OBLC ht/wt/body fat% questions - page 2

If you show up to OBLC over the ht/wt and tape will they let you stay for the course and be re-evaluated at the end? I am about 22 lbs over my max wt, but only 2 or 3% over the body ft requirement.... Read More

  1. by   jeckrn
    Sounds like they where using the BMI index. Most people that are bodybuilders that I know in the military have no problem passing being taped. Taping is just one way of giving an "average" of what someone at a particular height should be. I have a small neck so if I have to be taped my body fat % comes in high. I know of others of the same height who have big guts & big necks who tape out with less body fat. What I am saying is that it is an inexact science. The only true way to figure out body fat is hydro test.
  2. by   olderthandirt2
    I was in the Reserve class in Nov. 2009 OBLC---you won't be sent home if you don't pass your Diagnostic APFT, but as the previous posters stated.....you will be a "no go".
    Reservist didn't have the opportunity to re-take the DAPFT during OBLC, but you were sent to do remedial PT 3 days a week instead of combatatives.

    No worries, just keep working out.....And you might want to workout in the heat of the day to acclimate. Obviously, don't overdo it......but that is what I did after I PCS'd to San Antonio a few weeks ago.
    I came from Oregon and running was a "non-sweating event". But in San A., it was 99 degrees with 48% humidity at 18:00 when I ran a few days ago. I am pretty sure I saw some "turkey buzzards" following me! Anyway, it took a few weeks but now running in that heat is o.k.......& when you get up at 0430 to do your AFPT----it seems almost cold at 80 degrees!!

    YOU CAN DO THIS!!

    good luck,
    c.
    Last edit by olderthandirt2 on Jun 20, '09
  3. by   jeckrn
    When I went in '03 Reserve OBC you where sent home if over wt or body fat and had 10-15 sent home because of this. Wt/body fat % is one part of the APFT. Once you take a APFT for record you can pass all the physical parts but if you are overweight or bodyfat it is still counted as a fail. Also back in '03 we didn't do any PT over then the APFT since they stated that there is not enough time in the 2 week period to do PT and cover all the areas of instruction that needed to be covered. Sounds like things have changed, which they always will be doing. Change is good for the most part.
  4. by   Cursed Irishman
    Quote from LZRN
    I am about 22 lbs over my max wt, but only 2 or 3% over the body ft requirement.
    Not that it matters, but did you have this weight when you commissioned or have you since put this weight on?

    Beware, TRADOC-type schools schools generally tape loose around the waist and tight around the neck.
  5. by   athena55
    Well, at least my Company Commander (A Co) doesn't tape neck or wrists anymore. We just have our waist and hips taped.
  6. by   kkcrank
    AF run is 1.5 miles, actually.
  7. by   just_cause
    Quote from Cursed Irishman
    Not that it matters, but did you have this weight when you commissioned or have you since put this weight on?

    Beware, TRADOC-type schools schools generally tape loose around the waist and tight around the neck.

    ..... sooner then later I imagine they will be taking away my cherished biscuits and gravy from the standard dfac menu to be more 'diet' friendly... that would be a tragedy!
  8. by   lweatherby
    Hey did you get any credit with the navy for your 3 years of social work experience? My first degree was in social work.
  9. by   just_cause
    ....credit?

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