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    Im 22 years old, im 73 inches and weigh 231 pounds.

    This weekend at drill we had a APFT I scored a 220-something. 15:18 run, 67 push ups, 53 sit ups.

    Thats all fine and dandy but notice how much I weigh, I failed height and weight, not sure by how much but it doenst matter.......fail is a fail. My question is, rather than being reactive, what would be the proactive solution to getting this changed (flagging) without waiting 6 months for another pt test. Ive already started dieting, and running......stopped lifting weights and carrying 100 pound rucks. Ive never been flagged for anything and im trying to educate myself on what to expect, any input is appreciated.


    p.s I know im fat

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    what was your body fat percentage?

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    • #3
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      They did not give that to me even with me requesting my SSGT to brief me on my weight if I fail. He told me I had a 41 inch waist, and a 16.5 inch neck. Which is total BS because I wear size 38 pants. I have a feeling my score was not accurately read, dont know what to do. They were not very informative with me.

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        I guess im frustrated because little skinny 1st LT got outrun by me, and im a big dude.......so for them to flag me as "fat" when im outrunning people half my weight, that get passed as "fit" weight wise has me dumbfounded. If i have to do the APFT again just to get a accurate tape, i will......what would you do? Im due for specialist next month and I want it BAD.

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        • #5
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          How much were you over like 0.5%.....

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          • #6
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            Im not sure how to calculate it, and they wouldnt give it to me so i have no idea all they said is i failed height and weight.


            I guess my first priority would be to see by how much, your right chaplain.

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            • #7
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              according to the numbers you gave, you are at 26% body fat. The problem is this, 26% is the max body fat allowed for enlistment and shipping to basic. However, depending on your age, your max allowable body fat for after basic could be 20% causing you to be 6% over your allowable amount. If you failed and they are flagging you then you should receive a written counseling.

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              • #8
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                RSP NCO if my chain of command does not give me a written counseling, and I find out im flagged......what action could I take if at that current time for my promition im under the weight limit? Im gonna shed the weight off easy, and in due time.....I just want to work this properly. its not uncommon in my unit to see people go from e-2 to e-4 and never pass a apft...but I want to do it the right way.

                I appreciate you researching my body fat percentages. Can you show me the chart you used?

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                • #9
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                  Clicky here

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                  • #10
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                    That a cool trick I see what you did THAR

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by davidvonyork View Post
                      They did not give that to me even with me requesting my SSGT to brief me on my weight if I fail. He told me I had a 41 inch waist, and a 16.5 inch neck. Which is total BS because I wear size 38 pants. I have a feeling my score was not accurately read, dont know what to do. They were not very informative with me.
                      If a soldier fails height and weight they get a counceling statement afterward. They are also supposed to be put on a weight control program, which requires monthy counceling and weight and tape every month untill the soldier passes height and weight.

                      This is one of those Army policies that gets to me. Here we have a soldier who passes the Army physical fitness test stadards but is flagged because he fails the Army's ridiculous height and weight standard. I will also point out that the tape method for determining body fat is the most inaccurate method out there besides me just guessing off the top of my head.

                      I weigh 155lbs and I'm 65 inches. My maximum weight is 159lbs. There are times I go over 159lbs and have to be tapped. I'm not even close to being fat. Sometimes I think the Army wants all the soldiers to be skinny marathon runners.

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