Practice PFT

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  1. goblacknights

    goblacknights Member

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    I took a practice President's Fitness Test last weekend and I got 37 pushups in 1 minute, 52 sit ups in 1 minute, and a 7:22 mile. Could anyone offer any advice or feedback on how I did?
     
  2. jeff

    jeff New Member

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    Try to get your push-ups into the 40's and your mile time down a little. Your sit-ups are excellent.

    To put things into perspective, my results (1 min) were 58 push-ups, 49 sit-ups, and a 6:58 mile time. With those results I received a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship to UCLA.

    Good luck with your training and apps.
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Scores look good, pushups could be better.

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/the-dreaded-pt-test/

    Remember that you will have to pass a APFT to validate your scholarship. Also remember that the PFT or PT test is only a small part of the criteria for the scholarship. Muscle heads, with no leadership or academic achievements will not be competitive.

    Keep running, (at least two miles every other day), lots of sets of pushups and sit ups, and you will do fine.

    Good luck
     
  4. Runningman2014

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    My scores were worse than that when I started out except for the mile but that because I have been running long distance since the sixth grade. After about a month, I was able to do 57 push-ups, 59 sit-ups, and a 5:3- miles. The only thing you can do to get faster at running is run. Since it is only a mile, I would do 2 long distance day (5-6 miles at about 70%), 3 sprint type day (either 8-10 400 or 4-6 800m attempting to hit a specific time), and an easy day (3 easy miles). For push-ups again you have to do them. I did 5 set of as many as I could do a night as breaks from my homework. I also made it harder by doing them from an elevated position. For sit up I would do as many as you could in 2-3 minutes, and do 6 inches, crushes, planks, etc. Hopefully, this helps!
     

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