CFA

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  1. USAFAUSMA

    USAFAUSMA Member

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    I'm taking the CFA this summer and have been working towards doing my best possible when the time comes. I would like to ask, however, if I might be at risk of failing one of the events so I can make sure to work extra hard on that one to avoid failing the entire test. My sub-average events are:

    BB Throw: 55-60 ft as of today
    pullups: 10 (sub-average for USAFA) as of today
    mile: 7:00-7:15 as of this past Fall
    shuttle: never done this with exact measurement

    Also, just to clarify the instructions, is it okay to rest in the "up" position during the 2 minutes of pushups, as long as no hand/foot leaves or other body part touches the ground? Because with short breaks I can get 60+, and without I'd estimate 50 is my max.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. stlcards2012

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    First of all, I believe you can rest in the leaning rest position for pushups.

    Secondly, I got accepted to both USNA and USMA with these scores

    12 Pull ups (20 Now)
    62 Push ups (85-90 Now)
    95 (max) sit ups (100-105 Now)
    7:02 Mile (630-700 now, running or time is extremely hard for me.
    72 Basketball (Havent done this since)
    and like a 9.3 shuttle run. (Not sure)

    So you are right where you need to be. Just keep working. Try establishing a program where you focus on one group of muscles a day and practice each event several times a week. Practicing the events is the single best way to prepare. Also, take the CFA as late as you need to to get your scores up as high as possible. No need to rush and try early to give some semi average scores. It has only been 4 or 5 months since I took the CFA, give or take, and those are my scores then and now so just keep working as much as possible.
     
  3. USAFAUSMA

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    Thanks for the info, and congratulations on your acceptances!

    I'm not trying to rush, the time issue is that I'm going to the SLE and taking the CFA there on June 2nd. Despite the fact I can probably take it again next Fall, I want to do as well as possible when taking the test at the academy itself.
     

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