Army ROTC PT Test Scores

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  1. JLur

    JLur Member

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    Hi, I am applying to both Army ROTC and West Point Class of 2021. I just took my ROTC fitness test. I practiced really hard to make sure that my form was perfect on the push-ups and sit-ups. I had a partner during the push-ups make sure I broke 90 every time while my teacher counted.

    Push-ups(one minute)-40
    Sit-ups(one minute)-45
    Mile run- 5:46

    Should I train for two more monthes and redo the test? Or should I leave my scores alone?
    Thanks in advance for all advice
     
  2. Renegade13

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    Here is my take/personal observation on this subject. It is unfortunate that even with the standards clearly written out, many graders either do not know what a correct pushup looks like, or give the benefit of the doubt to the person taking the test. I have watched in several different competitions, graded by active duty soldiers pushups getting counted that should not have been. I have no doubt that you are doing them correctly and that will be a great asset when you show up on campus. If you go back and look at numerous threads on the subject of APFTs given at the unit, many MS Is do not fair nearly as well as they did when doing the scholarship fitness test. No real advice here, but just an observation.
     
  3. Renegade13

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    Did you do sit-ups with your hands behind your head, or curl-ups with your arms crossed? The number seems a bit low for curl-ups, so you might want to work on your speed/technique. Elbows to thighs does not require the base of your neck to be above the base of your spine. Much shorter movement.
     
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    So true. Activation of DS's AROTC scholarship was delayed because several of his push-ups were not counted.
     
  5. Dckc88

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    I wouldn't over think the fitness test for your scholarship. I am not saying it isn't important, but their is no standard to meet, they just want to make sure you are capable. For the APFT when you get to school, the standard for men and women for sit-ups is identical, no changes for gender, my daughter had 44 curl-ups on her 1 minute test and the PMS said "that is a good number, surprisingly that is an area a lot of people struggle." Your push-ups already meet the 2 minute standard. Bottom line I would not over think it. If you want to retake it, do so, but I would not delay applying just for that.
     
  6. JLur

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    I did curl ups. I underestimated the speed I needed to start out at and I was rushing to get them in at the end. That's one of the reasons I'm asking if I should redo it
     
  7. AJC

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    No shortage of instructional videos on-line demonstrating proper form.
     

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