Weight Issue

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  1. sg2019

    sg2019 Member

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    I am only a junior (female) and during the past 6ish months I have been lifting weights for sports. I've put on weight and I now weigh 170 (height = 5'7") but my body fat % is 22%. Do I have to cut weight to fulfill my service academy dreams?
     
  2. Stevewar2

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    No, as long as your under 30% body fat you meet the Army standards for a 17/18 Y/O. I would be careful about what kind of training your doing. I had a great Soldier who was fit in the gym, but could not run or road march.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    At least for USNA, weight is not a "medical issue" per se. IOW, DODMERB will not DQ you for weight. However, the SA may be concerned. USNA at least allows a body fat test for those who exceed weight standards -- you might want to check on this.

    Also, agree with above poster -- be sure that you can handle running and marching in addition to strength.
     
  4. sg2019

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    I've been running to supplement the gym work and a few weeks ago I ran a 6:45 mile. Before I dedicated my self to breaking school records and being a team captain of my sport, I ran cross country.
     

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