need to take CFA

howacupcake

5-Year Member
was hoping everyone could post links for tips on the CFA. I am particularly struggling with the arm hang/pull up and basketball throw. thanks!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
 

matt123456

5-Year Member
eat well before the CFA?
buy a pull up bar if you have time to practice for the CFA and do as many pullups as you can until you can't no more.
buy a basket ball and practice on your neighborhood road or at the gym.
 

skydivingkittens

NWP '12
5-Year Member
What I did to prepare was I stuck very heavy textbooks into a backpack, then did as many pullups as I could, and as slow as I could until failure. After that, I rested for about 15 seconds, took off the backpack and did as many as I could. Trust me, it helps with endurance and reps (I maxed out). Hope that helps! :thumb:
 

matt123456

5-Year Member
What I did to prepare was I stuck very heavy textbooks into a backpack, then did as many pullups as I could, and as slow as I could until failure. After that, I rested for about 15 seconds, took off the backpack and did as many as I could. Trust me, it helps with endurance and reps (I maxed out). Hope that helps! :thumb:
Nice one there I never thought of that. I use ankle weights (2.5 lbs on each foot) I can do about 5-7 pullups with weights on and they have gotten me to about 11-12 pullups without the weights.
 

JohnUSAFA

USAFA 2015 Appointee
5-Year Member
was hoping everyone could post links for tips on the CFA. I am particularly struggling with the arm hang/pull up and basketball throw. thanks!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
For the arm hang, do negatives: jump up to the bar so you're already in a pull up, then slowly go down. I jumped up about 5-6 pullups doing this.

For the basketball throw, don't go straight back when you lean back, instead, twist your body and angle your arm at about a 45 degree angle. This will definitely increase your throwing distance. I went from 40ft-50ft to about 80ft switching to that technique.
 
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