of roughly what works out be a 6:30 mile. So I guess being Albert Einstein isn't enough for the USAFA. You must Jason Bourne with a Fields Medal

  5. I want to get into the USAFA when I graduate, and I’m currently a sophomore in high school. Here’s the issue: I’ve never done a sport in my life and I really want to get into shape so I might be able to get into this academy. Can someone PLEASE give me idea to get fit in two years? I’m not overweight but I can guarantee I have no body strength

  6. Just 11 and already training

  7. that girl wasn't doing real push ups wtf

  8. Also i never knew waves was a style in 2016

  9. Im a 9th grader in rotc and they let u use your glasses

  10. Really wanna join but my eyesight is complete shit without my glasses

  11. I got the intelligence to get in now just the physical part. Mainly the shuttle runs basketball through and pull ups

  12. This is such BS. The air Force needs the best people they can get. They should have one standard for everyone to meet, and not lower the bar for females. I understand they are weeker, and this is necessary to ensure an equal amount of women and men, but this isn't a charity, this is an army. When it comes to battle, I want the people who have my back to be the most physically apt available, and it doesn't matter to me the male/female percent. It may make it more difficult for women, but certainly still possible. I can't believe this is a thing.

  13. Where do you take it?

  14. Well, I got a lot of work to do. But, I'm ready for the challenge.

  15. We have never done this shit here in the Canadian Air cadets.

  16. I thought the basketball throw was a joke.

  17. Thought it was harder

  18. Guys have to do 10 more pull-ups than girls and women don’t even have to do them. Bs

  19. 12 pullups and a mile in 6:29? Nah I don't believe that. This is some kind of other program or something

  20. Thank you for this video!

  21. Isn't this sexist. They have two standards. Everyone knows gender is just a social construct. Maybe Ttrump can fix this obvious inequality !

  22. I have 4-5 years to practice but I have a lot of work

  23. Push ups are my weaknesses l

  24. When I saw basketball throw, I thought they meant shooting hoops XD

  25. I have a lot to work on, but I will work very hard over the next year and a half

  26. Pull up will be a challenge but I have 5 years to practice

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