Son has always been an athlete, (swim, cross-country, wrestling) and keeps in good shape with weights as well. He has been preparing for plebe summer by switching off running 5 miles one day and swimming 4 miles the next. He'll go to the gym and do rope climbs or climb the rock climbing wall when he isn't lifting. He wasn't seeing much progress lately in his push-ups, so we asked around and Stew Smith gave him some great advice: stop doing push-ups and pullups every single day. He referred us to his article on improvements in these areas and I wanted to make sure we shared the links he gave us: http://www.stewsmith.com/linkpages/dailypulluppushups.htm http://www.military.com/military-fitness/fitness-test-prep/pt-progression-series-1-the-pyramid Good luck to everyone whether they will be there this year or next.