How were the Minimum Requirements for the Situp, Pushup and Run Determined?

Answer: The minimum requirement for the aerobic (run), and body composition components (height and weight and tape) was established at the cut line between moderate and high health risk associated with that area. Air Force officials want Airmen to avoid the high health risk region in order to pass the test. For the strength section (pushups and situps), the minimum requirements were established at the 50th and 60th percentiles, respectively, for performance among the entire U.S. population based on widely accepted fitness data.

Therefore, if you can pass the Air Force PT test congratulate your self, as you are in the top 50% of the population.