Great Lakes Navy

How To Conquer the Navy PRT

Navy PRT Standards

The Navy Physical Readiness Test or PRT is a twice-yearly test for every active duty sailor and reservist.  The PRT test 3 core fitness areas: running, sit-ups, and push-ups, as well as overall height, weight, and body fat measurements. The target time for the 1.5-mile run, the amount of sit-ups and push-ups, and the standards for body composition required for each sailor depends up gender and age of the sailor. Below you’ll find all you need to know in order to pass the Navy PRT.

Navy PRT Standards for Males

Navy PRT Standards 2018

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 17-19

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100109928:15
Outstanding90102869:00
Excellent7590769:45
Good60625111:00
Satisfactory Medium50544612:15
Probationary45504212:45

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 20-24

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100105878:30
Outstanding9098819:15
Excellent75877110:30
Good60584712:00
Satisfactory Medium50504213:15
Probationary45463713:30

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 25-29

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100101848:55
Outstanding9095779:38
Excellent75846710:52
Good60544412:53
Satisfactory Medium50473813:45
Probationary45433414:00

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 30-34

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum10098809:20
Outstanding90927410:00
Excellent75816411:15
Good60514113:45
Satisfactory Medium50443514:15
Probationary45403114:30

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 35-39

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum10095769:25
Outstanding90887010:08
Excellent75786011:23
Good60473714:08
Satisfactory Medium50403314:45
Probationary45372715:00

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 17-19

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100109519:29
Outstanding901024711:30
Excellent75904212:30
Good60622413:30
Satisfactory Medium50542014:45
Probationary45501915:00

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 20-24

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100105489:47
Outstanding90984411:30
Excellent75873913:15
Good60582114:15
Satisfactory Medium50501715:15
Probationary45461615:30

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 25-29

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum1001014610:17
Outstanding90954311:45
Excellent75843713:23
Good60551914:53
Satisfactory Medium50471515:45
Probationary45431316:08

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 30-34

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100984410:46
Outstanding90924112:00
Excellent75813513:30
Good60511715:30
Satisfactory Medium50441316:15
Probationary45401116:45

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 35-39

Performance LevelPointsCurl-UpsPush-Ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100954310:51
Outstanding90883912:08
Excellent75783413:45
Good60471415:53
Satisfactory Medium50401116:38
Probationary4537917:00

If this is all new to you and you are unsure how and where to start, begin by checking out and then following the suggestions from the following Navy training videos.

For the 1.5 mile run, training is key. If you are not currently a runner begin by walking the correct mileage and increasing your speed daily. Moving from walking to jogging to running takes determination and stamina. By doing these activities 4 to 5 times a week will increase your ability to ace the 1.5 mile run each test cycle.

Navy Boot Camp Fitness

Each element of the PRT is scored and given equal weight in the overall average determination of each sailor’s physical readiness. In boot camp, a recruit must earn an average score of 60 points or higher to graduate. Once a recruit has joined the fleet, the sailor must maintain an average score of at least 50 points to be kept in good standing. 

To help sailors succeed, this year the Navy launched an app, entitled, “Official Navy PFA,” to guide sailors in training for and maintaining all aspects of the bi-annual PRT.

It offers up to date guidance and information on appropriate nutrition, including menus, meal plans, and supplements. Training videos for bettering one’s form and time on PRT requirements can also be found on the app.

In addition to fitness training videos and nutrition tips and management, the most up to date NAVADMIN messages are available to view the latest requirements.  The app is available to download on the iTunes app store or on Google Play. To find out more information on this handy tool go to:

Navy PRT

Active duty sailors had a few suggestions as to how to maintain a physically fit mind and body. They agree that waiting until the week or even the month before your test is not an ideal time to begin training. When asked what they do to stay active and ready for their bi-annual testing these sailors echoed this “keep active” sentiment with a variety of activities:

  • Going for a walk
  • Making a conscious choice to take the stairs at the office
  • Jumping in to help when people need to move boxes
  • Dropping down and doing a few pushups daily
  • Being active in your community
  • Biking around your neighborhood
  • Walking the golf course
  • Swimming

Bottom line: The best way to conquer these physical requirements every time is to live an active lifestyle. Headed to Navy boot camp soon? Learn more about how to prepare for boot camp with our Sandboxx tips.

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