New Army fitness test measures how much pain…

THE PENTAGON -- Army leaders announced the introduction of a new physical fitness test that measures resilience and muscular endurance by testing how much pain a soldier can feel over 20 years. “For decades we’ve been using imprecise metrics,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston. “The APFT measures physical endurance for 20 minutes or so. The ACFT measures bursts of strength and power. But after we studied the problem further, we realized that the most accurate measure of success in the Army is how much pain you can endure over 20 years.”

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