DD Fitness test

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  1. Armydad88

    Armydad88 Member

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    My DD scored a 261 on her first fitness test as an M1 ARTOC. She's very excited. Just wanted to share. :thumb:
     
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    Congrats to your DD.

    Now the trick is to hold/ improve her score while getting deeper into schoolwork. Hopefully she finds the time to workout each day. Its got to be part of her routine.
     
  4. Armydad88

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    DD is a DIII varsity soccer player, well conditioned and loving ROTC. She has a competitive spirit and desires every day to stay ahead of the female cadets and most of the guys, too! :bounce1:
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    Great job, nice start.

    Tell your daughter to make good use of the Rec Center on campus. Soccer will keep her in great shape for the run, the Rec will provide the workouts needed to improve the PU and SU's. She will learn that morning PT will just maintain what she is doing now, working out on her own will provide the improvement.

    The fun starts when they reach their MS3 and MS4 years. The cadets turn 21 and start to venture into new activities. That APFT on Monday mornings after a long weekend with friends can be a killer. Funny thing is that some do better after a weekend like that.

    I had to laugh yesterday, my son is a MS4, we were on campus for Dad's Weekend. A lot of greasy food and late nights at the local watering holes, I was beat come Monday morning. Son had his APFT Monday morning, texted me that he got a 338, even he was surprised after that weekend.

    Sure is nice to be young.

    Best of luck to your daughter this year.
     
  6. kinnem

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    Congrats to your DD, ArmyDad88! It's great to be a proud Dad, ain't it? :thumb:

    I wanted to reemphasize Jcleppe's comments that the 3 times a week PT will only keep her at the level she is at. Focus on working out on her own time at the rec center or wherever is important. I would suggest doing it with a small group of fellow cadets if possible. It's always more motivating to do it with friends. My DS used to spend his Friday evenings that way and then they would all go out to dinner. They always had fun.
     
  7. EDelahanty

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    A good start for your daughter.

    I agree with the posters above that the regular morning PT does not by itself lead to outstanding APFT performance. However, with ROTC and the requirements of her Division 3 sport (not to mention a social life), there is real pressure on her to allocate her precious remaining time well.

    In particular I am thinking of the need to focus on academics and getting good grades. Hopefully, there's sufficient cross-training in her sport that the need for extracurricular workouts will be diminished.
     
  8. Armydad88

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    Power lift

    DD started lifting last fall, in addition to soccer and cardio (cross-fit) hybrid... She was asked by her gym to join the power lifting team. All 108 pounds of her dead lifted 265 #. She works super hard and continues to train, as well as keeping A's so far... She takes after her mom! :thumb:
     

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