APFT on R-Day/CBT

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  1. SA'19

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    Do girls have to complete (at min. 2) pull ups for the initial physical assessment at CBT? I read this on the packet for appointees and just wanted to confirm if this is true.
     
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    Honestly, (based on our CBT) any eval, physical or otherwise, you take holds no bearing on your Academic year standing. Yeah it's recorded but it does not factor into your grade. It may also surprise you how many people fail the initial APFT, more than half for our class. That's not to say don't try your absolute hardest. But I think many CC's and parents over-hype what the initial experience is going to be like.
     
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    While I know many fail the initial APFT, as a fellow girl appointee, I am ignoring everything it says about the female PT standards, and am instead trying to make the guys standard my minimum. It really helps me with motivating myself in that, having received an appointment so early, I have 118 days to give it my all and try my hardest to do my absolute best. I know several of the girls on the appointee page already have pullups, and I don't want to be one of the few who can't do one. Best of luck to you :)
     
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    SA'19 may be referring to R-day when those reporting will have to do pull-ups. This is a relatively new 'test' on R-day. Admissions has reported that many can not do the number pull ups that they reported on their CFA.

    In preparing for R-day, don't just run, ruck etc. Make sure you are still doing your pull-ups.
     
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  5. civic29

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    I think the reason the pull-ups fall of so much is the fact that cadets don't prepare for them after they are done with their CFA


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    That, and the fact that the R-day pull-ups are on cadence. Dead hang-up-down-dead hang-up-down and so on. No kipping or bouncing.

    And, after a short night of probably restless sleep,and the morning shock of this is really happening, you're pretty strung out by the time you get to the pull-ups. Especially if it's hot like it was last year.
     
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    I feel bad for those from the west coast who have to report at 4 or 5 in the morning. I didn't think about the other factors affecting pull-ups but I know I sure need to work out like I was pre-CFA!


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  8. Husky

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    Honestly, I don't think it is even because people are out of shape, rather they just aren't used to the APFT. I didn't do well at all my first APFT in ROTC , then my second one I was like 4 situps short of a 300, because I knew what I had to do. It's all about and speed and technique really, not overall strength IMHO.
     
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    It honestly is not much, I would not be opposed to a few workouts being tacked on. Maybe add pull-ups, a sprint, a 5 mile jog (replacing the 2 mile). Then we would really see "fitness"


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  10. Husky

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    Rumor has it that the APFT is going to be changed to involve stuff like that. The GAFP Badge measures things like that as well which is pretty cool. I think I will be taking a few of the events for that soon.
     
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  11. civic29

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    The GAFT is the German army fitness test right? Anyhow the only reason I like the current apft is because it is easy to train for and doesn't require broad array of fitness.


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  12. Craig

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    Pull-ups may not currently be part of the APFT but it is a muscle group that can come in handy and contributes to your overall health and strength. One thing to consider too, if you plane to enter any specialty units pull-ups (chin-ups) are typically part of the screening. So start doing them now so you be prepare when and if they change the APFT and for any future endeavors.
     

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