AIM PFE Question

KM68

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Hello, All!

I have two enlisted Coasties and, as such, both have been through Cape May. The PFE for Cape May includes a timed NON-Cadence Push Up Requirement. (min req PU in a 60 second time frame) For the USCGA AIM push up standard, am I understanding correctly that it is a timed CADENCE requirement? Also, can anyone clarify if the push up requirement is "Chest To Deck" or "Break 90"?

Thanks so much for any help!
 

Aeroman65

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There is a PFE Instruction Manual manual on the CGA website. Here is an excerpt:
EVENT 1 CADENCE PUSH-UPS
Equipment: A stopwatch.
Description: Push-Ups must be completed to cadence, with one push-up completed every two seconds for a maximum of 60 in two minutes. The examiner should give the “up” command at one second and “down” at the next. At the start of the event, lie on your stomach with your hands shoulder-width apart (directly under your shoulders); fingers should be facing forward; elbows are bent (Starting Position). On the “up” command, elbows are locked, body straight, hips may not be flexed (Up Position). On the “down” command, back is straight with elbows bent to at least 90 degrees (Down Position). Continue doing push-ups, staying on cadence, for as long as possible. No resting is permitted and your hand position cannot be changed. The event is finished when push-ups are not properly executed, you cannot stay with the cadence, or two minutes has passed. Precautions: Resting is not allowed; do not lift your hands off the ground or change hand position; keep your body straight at all times; hips may not flex and buttocks should remain in line with your back and legs.
Scoring: Record the total number of properly executed push-ups. If the candidate is able to stay with cadence for two minutes, the maximum raw score is 60.
 

Aeroman65

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There are pictures included in the instruction manual. They didn’t paste here though.
 

Zunty

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If you find it helpful, here’s the audio we used for the push ups:
 

KM68

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There is a PFE Instruction Manual manual on the CGA website. Here is an excerpt:
EVENT 1 CADENCE PUSH-UPS
Equipment: A stopwatch.
Description: Push-Ups must be completed to cadence, with one push-up completed every two seconds for a maximum of 60 in two minutes. The examiner should give the “up” command at one second and “down” at the next. At the start of the event, lie on your stomach with your hands shoulder-width apart (directly under your shoulders); fingers should be facing forward; elbows are bent (Starting Position). On the “up” command, elbows are locked, body straight, hips may not be flexed (Up Position). On the “down” command, back is straight with elbows bent to at least 90 degrees (Down Position). Continue doing push-ups, staying on cadence, for as long as possible. No resting is permitted and your hand position cannot be changed. The event is finished when push-ups are not properly executed, you cannot stay with the cadence, or two minutes has passed. Precautions: Resting is not allowed; do not lift your hands off the ground or change hand position; keep your body straight at all times; hips may not flex and buttocks should remain in line with your back and legs.
Scoring: Record the total number of properly executed push-ups. If the candidate is able to stay with cadence for two minutes, the maximum raw score is 60.
Thanks so much! That was exactly the information I was looking for! Of course, as soon as you posted it, I saw it on the website. LOL. I am so sorry - I should have clicked a few more links on the CGA site before I posted! Thanks again!
 
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