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  • mrgreenapplemrgreenapple Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    the army has the same extended scale. weather definently plays a part on your run time. I ran a 12:54 2 mile in missouri and a 14:30 1 week later in san antonio, tx (july.... ughhh)
  • AnnAnn Registered User Posts: 1,477 Senior Member
    I couldn't find an updated version, but this is the link to the 2003-2004 USMA Fitness Testing Information Booklet
    http://www.usma.edu/dpe/testing/BOOK2004.pdf

    After watching the Inside the Academies series last week, the indoor obstacle course is the test the cadets "love to hate".
  • rasdadrasdad Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    OK group, here is the question. Is this good enough to send in.
    My son took the CFA during the SLS and got was at risk on a couple of areas. He was given a practice test today by his coach and scored the following. SLS/today.
    Pull ups 0/4, Crunches 55/83, BBall throw 72/75, Push ups 21/29, Shuttle run 9.5/9.41, Mile run 7.51/7.16.

    He is 6'-3 @ 220 lbs and a 4 yr varsity basketball player. He is working out every day and will plans to take another practice test next week.
    What do you think. As always, the help is appreciated
  • mrgreenapplemrgreenapple Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    pushups and run need to be worked on the most.

    improving pushups...

    when watching tv whenever a commercial comes on do certain number of pushups. practice form. do a 2 minute test everyday and try and do one more pushup than you did the previous day.

    when you start the test keep pushing until you absolutely cant. then take a little break. while doing pushups your muscles are too tense to allow lactic acid in so you're able to do more.. If you take a break early, your arms will feel weak sooner. include wide, mid, and close hand pushups will being tested to use different muscles.

    to help my run I rotate long run endurance days with sprints and short run on the other days. on sprints do 30/60 and 60/120 second sprint walk intervals.

    tell your son hes doing a great job on improvement and keep working hard. The more in shape he gets now, the easier next summer will be for him.
  • jq722jq722 Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    yup everything of his looks good cept pushups and pullups. It means a lack of upper body strength. Have him lift weights...they help a lot. He has several weeks before he needs to get everything in...like mid nov. So have him practice on these two events and lift weights.
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