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  1. Gwatalupe

    Gwatalupe New Member

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    How much can you improve your physical abilities within 2 1/2 months realistically? I'm very unfit for the Academy right now. The only thing I've got down is the shuttle run. I'm training everyday, but is it really possible to go from like 2 push ups to 40? (female)
     
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    Yes, I think you can significantly improve in the given time period. At least I can say that I followed a method for push-ups and more than doubled my count, e.g from 22 to over 50 and still going strong. There are a few methods you can research on-line, but this is what worked for me: http://www.stewsmith.com/linkpages/pushuppush.htm.

    Good luck
     
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    Alright, thank you so much :)
     
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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    If you really put yourself to it, you can improve EVERYTHING. Of course, you have to want it.
     
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  5. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    Definitely, I had a pretty severe car crash that limited my physical activity for over six months when I was at USAFA. When I got healthy(ish) I was at ground zero for fitness (we're talking 10 sit-ups, 1 or 2 real push-ups). I did sit-ups and push-ups every day and by the time I took the USAFA PFT about two months later I was able to do about 40 push-ups (perfect ones, I had 5 more that weren't quite good enough to count) and I did the USAFA PFT max for sit-ups (95 in 2 minutes). Hope that gives you some encouragement.

    The key for me was to do as many as I could of both at least 3 times a day and for push-ups, I did as many as I could and then as many MORE as I could on my knees

    Good luck! It also helps to have a partner. I had roommates that would do them with me to help keep me motivated
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    You can improve quickly, but you need to take your workouts seriously and use a good strategy. There are more and less efficient ways to improve, but they all require some hard work.
     
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    Woah, that's awesome! I just got inspired haha. I hope I can do the same. Thank you. :)
     
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    For sure. You can make a radical change in all categories. You can also lose weight by being disciplined with your diet at the same time, if weight is one of the reasons you are struggling. Less weight and more strength, on top of practice in the events could result in a great score in half the time that you have. You need to have a vision quest.
     
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