Failed body fat test

Alan99

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Greetings,

I just took my body fat test for the USAFA, and I was around 22% body fat. Does anyone know what will follow? I'm just wondering if I'll be DQ'd because of this. As always, any help is appreciated.
 

KTMDad

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Greetings,

I just took my body fat test for the USAFA, and I was around 22% body fat. Does anyone know what will follow? I'm just wondering if I'll be DQ'd because of this. As always, any help is appreciated.

Is that a new test for admission this year? We have two at USAFA and I don't recall either one taking a body fat test as part of their application process.
 

kinnem

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Is that a new test for admission this year? We have two at USAFA and I don't recall either one taking a body fat test as part of their application process.
One only does the body fat test if they fall outside the weight/height guidelines. The test goes back for years.
 

laxer98

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At this point, I would start going on a strict diet and pair it with a tough workout plan. Even if you do receive a waiver, this is a problem you will face on I day and later on throughout your career. Get it down as low as possible, while doing it in a healthy way.

Good Luck
 

Billberna

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Eliminate all sugary drinks and make sure you eat a significant protein (over 10 grams) with every meal or snack. Have a light meal or snack (again, with protein) roughly every 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Limit net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) to no more than 45 grams for a meal, half that for a snack, and aim for less. Never gorge on carbs. Don't bring potato chips into the house. My DS lost 3 pounds in one week just doing this. Good luck.
 

theduke

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My son received a letter saying he was outside the body fat % but still a candidate. I'm not sure it is right because he is 6'2" weighing 190lbs. If anything he has a swimmer type body and is tall and lanky. Im hoping there was a mistake somewhere.
 

laxer98

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My son received a letter saying he was outside the body fat % but still a candidate. I'm not sure it is right because he is 6'2" weighing 190lbs. If anything he has a swimmer type body and is tall and lanky. Im hoping there was a mistake somewhere.

https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/MedicalAppendix1.pdf

Looking at this document, I would say that it was more than likely a mistake with Admissions having a hard time reading the measurements, or simply just put the numbers in wrong. I would reach out to Admissions, specifically the Medical Advisers (if they have gotten to you already), and inform them of the mistake.
 

theduke

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You were correct, his height was at 73, weight 194. His BF% is 20.6

The max weight on that chart is 189, the weight is definitely attainable but not sure if he will get a second chance to weigh in again. He will try and talk to his ALO, Thanks for this info.
 

Dsmcse

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My son was a little over and was able to retake his body fat test and past. He is currently in his first year at USAFA and thriving! I would suggest working out as much as possible and take it again if possible. Good luck to you and don't give up!
 

theduke

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Thanks for the info, that will be encouraging for him to know. Funny thing is, he had been trying to gain weight for football. Guess it worked. He still looks skinny to me.

My apologies for semi hijacking this thread.
 
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