What's Good score for push-ups on PFT for AROTC App?

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  1. Future2LtMom

    Future2LtMom Member

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    My son is recovering from a shoulder injury early in his sophomore year. We didn't realize that it hadn't healed completely until close to a year later (long story). We took him to a physical therapist that specializes in sports-related injuries. He had significant scar tissue that had to be broken down (DS said that was NOT a fun process). So now he's been working on his push-ups for the PFT (not worried about curl-ups or run-he's in great shape). What would be considered a good number on the push-ups? DH is former military & has been working with DS on his training. DH insists on perfect form or he won't let the rep. count (no chicken pecking push-ups allowed)! :shake: I think he's up to about 50 reps of non-stop, perfect form push-ups. I believe his goal is about 60.
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    Future2ltMom: Sounds like a good goal.

    Here is a paste from a 2004 study of Army cadets at Illinois State University. Cadets were 19-23 so they have matured a lot more but it gives a realistic goal of what the students scored:

    Male cadets (21 +/- 2.2 years; height 177.4 +/- 6.6 cm; mass 79.2 +/- 9.4 kg) scored 49.6 +/- 6.1 ml.kg(-1).min(-1) for Vo(2)max, 14.8 +/- 4.2% fat, 86.5 +/- 24.9 kg 1RM bench press, 2-mile run of 13.97 +/- 1.4 minutes, 70.5 +/- 12.8 sit-ups, and 60.2 +/- 13.2 push-ups.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15574107

    I have no idea if relevant but it is a starting point. I am sure some AROTC posters can help dial in a more accurate number.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Nick0726

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    I don't think the PFT is scored on the application, they just administer it to see.
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    The PFT is scored, 50 is good. Have a good run time
     
  5. Future2LtMom

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    Thank you for everyone's input!
     
  6. cbullen

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    I suffered from a rotator cuff/fracture in my shoulder and got the surgery for it around 5 months before the PT test for the army scholarship. I got 46 if I remember correctly and still got a scholarship. Obviously every applicant is different and there really isn't a quota for anything, but that is what I got. Now I'm working on the remedial for my DQ because of that same shoulder
     

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