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Man... I'm freakin' out... I'm getting really anxious for this interview. If I pass this I get a huge scholarship and basically get the next 12 years of my life set in stone... I don't know what to expect, but I do imagine it'll be stuff along the lines of "why do you deserve to get this" "why do you want to be an officer in the military (navy)..." and that stuff... the PFT on the other hand... is a whole seperate animal...

 

Now, I'm currently in the process of preparing for the physical portion of the academy... That PFT is a 40 minute long series of 6 events. Pushups, situps, pullups, shuttle run, mile run and a basketball throw. The pushups, situps, and pullups are done in a "as-many-as-you-can-in-two-minutes" type event. With a five minute break in between. The basketball throw is a best of 3 tries, and basically, from your knees, you have to throw a basketball roughly 30 yds in the air... Shuttle run is a best of three event too. Mile run is last, of course... and is meant to cap off your test.

 

The timing of doing this during/right after the holidays can be a big help or hurt... but I'm still in decent shape, so I should do well... but I don't think "well" is good enough. Anyways, maybe I'll post pictures or something... but this thing is going down January 3-4.... :banghead

 

Wish me luck :thumbup

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Man... I'm freakin' out... I'm getting really anxious for this interview. If I pass this I get a huge scholarship and basically get the next 12 years of my life set in stone... I don't know what to expect, but I do imagine it'll be stuff along the lines of "why do you deserve to get this" "why do you want to be an officer in the military (navy)..." and that stuff... the PFT on the other hand... is a whole seperate animal...

 

Now, I'm currently in the process of preparing for the physical portion of the academy... That PFT is a 40 minute long series of 6 events. Pushups, situps, pullups, shuttle run, mile run and a basketball throw. The pushups, situps, and pullups are done in a "as-many-as-you-can-in-two-minutes" type event. With a five minute break in between. The basketball throw is a best of 3 tries, and basically, from your knees, you have to throw a basketball roughly 30 yds in the air... Shuttle run is a best of three event too. Mile run is last, of course... and is meant to cap off your test.

 

The timing of doing this during/right after the holidays can be a big help or hurt... but I'm still in decent shape, so I should do well... but I don't think "well" is good enough. Anyways, maybe I'll post pictures or something... but this thing is going down January 3-4.... :banghead

 

Wish me luck :thumbup

Basketball throw? 1 mile run? Are you serious?

 

"whole separate animal" :lol

 

You'll pass, don't worry.

 

There is really nothing to worry about. My advice to you is to look at others who are currently in ROTC and when you do that, you'll clearly see that you'll have no problem being accepted.

 

PFT's, even Marine Corps PFT's, are easy as long as you train for them the proper way. When you run 8 miles three times per week, a 3 mile run in 18 minutes on the PFT all of a sudden seems like the easiest thing in the world. When you do situps twice a week with 5 sets of max reps and unlimited time, an easy 2 minute maximum effort test will seem like the easiest thing in the world. Unless you're a fat slob, your body is capable of maxing out every single event, you just need to cross the mental barrier.

 

If you go into the PFT with your current attitude of "oh man this is going to suck, I am going to hate it, it's going to be so hard" well guess what? It's going to suck, you're going to hate it, and it's going to be hard. If you go into it with the attitude of "I can't wait, this is going to be awesome, i'm going to own this f***ing thing" then you'll have no problems at all.

 

I would say good luck, but I can guarantee you that you won't need it. It's going to be easy, don't even worry about it.

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