Candidate Fitness Assessment :/

Ry0la

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Hey this is my first post on here, and I just wanted to let you all know a bit about my situation... I'm a rising high school senior who used to be obese and lost 75 pounds in order to get into better shape... however, after this weight loss, I had almost no strength whatsoever. I have been working out for about a year, starting out with about 5 push-ups to now close to 40. Unfortunately that isn't anywhere near the passing score for the cfa... I don't know if any of you were in my shoes, but im about right under minimum for all the requirements. I still have a year to train, but Id like some advice from some of you who have gone through this.
 

Dad2020

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In less than a year. If you are already near 40 push-ups, keep working. Work on your pull-ups and sit-ups as well. Stew's programs should help. Please follow the advice to the letter, including giving your body rest so it can recover.
 

NavyHoops

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And also if your family can swing it might be good to consult a nutritionist. Congrats on the huge weight lose, that is amazing and you should be proud. A nutritionist could help with a proper diet that helps support strength which may also help you shake up the plateau.
 

Ry0la

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And also if your family can swing it might be good to consult a nutritionist. Congrats on the huge weight lose, that is amazing and you should be proud. A nutritionist could help with a proper diet that helps support strength which may also help you shake up the plateau.


I may be able to pay for it witht he money earned working this summer. Thanks for the great advice all of you... I started that training program today by the way
 

Cerberi

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Good for you. This will be a great personal story to use for your essay and overcoming adversity interview questions. But be clear - you don't have a year. More like 6 months.

If you had the tenacity to lose 75 lbs, you have the ability to do well on the CFA.
 
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