Can anyone with daughters please post their fitness test times?

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  1. MBaumgarth

    MBaumgarth New Member

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    My daughter is struggling with the pull ups but I'm curious how other females that are in the application process have done on the fitness test.
     
  2. Bruce111

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    My DD CFA :
    Push ups - 50 (Max)
    Pull-ups - 5
    Mile Run - 7.04
    Shuttle - 9.8
    Bskt Ball Throw - 47'
    Sit Ups - 81
     
  3. ameisen_zug

    ameisen_zug Reapplicant

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    This is just from practice, but
    Pushups: 35
    Flexed Arm Hang: 20sec
    Mile Run: 7:50
    Shuttle: 10.1
    BsktBall: 40
    Sit Ups: 85

    I'm going to take the CFA at the end of the month in order to try to make the deadline for early action. If I "fail" one of the categories (Mile run, flexed arm hang, pushups) then I might wait another month and take it again.

    After a cross country season full of injuries, my mile time isn't where it needs to be, and my pushups are lacking. I have been practicing pullups and using my pull up bar at home, but I seem to be forever "almost there" with my pull up, so I'm working on both, and if all else fails, I"ll do the flexed arm hang for my CFA.

    Either way, I'm hoping to make some slight improvements in the next 3 weeks (adding anothing 5-10 pushups and dropping 10sec from my mile)
     
  4. JMS

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    I can't help with CFA scores, but I am told that even one pull up earns a higher score than any amount of flex arm hang. One may wish to consider holding off submitting CFA scores until the due date to give more time to train/practice/recover from injuries.
    The OP may also wish to reconsider using ones real name in any public forum such as this one.
     
  5. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    The USMC recently changed their PFT to pull ups for women vice the flexed arm hang. The USMC has created a dedicated site for this change that includes tips, training programs, etc. I am no longer on active duty, but most of my friends and several have used the program. They said it has worked well for them. Good luck!

    https://fitness.usmc.mil/FPFT/default.aspx
     
  6. drjunge

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    At time of admission my daughter also struggled with pullups. She did the flex arm hang for her CFA. She is at USAFA now and last spring did 5 pullups. What worked for her was doing reverse pullups. This is where you start in the pullup position, which may require someone to help or having a chair available, and then lower yourself as slow as possible. Not sure if that works for everyone, but it worked for her.
    Good luck.
     
  7. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    I don't remember all my scores, but here are the ones I do remember
    Push ups - ?? not very many, maybe 32, 34? somewhere in the 30s for sure
    Flexed Arm Hang - 60 seconds
    Mile Run - 8.04
    Shuttle - ?? somewhere between 9 and 10
    Bskt Ball Throw - 60'
    Sit Ups - 72

    No idea why I remember those from over 5 years ago...but I do. As for pullups, the most I ever got was 2, and that was right after basic, when I was super light with like 10% body fat. Honestly that was the biggest difference for me, dropping about 6 or 7 pounds in basic and getting down to my ideal weight. Also, negatives help, as well as using an assisted pull-up machine or an elastic band to assist when practicing.
     
  8. Staceyh

    Staceyh New Member

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    My daughter is all over the place.

    BB throw 26ft
    pull ups 2
    shuttle run 10.4
    sit ups 95 (max)
    push ups 49 (almost max)
    mile run 8:32
     
  9. Invisibility

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    Let's see...
    B-ball - I think 39'?
    23-ish sec flexed arm hang
    Shuttle 10 sec
    Sit-ups 54
    Pushups 50
    Mile run 7:37.

    A bit on the underwhelming side for most of those, but I'm doing OK physically here at USAFA. Not great, but not terrible. Of the 7 girls in my flight, 4 of us could not do pull-ups on arrival. At least 2 of us still can't. It's a pain for the PFT, but it's not a deal-breaker.
     
  10. MBaumgarth

    MBaumgarth New Member

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    Thank you to all of you for the info!
     
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    Sent you a PM earlier
     
  12. rosey2014

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    pull-ups: 6
    push-ups: 50
    sit-ups: 78
    b-ball throw: 47
    mile: 7:35
    shuttle: 9.4
    I'm glad you started this because I was also wondering!
     
  13. Alaskan Mom

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    Here's my daughter's scores...

    Basket ball throw= 28
    Flexed Arm Hang= 30.8
    Shuttle Run= 11.2
    Sit-up= 66
    Push-ups= 42
    Mile Run= 7:05
     
  14. toms663

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    Basketball 62
    Sit-ups max
    Push ups max
    Shuttle 8.6
    Mile 7.38
    Hang 20sec

    Loa 11/7/2013
     
  15. drjunge

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    My daughter, who is now a senior at USAFA, had the following scores:

    Basketball Throw 46 feet
    Flex Arm Hang 22 seconds
    Shuttle Run 9.9
    Situps 71
    Pushup 40
    Mile run 6:40

    As a qualifier, my daughter had these results 2 weeks after being released for full activity from the doctor for mono. She had been inactive for 7 - 8 weeks, but it was getting into November and we were concerned about waiting any longer to get her application package completed, so we chose to go ahead and do the assessment even if she was not at her typical fitness level. We sent a letter to her admissions counselor advising him of the mono situation.
     
  16. Simonedury

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    Bball throw 44
    Arm hang 45
    Sit-ups 91
    Push-ups 42
    Shuttle 8.8
    Mile 6:30
    Am I forgetting anything?
     

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