need to take CFA

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  1. howacupcake

    howacupcake Member

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    was hoping everyone could post links for tips on the CFA. I am particularly struggling with the arm hang/pull up and basketball throw. thanks!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  2. matt123456

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    eat well before the CFA?
    buy a pull up bar if you have time to practice for the CFA and do as many pullups as you can until you can't no more.
    buy a basket ball and practice on your neighborhood road or at the gym.
     
  3. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    What I did to prepare was I stuck very heavy textbooks into a backpack, then did as many pullups as I could, and as slow as I could until failure. After that, I rested for about 15 seconds, took off the backpack and did as many as I could. Trust me, it helps with endurance and reps (I maxed out). Hope that helps! :thumb:
     
  4. matt123456

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    Nice one there I never thought of that. I use ankle weights (2.5 lbs on each foot) I can do about 5-7 pullups with weights on and they have gotten me to about 11-12 pullups without the weights.
     
  5. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    For the arm hang, do negatives: jump up to the bar so you're already in a pull up, then slowly go down. I jumped up about 5-6 pullups doing this.

    For the basketball throw, don't go straight back when you lean back, instead, twist your body and angle your arm at about a 45 degree angle. This will definitely increase your throwing distance. I went from 40ft-50ft to about 80ft switching to that technique.
     

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