If you’re a United States resident and considering a career on the high seas, one option that has been around since 1775 is joining the US Navy. To graduate from bootcamp, however, one must pass the Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT)…
CROSSFIT ATHLETES TRY PRT
Fitness fanatic and active-duty sailor Austen Alexander loves nothing more than to put others through their PRT paces, and that’s just what he did with crossfit athletes Helen and Elaine Nguyen. 27-year-old Helen managed 69 curls ups, 44 push ups and a time of 10:56 in the 1.5 mile run, while 30-year-old Elaine tallied 77/39/10:40.
Both women passed the PRT with flying colors, with Helen grading at Outstanding Low and Elaine at Outstanding Medium (meaning she’s not waiting for her ship to come in, although, if it did come in, the captain would gladly invite her aboard).
MS BIKINI OLYMPIA TRIES PRT
Earlier Austen proctored three-time Ms Bikini Olympia Ashley Kaltwasser in the PRT and she too put up some impressive numbers; 62 curl ups, 58 push ups and 11:14 in the 1.5 mile run.
Needless to say, Ashley’s numbers also were deemed good enough for her to set sail… despite the occasional misstep (see above video).
ARE YOU READY FOR THE PFT?
Do you, too, have what it takes to join the Navy? The scoring/rating system for the Navy Physical Readiness Test is based your performance in three events (two minutes of curl ups, two minutes of push ups and 1.5 mile run) assessed for your age group and sex.
To graduate Navy boot-camp, an overall score of a Satisfactory – Medium must be obtained for your age group. Active duty naval servicemen and women must continue to pass the test every six months.