GeePee wrote:Vendetta wrote:You would think the FBI would probably judge pushups harshly, but that's just my opinion. I did have a friend who did the physical examinations for the various military academies (ended up doing Air Force), who said they were pretty strict about full sit ups/pull ups/ just in general good form. Not the same thing, I know, but maybe worth the comparison.
On a slightly different note, anyone feel these tests are skewed towards skinny people? I would consider myself able to score in the 7-10 range on all of these, but I only weigh ~140 pounds. I don't know exactly what FBI agents do, and the website is pretty vague about it, but I still feel it's kind of strange that the only real strength test is push ups. Then again, I guess they know the demands of their own jobs better than I do. Just thinking out loud.
I don't know; once you get up to the high point values it gets pretty tough. 71 good form push-ups is a fucking ton, but on the other hand running a mile and a half in 9 minutes is not hard at all. Although there is only 1 "strength" test, it is definitely the hardest one to accumulate points in.
Yeah true, although since push ups require you to work against your won weight, they are only a relative indicator of strength anyways. Either way, I looked back at the website, and found the cumulative number of points over the four events required to "pass": 12; with a minimum of one point in each event. So I guess if you're a fast skinny guy who can do 30 push ups (not hard), you're in? Even if you split the 12 points evenly, it takes 43 sit ups in a minute, a 49.4 second 300 meter sprint, 40 push ups, and 1.5 miles in 11:34. Doesn't sound too hard...