AFROTC PT question

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  1. McCoy

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    I will be doing AFROTC this year and was wondering how PT works. Is it worked into the Leadership Lab course or is it something seperate? If it is something seperate how often is it? I am asking because I have to drive 50 minutes to these classes for the crosstown agreement my school has and would really rather not have to make more trips than I already do, but will if I must.

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  2. Moosestache

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    My son has pt one morning a week and then a second time after the leadership lab.
     
  3. FlyingWildcatDad

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    Really depends on the Det/host school. My son has PT on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and than again after Leadership Lab on Thursday evening. You will probably need to contact the Detachment you are apart of to find out.
     
  4. nick4060

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    Lead Lab and PT are separate events. PT will be held at least twice a week. Times will be specific to your Detachment. They may offer multiple sections of PT throughout the week so cadets can pick/choose to fit their own schedules. Being a crosstown cadet will make it tougher. But just make sure your cadre are aware of the situation and they'll try to help you out as much as they can.
     
  5. McCoy

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    Thanks for the replies everyone!
     
  6. Pima

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    One thing you should be doing right now since as others have stated every det is different, is working out during all types of weather, and at different times of the day.

    Working out now at home only at 6 a.m. can hurt you because the afternoon heat is worse and your det may have PT in the afternoon. Working out only in the afternoon because it is the hottest part of the day may hurt you because waking up at 5 a.m. leaves you groggy. Same for rain vs sun.

    If you train in all of these areas, you will do fine.

    Also, before you go take those new sneaks out and give them a try. You want them comfortable to wear for that PT test.
     
  7. McCoy

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    Sounds good, now to just get into it! Definitely need to start running again, I'm sure my running times are horrendous by now. Thanks again for the advice!
     
  8. Pima

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    Than get to it now. I know at our DS's det. the PT exam is @1 week after school starts, actually to be more precise from college move in date. The last thing you want to do is highlight yourself during a PT run. At his det, the trainers have someone who sets the pace, and someone who is at the rear yelling cadets last names to pick up the pace.

    Make sure you are not near that max run number.

    Also if your college is in a different area, than adjust your run to meet the conditions of the new climate.

    For example:

    You live at sea level, but your college is at a higher altitude. Run longer at the same pace to build up your lung capacity.

    You live in Michigan, but you are going to NCST. Make sure you run during the highest heat temp that you can, and run every chance you have during muggy weather. NC is hot and humid, on bad days it can feel like your lungs are burning as your breathe in the heat, and your clothes stick to you the minute you walk out the door. Unaccustomed to that type of weather, you may have your speed slow down because your body as you are running will be pulling the shirt off your skin or wiping the sweat out of your eyes.

    They are accustomed to the fact that this can occur, esp. with large dets that have OOS students, but the fact is they will still scream and yell at you, and you still will get a PFT score that will be part of your record.
     
  9. McCoy

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    One week after school starts! Looks like ill be running alot from now on...
     
  10. Pima

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    McCoy,

    PFT is done that quick because scholarship recipients need the scores to activate the contract. Be thankful you are AFROTC and not AROTC. If you look at the threads last Sept., you will see that!

    Realize they get a monthly stipend, and the AF is not about to give that stipend if they don't pass the PFA, but with the scholarship it states school yr., hence it is done within the 1st week.

    They do not take scholarship recipients aside and make them do a PFT and let non-scholarship hang back.

    Once in AFROTC, everyone will tell you cadets never discuss if they are scholarship. The only time they do is if something is amiss with their pay or they are in fear that it might be revoked.

    People knew DS was because his pay kept getting messed up and he had to discuss it with the 1st shirt.

    I would also suggest on top of running to do butterfly kicks and insuring your form for push ups and sits up are proper.

    If you do not have the correct form (see the CFA guidelines) they will come down hard on you and now you are wasting energy without any positive result. Your coach may have let your form slide, ROTC cadets won't! You do 2 sit-ups, but they count only 1 because of form will be a problem.
     
  11. becksgirl

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    AFROTCI 36-2011 15 July 2010 (interim change Oct 2011)
    paragraph 6.3.1.2
    Do not enlist cadets that have not met physical fitness standards (EXCLUDING 4-year HSSP designees). Cadets must meet all terms fitness requirements prior to enlistment (DOES NOT APPLY TO 4/3-yr HSSP).

    So, if you are a HSSP designee you do not have to pass the PFA before contracting/enlistment. If you are not on scholarship you won't be eligible to compete for a scholarship until the Spring semester. And to compete you must have had passed the PFA. (see official reference above)

    Also, the parents letter sent from the Det prior to HSSP processing also states the same. So, if a Detachment is doing that in order to activate a contract they are wrong.
     

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