Air Force Fitness Test
To prepare for the abdominal circumference assessment, you should wear your standard PT uniform, as well as athletic shoes. Lycra or spandex garments should not be worn.
When administering the abdominal circumference test, the examiner will ask you to stand, and look straight ahead with your arms relaxed by your side. The measurement will be taken on bare skin. The examiner will locate the upper hipbone and measure above the right iliac crest. The tape will then be placed in a horizontal plane around the abdomen at the level of this landmark. The examiner will ensure that the plane of the tape is parallel to the floor and that the tape is snug. The measurement is taken at the end of a normal breath.
This measurement will be rounded down to the nearest half inch. Two more measurements will be taken and the measurements will be recorded. If any of the measurements differ by more than one inch from the other two, an additional measurement will be taken.
The three closest measurements will be added together and divided by three, then rounded down to the nearest half inch. This number is then recorded as the value of your abdominal circumference measurement.