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lsu777
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Presidential Fitness Test Standards
So I have been training my kids and started to do some research on the old presidential fitness test we use to take as a kid. I was shocked at what they need to be able to do get in the top 85%, hell even top 50%. How many of yall could pass(50%) much less score in the top 85% for lets say a 12 year old.

Curl-ups=situps

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-Situps
-Shuttle Run
-V-Sit Reach
-One Mile Run
-Pull Ups
-Pushups


I could do the pullups, pushups, situps and prolly the shuttle run. Big no on the mile and very iffy on the V-Sit reach. Highlighted my weaknesses thats for sure.

Might post this on the OT for the laughs. Figured get serious answers here.

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LSUAlum2001
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Presidential Fitness Test Standards


Why did this stop?

Did it make some kids feel bad because they couldn't do the minimum due to their parents letting them get too fat?
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lsu777
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re: Presidential Fitness Test Standards
only thing i could find was something about a breach in data on the site.

But in the end, this shite needs to come back and come back with the quickness.


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Salmon
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I'd get everything except the V-sit reach

if I remember correctly, the only thing I couldn't do when I was 12 was the pull-ups



lsu777
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I'd get everything except the V-sit reach

if I remember correctly, the only thing I couldn't do when I was 12 was the pull-ups


me too, but my body is different now lol. When i got to high school, the coaches cut all that long distance shite out and had me focus on sport specific sprinting distances, i suck at long distance now.


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NOLALGD
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re: Presidential Fitness Test Standards
I was opposite of you, was a skinny soccer player/runner so I could do all of the running/endurance stuff easy, but nost sure about the push-ups and would lucky to get 2 or 3 pull-ups out at my best.


lsu777
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I was opposite of you, was a skinny soccer player/runner so I could do all of the running/endurance stuff easy, but nost sure about the push-ups and would lucky to get 2 or 3 pull-ups out at my best


no this was me back then in elementary and middle school. Now I am the exact opposite.


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TideSaint
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re: Presidential Fitness Test Standards
I could do all of it, but I am in the military so it's kind of cheating.


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lsu777
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I could do all of it, but I am in the military so it's kind of cheating.


not really, hell half the people when i was in, consistently failed and had to retake.


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Pintail
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-Situps


Yes
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-Shuttle Run


No idea, but I probably could get close.
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-V-Sit Reach


Yes. I am all torso and no legs. Never had a problem touching my toes, and can palm the ground.
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-One Mile Run


Before Covid yes, now I don't have a chance.
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-Pull Ups


Yes
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-Pushups


Yes


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re: Presidential Fitness Test Standards
We took it when I was about 12. I passed everything but the mile. The crazy part is I was pretty much a beanpole but still couldn’t run for distance. The only number I remember today was I did 61 sit-ups in one minute. And I didn’t have the most in the class.


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Athos
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I still have my award in a closet somewhere in a tub of old grade school shite.

Just how fat and out of shape is the average kid these days? I ran a sub 7 mile in fifth or sixth grade.
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tke_swamprat
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I remember farting while doing the sit-ups....


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Aristo
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I think they changed it to how fast you can run through a buffet line now.


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lazy
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I passed all of it except pullups which I sucked at. But I made up for it by running a 5:16 mile. Although now that I think about it, I was 13 when I ran that mile.
This post was edited on 10/26 at 11:07 pm


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