Male CFA Question

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  1. usma5627

    usma5627 Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I was just wondering I'm a male junior in High School and I've been practicing my CFA and I started working out everyday in all my categories. My first unofficial scores were 72 ft BB, 55 pushups, 95 situps, 3 Pull ups (I know), 9 second shuttle, and a 7:30 mile. The problem is I play football (lineman) so now I have to try and lose all of this weight (6 Foot 225 Pounds). I was just wondering what I need to work on most and any tips for improving my scores.
     
  2. Coltron

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    Do track or cross country for a season if possible and work on running. If not, then make a running routine and follow it. Other than that, buy a door mounted pull-up bar and do a few pullups every time you walk in and out of your room. Make pullups an essential part of your workout routine. Freshman year I couldn't do 2 pullups, now I can average 17-19. It's just practice and motivation. I don't think your weight is too bad, but you should try to lose some by cardio and running. Keep a healthy diet, limit soda and junk food. I'm 6'2" and under 170, which makes pullups a bit easier. It seems to me everything else you are good at, just work on running and pull-ups. Good luck!
     
  3. jstockdale95

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    There really is no easy way to improve your scores. It will just take sheer hard work an dedication. If you want to improve your mile time, run every day. A good way to improve a mile time that transcends the average "running every day" schedule, is to run increments of a mile (like a 1/4 mile) several times at the pace you want to run the mile of your CFA in. The next day, you run for 30 minutes at a steady pace to build endurance. For the pull ups and push ups, all I can say is do them every day. Maybe you can do sets of 5, or 6 for 6 days and on the last day of the week, see how many you can do in a row in one set. Same goes for push ups, have a schedule set for a couple of days, and on every couple of days, test yourself to see how far you have come. It is not easy to improve scores, but if you really want to, it will happen.
     
  4. navymomwannabe

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    My son is also a lineman (5'11" 234lbs for football....wrestling today at 215 just did his CFA)

    The running I think is the biggest thing for the big guys. DS got a 6:40 mile and 8.8 on the shuttle run. He also had 10 pullups (not bad for 220lbs!) So spend your time working on those things. Get a pullup bar for your room and do a few every time you go inside and out. And run, run, run! Get a running buddy to help keep you motivated. And then run some more. :)

    Good luck!
     
  5. davidhwang

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    you know that one group of friends of yours who goes to the gym everyday and lift? yeah. Time to do the same, man. But seriously, CFA isn't something u can be naturally good at by "practicing"... you really need to go to the gym and start lifting weights every other day, and run regularly. AFTER you get in good decent shape after a year of going to the gym, THEN try mixing ur work outs with CFA drills. Youll be amazed.
     

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