Hey guys, I'm currently in the process of applying to the USNA and I was wondering how important the CFA was regarding the application. I'm asking because as an offensive lineman in football, I struggle to post great numbers for pull-ups and the mile (About 8 pull-ups and a mile slightly below 7 minutes). Any advice on training for pull-ups and the mile? Just how much weight does the CFA carry on your application?
For an Olineman you can move!
I would work towards double digits on those pullups. My dlineman son does max reps on pullups 4 times a day and is up to 12 flawless reps now. Be sure to have a coach help you do a dry run on the CFA so you get a feel of how it all fits. My son is doing one a month until he formally tests. Just like the SAT, dry runs help.
Weight max is based in height, have you seen the chart? For my 6'2 son max is 211. He is getting as close as he can to that weight without sacrificing bulk, but Dropping fat.
You must be a junior? Contact the area coordinator for blue and gold officers (USNA website), introduce yourself, ask for your BGO and your regional football recruiting coach. If they want you for football, they will give you direction on the CFA and will help you with NAPS for more physical training and building you into their kind of body type for a lineman.
Are you wanting to play? Be sure you're in shape for the NCAA eligibility standards, too!