MIL Navy new PFA (physical fitness assessment) option.

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  1. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    PFA = Physical Fitness Assessment

    An eliptical machine will now be an option for the Navy's PFA. Along with the 1.5 mile run, 500 yard swin and soon to be stationary bike.

    The catch is your score isn't based on TIME but CALORIES BURNED in 12 MINUTES.

    So I gave it a try. I burned up my legs for 12 minutes, going between level 15 and 19 and sweated out 220 calories. The actual scoresheet for it hasn't been released yet so I'm not certain how good or bad I did. All I know it was rather difficult, (I had my weight vest on).
     
  2. Fearan

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    Hummm, doesn't sound like this is going to work too well or be accurate, but they probably know more about PT than me. :hsugh:
     
  3. MrRyan

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    They probably don't. :o And No...there's no way it can be accurate.
     
  4. Fearan

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    What confuses me is that some 400 pound fatty burns more calories going up 15 stairs than I burn running 5 miles. This seems like it puts everyone at an equal 'effort' standard more than an equal fitness standard.

    Unless the machines are made to count the total work done, regardless of weight/height, which I guess might work? But isn't that pointless? :dunno:
     
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    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    it has to be based on time and speed the machine is moving... i mean how would an exercise machine tell exactly how many calories your body is burning, especially considering its not connected to you in any way.
     
  6. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :rofl: this trumps the AF's bike test!
    which BTW is only used for people who are in a coma.
     
  7. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    good thing I didn't look too hard at the navy. I can hardly swim 150 meters
     
  8. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    wow...what a stupid idea

    the run is pretty easy for anyone who stays in shape, and the swim isn't that hard either. I don't see why they would need to add anything else to it other than dealing with too many pussies.
     
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    damnit now we cant make fun of AF bike anymore.....LAME
     
  10. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    If you don't swim on a regular basis, the swim would be more than difficult. Also, running is not easy for some. For me it's a chore. Sure, I do it and deal with the pain afterwards.

    The amount of calories burned will be based on your weight, (I would assume).

    The other catch is the commanding officer has to approve the alternate assessments and not just any eliptical machine can be used.
     
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    It will give a rough estimate. You have never seen a piece of excercise equipment read out calories burned?
     
  12. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Yes, it reads calories burned based on your weight.
     
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    I think it's a good idea. Personally, I think the Army needs to get with the times. Full sit ups? LOL. 2 Mile Run....lol.
     
  14. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    trust me...with the amount of time they give you it's a joke. You can backstroke the whole thing and still complete it. It feels long, but it's not.
     
  15. Killgunner

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    3 Mile Run in under 28 minutes == easy
    100 crunchs in under 2 minutes == easy
    20 pull-ups

    Every Marine in here can laugh at every other service member for PFA/PFT scores. Not saying we are better or cooler... just have tougher standards
     
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    yes, because the rest of us set those standards for ourselves...and pft is definatly something to laugh about :noes:
     
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    You should set high standards for yourself, to me it isn't about being up to par with military standards, it's about getting pussy.
     
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    i may not go as far as saying that but i do agree about setting the higher standards for yourself, which is why the topic isnt very laughable...
     
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    with downsizing it would save work for whatever department they are under to leave the standards how they are.
     

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