Many different standards are used to measure a person's level of physical fitness. The United States Navy has its own standard of physical fitness that is required of every sailor as outlined in OPNAV Instruction 6110.1H, Physical Readiness Program, dated 15 August 2005.
The Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) consists of:
- Completing as many curl-ups as you can in 2 minutes
- Completing as many pushups as you can in 2 minutes
- Running 1.5 mile run or swimming either 500 yards or 420 metera
- As a part of the PRT, each sailor is also weighed. Each sailor's weight must not exceed the maximum weight allowed. If the weight exceeds the maximum weight allowed, then the sailor's body fat percentage is measured. The sailor's body fat percentage must not exceed the maximum allowable body fat percentage.
Each sailor must satisfactory complete a PRT every six months or be subject to discharge from the Navy.
Evaluate your fitness level
The Navy PRT standards are a good way for you to evaluate your own physical fitness level. Run the test yourself and obtain your scores using the charts located at this link: http://www.navy-prt.com/index.html. You may also check to see if your weight and body fat are within standards using the charts at the site.