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Quartermaster said:Just so people's head's don't explode, the minimum standard for continued employment in the CF hasn't changed, but the physical abilities of many of the recruits has. And not for the better...
What? I don't recall anyone misreading this thread thinking it applied to the CF. ???
To stay on course following the first fitness test, the minimums for push-ups is 2 and 4 for women and men respectively. That is so there is an indication of "some" baseline upper body strength to work with during the course so that it is feasible that the MPFS scores of 9 and 19 are acheivable at either week 6 and/or week 13. This is an additional standard imposed over and above the requirement to pass the VO2 Max and a min of two of three strength tests just to stay on course. Anyone not meeting that standard (or without a damn good story presented by their platoon staff) is headed for RFT.
2 pushups for females and 4 pushups for males is hardly an *additional standard*. God our allies must be laughing their a**es off at this pathetic fitness level we allow and accomodate. Atleast that was added though, as embarassing as it is.
The EXPRES test if not the only fitness test used in the CF, by the way.