Body fat test

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  1. bria122

    bria122 New Member

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    I was sent a letter from USMA and they said that I needed to complete a body fat test. Does the Army include calf mesurements in their body fat test? My calves are 17.5 in.
     
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    Tape test

    No, the measurements are neck and waist. Height and Weight.
     
  3. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    You should have received the Body Fat worksheet along with the request. If you didn't, let your RC know and he will provide it. I have a copy of it but only the one for a male (can't tell from your screenname which gender you are - sorry!). If you would like a copy of that one, just PM me your email address.

    You also should have been informed who was authorized to conduct the test. Per our RC, it has to be a doctor, nurse, Army officer or NCO. He recommended just going to your local recruiting station since they are used to doing these measurements. Good luck!
     
  4. kjang0613

    kjang0613 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Does everyone get paperwork to complete a body fat test?
     
  5. Philip

    Philip Member

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    Usually not. They usually only request one if your height to weight ratio doesn't fall on their charts when they look at your medical examination. I had to do one earlier this year because I'm 210 lbs, but only 6 ft. tall. I'm assuming the same is true of those at the lower end of the spectrum as well.
     
  6. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I only saw one request for one from any of my candidates this year so I agree it's based on your reported height/weight.
     
  7. another13mom

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    Our son had his completed by the high school nurse, so not a big deal -- you should bring a tape measure with you if she doesn't have one on hand. If you look up the Army height/weight charts, you can find the max weight your height based on your age. If you don't meet the range, you will have to complete the tape test now and periodically while you are a cadet to make sure your overall body fat percentage is within their stated goals. Best of luck!!
     

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