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06-24-2007, 21:35 #1
FBI SA PFT Push-ups: Fast or Moderate pace?
What's the best technique in achieving better results for the push-up portion of the PFT? Doing push-ups as fast as you can (while maintaining form), or doing them slower?
Thanks!Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity
06-25-2007, 07:04 #2James 3:17
06-25-2007, 09:53 #38652 Guest
Does anyone know if at the Q they stick to the 5 minutes between events or if it is less. I also wasn't clear on the protocal for the situps. Can your hips slide back and forth at all? Whenever I am trying to do them as fast as possible, I have trouble controlling this.
06-25-2007, 10:30 #4
Fast or moderate, you'd better execute at the correct protocol or they won't count them. I've seen guys knocking them out at a fast clip and become incredibly flustered when the counter is not giving them credit for pushups.
Do them at your best pace, but make them count!
There's usually more time than 5 minutes between events as you move from station to station with your test group.“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” — Miguel de Cervantes
06-25-2007, 20:56 #5rustybender Guest
I'm finding that faster is better for me. Going at a moderate pace I can hit about 30. Starting out fast I can hit 40.
06-26-2007, 00:11 #6
As a proctor for the physical fitness at the local academy, I've seen both methods fail too. People starting out to fast and then are out of steam 1/2 way through; people starting out to slow and finish w/out achieving a passing score.
My advice, practice practice practice on what is most comfortable for you while maintaining proper form and getting the most repetitions you can in the alloted amount of time.
Good luck!“If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.”--Bob Hope
06-26-2007, 03:14 #7
Thanks for all the replies, folks. Got another question on push-ups, but about proper form.
I know I cannot stick my behind out, but my behind kind of sticks out more than the average person, so it almost looks like I'm intentionally sticking it out. Will I be able to explaint to the proctor that my body is straight, and that I in fact am not bending at the waist?Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity
07-01-2007, 20:58 #8Jeffcopopo Guest
07-02-2007, 10:21 #9
07-02-2007, 12:13 #10newcoatofpaint Guest
You may want to check out the PEACE plan, which you can search for on here. Using it for a few months, my pushup count went from the low 40s to the upper 50s/lower 60s depending on the day. I think many personal trainers would argue that working out 5 days a week is overtraining and counterproductive, but I've found it very useful and I know other people on here share similar opinions of the plan. Good luck.