AROTC pft

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  1. SOONERS96

    SOONERS96 Member

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    I was wondering just how much the board takes into account the pft score. Also is there a way I can explain it? Basically, I am mid-season right now as an offensive lineman and have spent the last 3 years working on explosive power; meaning sprints instead of distance, high weight lifts instead of high reps (would correlate to pushups). I am an athletic lineman (we run the wing-t so I pull a lot), not one of those fat bruiser types. After the season I am changing my work out routine to fit the rotc and army programs and I am cutting all of the weight I put on for football (currently 6'3 255). I haven't done the pft yet but I am nervous that I won't have an amazing mile time. I am wondering if I have a chance to explain what I just wrote during my interview, and if I am completely screwed?
     
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    If your application contains vitals like height and weight as well as your football activity, the officers reviewing it will manage to figure things out. Stay healthy and don't worry about justifying your mile time.
     
  3. soccmomer

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    Use the sprints to your advantage. Sprint the straights, do what you can on the curves.That helped my DS a lot.
     
  4. SOONERS96

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    update: I just completed my pft
    Pushups: 54
    Situps: 46
    Mile: 7:42
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    You should be fine for your application.

    Once Football season is over shift your focus to a more overall workout, lots of roadwork. Strike a balance between running and strengh training, you'll see some of your bulk decrease as you see your run time improve. Keep this up for the rest of the year and you should be ready for the start of ROTC. I hear about a lot of football players that work only to keep their strength up and then fail the APFT due to the run. Lowering your run time is harder then increasing your push up's and sit up's, so work hard on the road work once football is done.
     
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/the-whole-person-score-what-is-it/

    this post is from last year, but it should be pretty close to this year's process. The PFT is not the most important thing you will do during this process. And I'm not sure I agree with Ed regarding the Officer's on the board figuring things out. They have very little time to review each file, so I wouldn't put faith in anyone deciphering the numbers.
     

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