Training for the CFA?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by robinhood17, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet 5-Year Member

    Nov 12, 2010
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    I am beginning to train for the fitness test, and was wondering if anyone had any tips,or workout plans to increase my scores? How did you practice the basketball throw,or the pull-ups? I am a female, and these are my self reported scores thus far:
    mile run: 9 minutes (I'm just starting to run long distance again:rolleyes:)
    sit-ups- 90 (max)
    pushups- 45
    pull ups- 6
    shuttle run-untested
    basketball throw- 60 feet

    With a heavy course load,girl scouts, and community activities, i have been unable to participate in highschool sports, so i am aiming for max scores in every category possible. Thank you very much for your time.
  2. Ectriso

    Ectriso 5-Year Member

    Oct 16, 2010
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    Other than the mile, everything else looks great. 6 pull ups for a female will look very nice. The max sit-up score I believe is 95 though. I would just make sure that you max out push ups and sit ups because these are the scores that you can easily just practice everyday and improve.
  3. Ken2012

    Ken2012 5-Year Member

    Dec 14, 2009
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    BB Throw:

    Work on alternating running routines. One day work on short fast runs, other days longer slower runs. It would be helpful to work on stretching so that you can take longer strides. Also this might sound weird but make sure you have good shoes. I see alot of people that have shoes for flat footed people and etc.

    BTW I would practice everything. If you fail one event you fail the entire thing (Though I think that the mile is the only thing you need to worry about).
  4. lightfoot

    lightfoot 5-Year Member

    Apr 5, 2010
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    Other than the mile, your scores look great! I passed my CFA with scores that were lower in every category, except the mile. But I am involved in 3 sports a year. Ken2012 gave you good advice on improving the mile. But don't forget to rest at least one day, to give your body a chance to recover.

    And don't forget that each year, the pass/fail benchmark changes for the CFA. So keep working hard to max out everything you can. (you're close anyways).