Army PFT ???

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by hopeful_army_NP hopeful_army_NP Member Nurse

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience.

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Scooty Puff Jr

Scooty Puff Jr

Specializes in ER, NICU. 117 Posts

The APFT is a joke...IMO. Trust me when I say they could care less about walking, skipping, jogging, etc....I've seen it all. That said, I'm obviously only around Medical/Nurse corps soldiers so that could be the reason. People walked during the APFT while I was at OBLC, no one got in trouble or was looked down upon and now that I'm at my duty station the same thing still apply.

Wow, I can honestly say that if someone was caught skipping at my unit they would be immediately chastised. Maybe you can volunteer to be one of the graders and help to motivate the soldiers into taking the test seriously. Just my :twocents:

iToniai

iToniai

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience. 200 Posts

I've never seen any RN's out there as graders. Matter of fact, other than OBLC I've never seen any officers out there as graders. Anyhow, since your telling me to go volunteer in order to boast morale, I'm assuming you've taken your own advice. So when you volunteered to be a grader, how did you motivate those soldiers? And again I'm assuming you're a RN, how did your head nurse go about getting you out there as a grader? I know I've been told that my main responsibility is patient care....so I'm just curious, thanks!

Scooty Puff Jr

Scooty Puff Jr

Specializes in ER, NICU. 117 Posts

I've never seen any RN's out there as graders. Matter of fact, other than OBLC I've never seen any officers out there as graders. Anyhow, since your telling me to go volunteer in order to boast morale, I'm assuming you've taken your own advice. So when you volunteered to be a grader, how did you motivate those soldiers? And again I'm assuming you're a RN, how did your head nurse go about getting you out there as a grader? I know I've been told that my main responsibility is patient care....so I'm just curious, thanks!

Let me preface this by stating that I am currently a reservist so it is a whole different world. Yes, I am a volunteer grader. I am the OIC of height/weight (crapulent job) so it is an easy fit. I try to lead by example and give encouragement. We try to get volunteers to pace people on the run, I have paced people myself (only the older, more mature, slower crowd :D)

Kathyporter

Kathyporter

Specializes in L+D, ambulatory surgery, Womens Health. 30 Posts

I need you to pace me. I don't worry about the run, its' the damn situps. They kill my neck. I'm not overweight, I just suck at situps. But I'm doing them to get prepared and I will pass. I sucked at them when I was a Marine 30 years ago too, and I always got a first class PFT. Any pointers?

hopeful_army_NP

hopeful_army_NP

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience. 253 Posts

I DID :)pass but the sit ups where so hard! My run time was under 1 minute- I even surprised myself! It is def different when everyone is out there running and the clock is up so you know how fast(or slow) you are finishing each lap.

jeckrn

jeckrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR. Has 17 years experience. 1,868 Posts

Congrats

Kathyporter

Kathyporter

Specializes in L+D, ambulatory surgery, Womens Health. 30 Posts

congrats Hopefull. What was the run time? How many situps?

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,699 Posts

I DID :)pass but the sit ups where so hard! My run time was under 1 minute- I even surprised myself! It is def different when everyone is out there running and the clock is up so you know how fast(or slow) you are finishing each lap.

Good for you!! I rock the sit-ups and push-ups, but I am working on my running. How far did you have to run?

hopeful_army_NP

hopeful_army_NP

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience. 253 Posts

Good for you!! I rock the sit-ups and push-ups, but I am working on my running. How far did you have to run?

2 miles, the track at BOLC is .5 miles so you run 4 times around a track that seems so long. Here is the link to a APFT calculator. You will test about 1 week after arrival.

http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/army_board_study_guide_topics/physical_training/apft-calculator-online.shtml

hopeful_army_NP

hopeful_army_NP

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience. 253 Posts

congrats Hopefull. What was the run time? How many situps?

Run time 20:39, sit ups 43, push ups 23, my total was 199. I know I need to get better but was happy to pass the first time, I took a total of >5 minutes of my run time. By time I get to WINN I will be improved:).

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,699 Posts

I thought that was it. I'll be 38 when I go, so 17 minutes will give me 100 on the running. :) That's my goal, at a minimum!