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wannabeplebe

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Does anyone know the minimum flexed arm hang passing time? I know these type of questions are frowned up because no one should just be trying to pass, so please don't reply if that's your answer. I'm just looking for some insight.
 

karebear

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I don't know if minimums are published by the academies but the average for flexed arm hang is 54 seconds I think. Also, doing 1 pull-up scores higher than when you max out on flexed arm hang so keep that in mind. I would try for at least 1 pull-up. Good luck!
 

NavyHoops

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None of us known the minimum. The closest thing you can get is someone chiming in with their score and saying they passed. If 54 is the average I would shooting for that to be safe. Honestly at this point it's nearly the end of January, just get it done.
 

usnakenzmi

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I was told by a summer seminar detailer that even one pull up scored higher than if you did a flexed arm hang for an hour or even more... your best bet is definitely to aim for even a single pull up
 

hockeygirl

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I "passed" the CFA with a 17 second arm hang. I did a pull-up right in front of my coach but she wasn't paying attention (and unfortunately I couldn't get another). Keep in mind it's a cumulative score. Good Luck!
 

wannabeplebe

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I "passed" the CFA with a 17 second arm hang. I did a pull-up right in front of my coach but she wasn't paying attention (and unfortunately I couldn't get another). Keep in mind it's a cumulative score. Good Luck!
Thank you so much! I think this is the first actual number I've gotten since being on this site. I'm very sorry about what happened with your pull-up... it seems crazy unfair :( but I'm glad you passed! Good luck to you!
 

hockeygirl

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No problem, I kinda did a matrix of all the passing/ failing scores (which I spent a couple of searches on finding) and then added in the requirements for the PFT which created a couple of guidelines and goals. The best advice is to do your best and aim for the maximums- you can't go wrong with an 100%.
 

EfusaurusRex

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NavyHoops is right. Nobody knows the exact minimums so all you can really do is look at the scores of those who passed and fail and try to get a rough estimate. My CFA strategy was to make the average score my minimum, and for the most part it worked very well.
 
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