Navy PFA Question

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  1. ZackL

    ZackL Member

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    Hello all.

    Been working very hard to keep/get in shape for my PFA in the fall. My run and sit up scores are quite good, and I am working very hard on push ups.

    My question is this and it's a bit difficult to ask. Is "probationary" considered passing the PFA if I score it in only one event? My average still comes out to a "Good medium" but I was wondering about this small detail.

    I know I'd be wise to aim higher than this, and trust me, I am. I work on it every single day. It would just be a little peace of mind to know about this minimum.

    Thank you. :smile:
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    ZackL: I don't know for sure but did a google search and found this reference: http://www.navy-prt.com/files/6110.1J_-_Physical_Readiness_program.pdf

    Per the source: "The PRT is passed when a member scores satisfactory or
    above in all events."

    From memory, that is how I remember it being administered and DS confirmed that is how his unit judges the PT test for Navy ROTC candidates.

    Good luck
     
  3. ZackL

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    Awesome, thanks. I can definitely get satisfactory for push ups.

    Have a great day!
     
  4. c2m3m

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    PRT (NROTC version) Gouge

    There is a lot of confusion regarding NROTC PRT scores. Background: the real Navy uses the scoring table in the current PRT instruction OPNAVINST 6110.1J. Enclosure 3, for Males, says the passing score is the Satisfactory level: 50 situps, 42 pushups, 12:30 run.
    However, NROTC is not the real Navy and many Units are still using the old PRT instruction OPNAVINST 6110.1H (new instruction versions get a subsequent letter). The old instruction has the Probationary level you reference. The Units which still use the old instruction generally require you meet the Good Medium level as specified in Appendix A-1. For males, that equates to 71 situps, 60 pushups, 10:30 run.
    Some Units may use the current instruction but require you to meet the Good level (even though the Satisfactory level is passing), which for males equates to 62 situps, 51 pushups, 11:00 run.
    Basically, it appears your Unit can define passing however they want. If your Unit isn’t sure which scoring table they’re going to use, I would train to the 71 situps, 60 pushups, 10:30 run numbers for the Good Medium level from the old instruction. DS just commissioned and that’s what they were using.
    Keep in mind you have to be able to touch your toes while sitting and also be within weight standards. You can do enough situps, pushups, and run fast enough but still fail the PRT because you’re overweight.
    Training suggestion for pushups: do a minimum of 100 every single day. It’s fine to do them in sets of 20 or 30. Just do 100 at a minimum and never skip a day. There are lots of training methods and theories but the truth is you just need to do a bunch of them. Your muscles will strengthen as a result. After a month, you’ll notice you can do at least 20 and probably more before you max out. When you approach the date of the PRT, do not workout at all for 3 days prior. That way your muscles will be fresh and you will be able to achieve your best scores. The biggest mistake I’ve seen sailors make is they work out right up to the PRT and end up being too fatigued to pass.
     
  5. awfarley

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    I'm trying to max scores on the AFROTC PFA and I've been using an app on my phone called '100 Pushups'.

    I highly suggest using it. I know developing a pushup routine isn't all that hard but there is something satisfying about seeing your results calculated and having some sort of motivation that you can see.

    When I did my first pushup max in one minute all I could do was 42. After about 2 1/2 weeks I have increased that to 62. I'm pretty sure by next week I'll be able to max the AFROTC pushups at 67.

    Like I said before, there's just something about having it on an easily accessible phone app that makes doing the work almost fun.

    Another thing I did about a year ago was flip a deck of cards and do the face value in pushups. Ace is 11, Face cards are 10, and numerals are simply the number. Wait about 15 seconds between each. My goal was to flip through an entire deck (220+). I got to 166 before I lost motivation and stopped. Good Luck!
     
  6. MedB

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    Awfarley,

    I remember reading somewhere that one of the SFs uses a deck of cards that way.... each suit is an exercise type like clap push ups, burpies, etc.... and the values are the reps they do. And they play games like "war" where they keep going till one person wins. Now that's a tough work out....
     
  7. ZackL

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    Thanks all. Touching toes, run and sit ups are a breeze for me but push ups are not coming easily. I'm doing my best though and am confident I'll get there.
     

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