Rather than delay the implementation of the new fitness evaluation, the Army instead will replace the APFT on Oct. 1 with the ACFT 2.0, said Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston, adding ‘This isn't the version that we kind of rolled out in 2018, this is the new version.’
ACFT 2.0 still consists of six events–the maximum deadlift; standing power throw; hand-release push-ups; spring, drag and carry; leg tuck; and two-mile run. But the Army has added an alternative plank event for soldiers who still struggle to pass the leg tuck.
‘Some soldiers are having challenges with the leg tuck and we have a large percentage of the Army that has not even taken the ACFT yet,’ said Maj. Gen. Lonnie Hibbard, the USACIMT commander.
U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training.
An isometric core strength exercise.
The plank exercise strengthens the core muscles effectively.