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being max bf% at meps?

right now my army recruiters gave me the a-ok to go to meps and i told them i got to think about. i'm at the maximum body fat allowable. i'm 21 5' 8" 38in waist 16.5-17" neck 210 lbs. how common is it for people, people who barely meet the maximum bf% standards go to meps?

i just don't want to be the big guy that stands out of all the others you know.

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MEPS won't be the issue. It's walking into boot camp that will get you. How's your physical fitness? Can pass the physical fitness test?

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yah i can pass the pt test at reception but not by much but i can pass it.

if i'm correct it's like 13 pushup's 17 sit up's and a mile run in 8:30

i guess i'm wanting to hear that some of you went to meps or reception or boot with some heavier guys so i know i'm not the only one bigger when i arive.

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yah i can pass the pt test at reception but not by much but i can pass it.

if i'm correct it's like 13 pushup's 17 sit up's and a mile run in 8:30
I don't know what test they are giving you, but that can't be right unless thats just the bare minimum to get past MEPS but it won't get you out of Basic. What service are you trying to enter? What age as well, because that also influences how much you need to do?

Look at the requirements for the branch you are entering, not the requirements for MEPs. If you can't even get close to the branch requirements then basic is going to suck terribly for you and you may not even make it out.

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i'm 21, will be 22 by time of basic. army. that is the standards to get past reception. first is meps-no pt, reception- score 50% on pt, then basic training-score 60% on pt?

it's hard finding accurate up to date info about pft's

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Man, if I were you I would start eating right and exercising like yesterday to get in shape. You're going to be in a world of hurt if you go in there just meeting the bare minimum.

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Your going to have to get into shape obvsiously. If I were you ,after meps I would hit it as hard as you can until you report to basic. In the AF we PT test twice a year if your not in the excellent category (90% or above) I have been a PT leader for a long time and I can tell you the average Airman is gonna be able to do about 45-50 Push Ups in a minute, and 45-50 sit ups and probly runs around a 12:30-13:30 Mile and a half. Any more than 37 inch waist and your gonna have problems. The AF has minumums in each category to, and if you are over in even one category you fail overall. I am sure the Army has something similar to this for their test's but cant quote exactly what they do. The AF does not care what you weigh or what your BMI is anymore but over your max waist and its a automatic fail. Wanna say like 39 inches. Oh and you need a 75 min to pass overall. Max points in each category is 60for the run, 20 for the waist, 10 for push ups, 10 for sit ups = 100 total possible points. Your recruiter should go over all these things with you for what the army does, just ask him.


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To get past ARMY basic it is 50% in each category. Your 22 so it will be around 40 pushups 50 situps and around 17 minutes in 2 miles.

When I left for basic I was only able to do around 20 pushups, BUT I was doing them all wrong (slow and controlled) on a pt test you want to do them fast as you can and try not to use your muscles going down, sorta let gravity do its thing.

I went to basic with A LOT of heavy guys and while they struggled EVERYONE of them passed. They will get you into shape, some lost 40 pounds while I was there. Just do lots of pushups on your own when your there and show the drill sergeants your motivated and willing to work HARD to achieve your goal.


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To get past ARMY basic it is 50% in each category. Your 22 so it will be around 40 pushups 50 situps and around 17 minutes in 2 miles.

When I left for basic I was only able to do around 20 pushups, BUT I was doing them all wrong (slow and controlled) on a pt test you want to do them fast as you can and try not to use your muscles going down, sorta let gravity do its thing.

I went to basic with A LOT of heavy guys and while they struggled EVERYONE of them passed. They will get you into shape, some lost 40 pounds while I was there. Just do lots of pushups on your own when your there and show the drill sergeants your motivated and willing to work HARD to achieve your goal.


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