Two Mass. Morning Radio DJs Take The Army Combat Fitness Test
Bryan Slater and Marjo Catalano of "Slater and Marjo In The Morning" on Live 95.9 out of Pittsfield, MA in Berkshire County are ridiculously competitive.
All it took is for their buddy, Massachusetts National Guard Staff Sergeant Pliny J. Hunt, to mention the Army Combat Fitness Test, and they were hooked.
Slater, a 41-year-old male, and Catalano, a 37-year-old female put their grit to the test on Friday at The National Guard Armory on Vin Hebert St. in Pittsfield.
WHAT IS THE ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST?
It's basically the test soldiers take after "boot camp" to see if they're physically fit enough for combat. Current soldiers have to take this test twice a year.
This test is the physical benchmark for validating every Soldier's physical capabilities to operate in a combat situation.
WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
SIX TIMED DIFFERENT CHALLENGES
Let me describe them in lay speak:
- THE DEADLIFT
Your maximum weight deadlifted three times. Results below.
SLATER: 235 LBS
MARJO: 235 LBS
2. STANDING POWER THROW
How far can you toss a ten-pound medicine ball over your shoulders? Results below.
SLATER: 27 FT.
MARJO: 22.5 FT.
3. HAND RELEASE PUSH-UPS
How many can you do in 2 minutes? Results below.
4. SPRINT, DRAG, CARRY
Sprinting, dragging weights, running with kettlebells, side shuffle in under 3 minutes.
5. LEG TUCK or PLANK
A pullup where your elbows touch your knees or at least a two-minute plank. Results below.
SLATER: COMPLETED 1.5 LEG TUCK
MARJO: COMPLETED 2 MINUTE PLANK
6. TWO MILE RUN IN UNDER 21 MINUTES
The last of the six exercises. Results below.
It was really cool to know that the two of us, who love to exercise, Marjo more than Slater, can pass the ACFT.