What is the requirement for passing the prt at OCS? Do we need a good low in all events or excellent low? (for our respective age)
12:24 1.5m run
12:24 1.5m run
Excuse my ignorance, but could you explain "knife hands"?The biggest thing for the PFA is that I don't think most people practice properly for it.
Pushups: must be done with knife hands, head looking forward. You must make 90 degree angles with your elbows. This makes a huge difference in the amount you can do. Also, there is no such thing as stopping early, but above all else maintain form. Better to do 60 perfect PU than 80 not perfect ones; the latter will get you zeroed.
Situps: must be done with knife hands, arms cannot move at all. Again, same as above: maintain form above all else. You only need to pass the in-PFA, not be a hero.
Run: This is the biggest one because there is about 1/4 - 1/2 mi worth of warmup running before you actually do the run. The guy testing me at the recruiting station made me privvy to this, so I was ready for it. If you're on the cusp, this is going to make you roll because the warmup lap will feel pretty darn fast. Make sure you can do 2 miles before crapping out.
I didn't really feel like fatigue was a factor in my in-PFA, tbh, but maybe it was because my run was 1:00 faster just a week later. But I digress: maintain form, and expect to run more than just 1.5 miles.
Hand is straight out with fingers and thumb together. Think a karate chop hand.Excuse my ignorance, but could you explain "knife hands"?
Also, what's a typical PT run distance during OCS?