PRT on I Day

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  1. howacupcake

    howacupcake Member

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    Will we have our PRT on I Day? I read in the pamphlet that there will be a test given and we will have to meet the requirements. I have been training a ton, but a concern of mine is the pushups. I can do pushups but I usually don't go all the way to the floor with my chest to the ground (the proper military pushup). Will detailers not count pushups that are not entirely to the ground? I can get to about 2 -3 inches from the ground. I know that I will eventually master the proper push up but I am concerned about doing it correctly on the initial PRT test. Thanks!
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I don't believe we take a graded PRT until the end or after Plebe Summer. The initial fitness test is the Initial Strength Test. I haven't a clue about what that is, but I don't think it's the PRT.
     
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    You will find that I-Day is going to be jam-packed with getting haircut, filling a laundry bag with initial issue gear, learning the basics of saluting and moving in a prescribed direction without climbing over the person in front of you, waiting in lines everywhere you go, learning how to wear your white works and dixie cup, grabbing something purported to be a lunch, being herded into T-Court for swearing-in. Someplace in there you will get an abbreviated physical exam and the strength test. I think you will find the day goes by really fast and at some point you will begin praying for Lights Out so you can catch your breath and consider why it was that you wanted to become a midshipman - most of us were asleep before we could conduct a rigorous review of the day. Best wishes to you and your new best friends to be! It is very worthwhile and actually will become borderline enjoyable at times. Contrary to popular folk tales, plebes do have fun from time to time.
     
  4. NavyHoops

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    From what I can recall as a Plebe and Detailer the Initial Strength Test was conducted day 2 or 3 Plebe Summer. If I remember correctly it was a PRT and it is used as an assessement more than anything to gauge where you are physically. When doing your push ups for a PRT put a tennis shoe on its side under your chest. Hit the shoe each time doing your push up. If you do this it will be counted as a legit push up on the PRT.
     
  5. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    Aye. I was told by some enlisted Navy friends that your chest can't touch the ground for official pushups. Close, but not touching. The 90-degree elbow is what they told me to make sure of. Seems to me like a tennis shoe would make that happen.
     
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    AF- Thanks for the funny videos. I enjoyed them.

    Also thanks to everyone's input about the pushups! Looking forward to those pushups! haha:shake:
     
  9. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    As of recently the IST is pushups/situps and only a one mile run conducted on the first day of PEP (i.e., day 2 of plebe summer). Your performance on the run determines what ability group you run with over the summer, the other stuff just goes to your squad leader so they can keep an eye on your performance (or lack thereof) if necessary. Unless you do exceptionally well or exceptionally poorly no one will really take notice of how you do. The expectation is that you have prepared. Put out your best effort, and you'll be fine (actually, that applies to the entire summer...)

    And if we're posting spirit spots, this one's a favorite if only because it's from my class/company...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vAG9B2BAeg&list=FLdJ22JJ3R7GMC1Z8dKayBow&feature=mh_lolz
     
  10. AF6872

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    And Kaydet Gump is now an Ensign and Jenny is a Second Lieutenant. God Save America.:thumb: Nice one Huricane!
     
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