The US Navy Physical Readiness Test is a test of physical and endurance that soldiers in the US Navy have to take ever six months to make sure they’re still able to excel in the job.
What is the US Navy Physical Readiness Test?
The test is really simple, combining two classic bodyweight exercises against the clock with as many reps as possible plus a short mile and a half run at your best time:
AMRAP in 2 minutes per exercise:
- 1.5 mile run
Overall scores are correlated by averaging the scores of the three fitness events. A minimum score of 50 is needed to pass, and you can find out how to correlate your score here.
Watch Two CrossFit Athletes Take On the US Navy Physical Readiness Test
CrossFitters Elaine and Helen from CrossFit Inversion West take on the US Navy Physical Readiness Test with Navy veteran and YouTuber Austen Alexander.
Thy kick things off with sit-ups under the burning sun, with Helen managing 69 and Elaine crushing it with 77. Next is the push-ups, and as Austen Alexander explains, “For the PRT specifically, you’ll start in the upright position with a straight back the entire time. You’ll come down to 90 [degrees] and once you hit 90, you’ll come back up.” Any arching of the back stops the clock.
Both Elaine and Helen give it their best shot despite the asphalt is heating up, with a final score of 44 to 39. Both very good scores.
Finally in the mile and a half run, both women smash the minimum requirement with Elaine finishing in 10:40 and Helen in 10:56. The minimum time for a 1.5 mile run is 13.30.
When all the results were calibrated, both athletes earned Outstanding score. This is why CrossFit is considered as an excellent supplement when training for the armed forces.
How well do you think you’d do on the US Navy Physical Readiness Test?
- Capture-3: Youtube: Austen Alexander