Coast Guard Trials Possible PT Test

The US Coast Guard is currently testing six exercises for a possible new service-wide fitness test that could start as early as May.

The pilot program is planned to run from August to February and will use up to 1,000 active and reserve Coast Guard men and women. The six exercises that are being tested are: pullups, standing long-jump, inverted row, T-drill, side bridge, and the 300-yard shuttle. Exercise specifics, such as number of repetitions and time limits for runs, have not been finalized.

Although the Coast Guard does have a required weigh-in every month, it is currently the only branch of the military which does not have a service-wide fitness test.