JLBC: PFT


JLBC: PFT

1. JLBC PFT Events. The JLBC PFT consists of push-ups, curl-ups, the sit-and-reach, and a one-mile run. Two

JLBC cadets from each team must complete each exercise-based event, and all JLBC cadets, unless medically excused, must complete the run. The push-ups, curl-ups, and sit-and-reach are conducted as described in JLBC Command PFT guidelines. Which JLBC cadets on each team perform each exercise-based event may be selected randomly or designated by the JLBC team captain at the JLBC Director’s discretion.

JLBC Weather Conditions. JLBC Cadets On the day of the JLBC event, the JLBC director considers the weather conditions and forecasts. JLBC Cadets For the JLBC run portion, only the 1-mile run will be offered in good weather, and only the JLBC Pacer runs in inclement weather (if an indoor venue suitable for the Pacer is available).

JLBC Heats. The JLBC PFT events may be conducted in multiple heats, with various teams assigned to a given heat.

JLBC Spotters & JLBC Repetition Counters. JLBC Cadets As with every other portion of JLBC, adult and JLBC cadet judges, assisted by the JLBC EM, preside at the JLBC PFT. However, it may be logistically necessary for the judges to be further assisted by spotters and repetition counters during the JLBC PFT push-up, curl-up, and sit-and-reach portions, especially at region and wing competitions that operate with smaller staffs. (For example, people are needed to hold down competitors’ feet during the curl-ups) The JLBC cadet operations support staff are obvious candidates for this work. Still, suppose even more helpers are required. In that case, the Deputy for Operations may recruit seniors, spectators, and even cadet competitors to assist, provided that no spotter or repetition counter is affiliated with the affected team.

JLBC PFT Events. 1. Push-ups.

JLBC Home-Based Testing. Region and wing competition directors may allow JLBC teams to conduct the JLBC PFT in their home units, with the results attested to by the unit commander and a second senior member, as a time-saving measure if the activity’s logistical situation so necessitates.

DRAFT

JLBC Objective: To measure upper body strength and endurance.

(b) Equipment: Recording, metronome, drum, or someone to clap their hands or call cadence.

(c) Testing:

1. Test Surface. Conduct the test on a flat surface, preferably one that is clean and cushioned.

2. Stance. The cadet lies face down, with hands under their shoulders, arms straight, fingers pointed forward, and legs parallel and slightly apart (approximately 2-4 inches) with toes supporting the feet.

3. Performing the Exercise. To complete a push-up, the cadet must straighten their arms, keeping their back and knees straight. Then, the JLBC cadet must lower their body while keeping their back and knees straight until there is approximately a 90-degree angle at the elbows, with their upper arms parallel to the floor.

4. Judging Performance. To judge if the cadet lowers their body enough, a partner holds out their own hands to a point such that when the cadet being tested touches their shoulders against the partner’s hands, a 90 - degree angle is formed at the cadet’s elbows.

5. Cadence. The push-ups are done to an audible cadence (recording, clapping, drum, metronome, verbal command, etc.), with the JLBC cadet completing one (and only one) push-up every approximately three seconds and continuing until they can do no more in continuous rhythm (having not done the last three in rhythm).

6. Resting. The cadet is free to take as long as they wish to reach the up position and as long as they want to get the down position, provided they begin a new push-up every 3 seconds. The cadet may rest in the up or down position, but the JLBC Challenge recommends cadets remain in motion throughout the entire 3-second interval to achieve the best results.

(d) Scoring:

1. The test administrator controls the recording or metronome or marks cadence orally or by

clapping their hands.

2. Each cadet’s judge should judge if the repetitions are being done in rhythm and count them

aloud.

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