CFA question

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  1. Chanmachine

    Chanmachine Member

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    Do you have to do the pullups for the whole two minutes? Just wondering because it seems kind of difficult to do that for that amount of time, especially because it doesn't seem to take to two minutes to do a (female)average of 3 pullups. If you stop before the two minutes are elapsed do you lose points? Does the same go for the pushups and sit-ups? I'm assuming it does.
     
  2. usnahopeful

    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    No, once you come off of the bar you're done. Same with pushups and situps- just crank out as many as you can do and try to use the two minutes for the pushups and situps but if you make so many mistakes (I think it's 2) they will tell you to stop. And for us females doing one pullup is better than maxing the flex arm hang :) GOOD LUCK!
     
  3. Chanmachine

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    Okay, that's good, I was a little worried because I was having trouble doing pushups for the whole two minutes. I did about 40, then got tired with about 30 seconds left.
     
  4. aznarkarus

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    There is no time limit for pull-ups.

    Good luck on your CFA! :thumb:
     
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    Actually, they will simply not count those pull ups. You may make *as many* mistakes as you want, your examiner should simply keep repeating the score of the last successful attempt you made. (eg, if you do 3 good ones, but then 2 bad ones the count would be "1....2....3.....3.....3...."
     
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    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    I meant I believe they will tell you to stop doing pushups if you miss so many...?
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    They won't count evolutions that are not done correctly. You can keep trying if you rest in the approved position(s) and there is time remaining. For example, if you're tired of doing pushups after one minute, you can rest in the "up position" until you're ready to go again -- assuming, of course, time remains in the event. Or you can just stop early (either b/c you've maxed out or b/c you can do no more). You don't have to try for the full two-minutes if you don't want to. It's a max time, not a required time.

    If you continue to have trouble performing an evolution correctly, it may make more sense to stop and conserve your strength for the next event than to continue expending energy without any benefit. For example, if you fail to complete two pull-ups in a row, it's unlikely that you are suddenly going to get the burst of energy needed to do one correctly. Thus, rather than keep struggling to do another one -- and burning energy -- when you're not likely to do another, you probably should quit that evolution and move on to the next one.
     
  10. Chanmachine

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    Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it a lot. Only five more days til NASS session 2!!
     

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