hey guys im new here so thanks for having me,
Anyways my friend has just done his selection and he said they didnt have to do any press ups because for some reason they have taken them out, i am asking because i am thinking of joing thanks for any replies
I understand it, just don't really see the point of it as a test, what does a balanced development bring to the party if you can't tab a mile with a bit of weight on your back? When I was in training we didnt have press ups we had heaves, at least it was feasible that soldiers might have to pull their body weight up at some point in the army.
I must admit I agree with stacker and would go so far as to say that press-ups are obsolete and irrelevant. However, I would add that they should still be used if a unit location doesnt have things such as ropes,walls,assault courses and vehicles for climbing on and off.
I also said for years that running about a gym doing circuits was worthless compared to a tab or log-run. PT should be geared towards enhancing stamina and endurance as those are the main requirements for a tour or even exercise in some cases.
PS Ive never failed a PFT, in case you think thats why I'm anti-press-up!!!