Acing the Military PFT Exams by specialforces01


									Acing the Military PFT
 Every branch of the military has
  different requirements when it
comes to physical fitness based on
  the branch and the age of the
The gender of the applicant will also
  play a role. If you are planning on
   joining a specific branch of the
military, such as the marine corps or
the army, then it will benefit you to
find out what specific requirements
     exist for that service branch.
If on the other hand you are simply
trying to get into better shape, you
    might aspire to be capable of
passing the PFT for specific military
          branches instead.
  The right workout information is
  going to benefit you significantly.
 You are going to want to be able to
do the same workout that someone
in the marine corps or special forces
     would do in order to qualify.
So whether you are looking to join
    the army reserve or the army
 national guard, or simply want to
boast that you could qualify for the
   green beret special forces, the
following PFT fitness information is
        going to benefit you.
   1. Become acquainted with the
specific requirements of the military
  branch. The basic PFT test for the
 army, for example, involves sit ups,
    push ups and a two mile run.
 There is a minimum score that you
     need to achieve, as well as a
recommended score that you should
 be aspiring to achieve. For example,
   you should be able to achieve a
   minimum of 49 push ups in two
minutes, but it is recommended that
  you be able to do more than 80.
     2. Always shoot to meet
recommended scores, or to exceed
them. To join the army rangers, for
example, you must be able to run 5
   miles in 40 minutes, but the
recommended score is 35 minutes
              or less.
  To join the air force you must be
   capable of running 1.5 miles in
 11:57, but it is preferred that you
run it in 8:55 for a male or 10:55 for
               a female.
   3. Set goals and work to achieve
     them. Start by looking at the
requirement for the military branch
    that you are interested in. For
example, if you are a male under the
 age of 30 and you want to join the
 coast guard, you need to be able to
  do a minimum of 29 push ups and
               38 sit ups.
 Begin by seeing how many of each
 of these moves you can do on your
own at the outset. If you can only do
 5 sit ups and 5 push ups, then what
       you will want to do is set
incremental goals that you can work
 up to, until you reach the minimum
requirements for the military branch
       that you are focusing on.
  4. Workout every day. Even if you
  are just doing a little bit every day,
 you need to make sure that you are
 working out every single day. Try to
 switch up what you are doing every
   day, so that some days have you
focusing on cardio activity and other
 days have you focusing on strength
By switching things up and keeping
 yourself active, you will be taking
    the most important steps in
preparing your body for this type of
       physical fitness exam.
 5. Adjust your goals as you go. You
 are not locked into any of the goals
  that you have, so make sure that
they are evolving with you as you go
 along. It is vitally essential that you
 be realistic and that you only push
  yourself to achieve what you will
       actually be capable of.
 If you cannot meet a specific goal,
do not get discouraged. Simply keep
   working at it, get healthier, take
 better care of yourself and you will
eventually achieve the goal that you
          set out to meet.
 It is entirely possible for you to train
 your physical self to meet the needs
     of a variety of different military
      branch PFT exams. The most
important things that you can do are
        to be informed about the
    requirements, be realistic about
   your expectations, and be flexible
    when creating and achieving the
            goals that you set.
You can achieve anything that you
set your mind to as long as you are
 realistic about your expectations
and do not push yourself too hard.
Whether you want to join the army,
 the air force, the marine corps or a
specialty branch of the military, one
of the first steps is to get your body
  in shape so that you can meet the
     physical demands of the job.
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