New fitness test for all 3 branches (Air Force, Army, Navy) of the Canadian Armed Forces.
|Sandbag Lift||30 consecutive lifts of a 20 kg sandbag to a height above 91.5 cm, alternating between left and right sandbags separated by 1.25 m.||3 minutes 30 seconds|
|Intermittent Loaded Shuttles||Using the 20 m lines, complete ten shuttles (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back), alternating between a loaded shuttle with a 20 kg sandbag and an unloaded shuttle, for a total of 400 m.||5 minutes 21 seconds|
|20 metre Rushes||Starting from prone, complete two shuttle sprints (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back) dropping to a prone position every 10m, for a total of 80 m.||51 seconds|
|Sandbag Drag||Carry one 20 kg sandbag and pull four on the floor over 20 m without stopping.||Completed without stopping|
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, seemed to deliberately do the test slower than Peter MacKay, the Defence Minister.
But anyway, it seems like a useful combat-oriented fitness test, unlike our IPPT, which is modified from the NAPFA test that we first did in school.