jmls1987 wrote:As an Officer, you always need to exceed the standard.
It has been said before but it is worth noting this again. This is not directed at anyone in particular but for both applicants and new accessions, PT is important. It is one of those few things that is 100% within your control. Beyond health benefits and all the "fit to fight" stuff, your fitness is a greater reflection of discipline and work ethic. Passing the test should not even be the question - a 75 with our (AF)standards is not difficult. If you are only just passing, that is a signal to your leadership that the rest of your house is not in order. If you don't look reasonably fit in uniform, you will have some serious credability problems in front of commanders, first sergeants, and courtroom panel, to say nothing of your paralegals and the officers in your office when you are sucking wind during office PT.
A meathead at heart (my letters to my congressman to have pull ups along with a max bench and squat added to the AF PT have gone unanswered) I doubt I'll ever get my run down to where I can hit a 100, but I've always cleared 90 because I devoted the time necessary to be fit enough to clear 90. Everyone battles with their own limitations with PT - be it nutrition, cardio, strength, or some combination thereof. Get educated on how to overcome that and dedicate the time necessary to excel with your PT.