PT Test on Wednesday

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I have another physical fitness test on Wednesday. This one promises to be particularly challenging as I’m suffering from several injuries and issues.

In addition to my still-numb right hand, my right knee clicks and swells, and I have a strained left glute that’s been bothering me for months now. Also, I still have some fluid on my lungs from Influenza.

Guess I’m a mess. I’ll let you know.


4 thoughts on “PT Test on Wednesday

    Amos Volante said:
    October 12, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Right hand: Hand numbness is only a factor during the pushups, but even then only causing discomfort. It won’t affect your run or situps at all.

    I once did a PT test on a sprained wrist and did fairly well. I did the pushups on my knuckles, but only did 65. I suppose that won’t get you a 300, nor get you into the extended scale, but I probably would have only done 68-70 anyway. Not like your jackhammer 85+.

    Fluid in lungs depends: How much? The run only gives you a time to beat. Hopefully it won’t cost you on the extended scale. If it’s not working into your windpipe while you breathe, you’ll be OK.

    Knees: only you know those bones! Hold it together for twelve minutes, then you can swell all over the place! Elevate, ice it, do what you do to minimize swelling.

    By now your a PT ninja, and toughness goes a long, long way on the PT test.

    I know I used to outrun a lot of cross country runner types because the weather was off what they liked, the course was too steep, the air was too stinky from exhaust, or some other moaning.

    Main point: They were better runners, but lacked guts, as you often notice in your competitors. Toughness provides consistency.

    You are the Commander in Chief of Toughness!

    magus71 responded:
    October 12, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I can max the pushups easy. As you know the situps for men are always in question.

    The run, due to the injuries could be an issue.

    This morning, I’ll do a simulated PT test, have Donna keep time. Then I’ll just go for a long run, not worrying too much about my speed, but trying to run for 20 minutes. I remember that was always the standard you used. The big thing about PT like anything else for me, is preparation and the confidence that preparation brings. We all perform better when we are confident, and one of the worst things that i see people do is dive into things with absolutely no preparation. It bugs the crap out of me that the Army seems to expect me to not prepare. At the SOY, you’d think an NCO would have said: You need land nav training for this. I’m getting someone here to train you. That didn’t happen. Set up for failure.

    I believe in good ‘ol repetition for virtually everything.

    Esquivel said:
    October 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I’m thinking of the lyric to that country song:

    “I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m as good once, as I ever was.”

    kernunos said:
    October 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    The knee will probably slow you down but the flu may not effect you at all if it is on the way out. I remember a few times in the past where they would say so-and-so was getting over the flu in the NFL before the game. Then “BAM!” they would have a record breaking good day. I always remember the euphoric high I would get when the sickness was waning.

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