Pull-ups standards.

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  1. Line

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    What, from what you have all heard, are the pull-up standards on the CFA? As a male, do I need to hit double digits to even pass?
     
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    From the CFA guidelines posted on USMMA's website-

    The average pull-up score for a male is nine. Nine plus or minus two or three probably won't kill you if you slay the other events. You have plenty of time to prepare though, don't you?
     
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    I'm going to attend SLE in the summer, and pull-ups are tough to make big gains on. I've been making great progress but am only around the 5 mark. I know I'll improve, but I'm just not sure how much before I take the CFA at SLE.

    I was hoping for the extra couple months of practice I would get if I took the CFA at the end of August before fall sports, but I'm ecstatic for SLE. Hey, an officer has to adapt to changes in plans anyway right?
     
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    I understand, pull-ups used to be my worst exercise. If you ever get stuck, check out Armstrong's pull-up program (Google it). I've heard great stories from it and I've increased pull up count by 4 in a month. Definitely get in those reps and retake the CFA anyway!
     
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    Line summer junior year I couldn't do a single pull-up, by august I could do 9 and by my CFA time I hit near maxing out. Look up stew smiths pull up push work out on military fitness website. It's a very useful tool. I need to get back into shape now for CBT... Let myself slip over the holidays, my suggestion is work triceps back and biceps a lot. One of the muscle groups often neglected is the abs as well those help a lot with pull-ups. Work on form aswell arch your back inward and they are easier, almost like inclined bench press. If you are looking for "gains" eat 3500 calories a day, if you would like to lose weight and increase pull-ups eat a caloric deficit. Good luck,


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    I passed with four, but failed my push ups. I was authorized to retake it so I worked out for a few months and I doubled my push ups and got 7 pull ups and passed.
     
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