PT in CAP




 
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May 25th, 2005  
CadetGirl605
 
 

Topic: PT in CAP


I hate PT (physical training) i can't pass it. I know i can run the mile because i do it in gym every year. I'm just not sure that i can do it every month. The guys in my squadron don't help because they just laugh at everything I do wrong. So now i can't go on any CAP activities until i pass PT...what do i do?
May 25th, 2005  
alliehz
 
You can't go to a activity if you don't pass PT? Why?

Ok, back to your question.
So what you need to do is know what your limits are. Like say you can only do 10 push ups, then do 10 push ups every morning and every night, after 4 days do 12 push ups, and keep working up from there. The same could be said about sit ups and running. Just keep pushing, but do it slowly. If you do decide to do weights, then talk to a trainer.
The key is to work out every day, don't rely on CAP or school for your exercise. Just remember, it's easier for your body to go down hill then it is for it to go up. So I would suggest you get a friend to encourage you and possibly work out with you. If you want ideas for what to do other then push ups and running, let me know. I can always post that, I just don't want to do it now because I don't want to boggle you.


If you want to go out side of the norm, I highly suggest swimming. You can take it at a Jr College (don't worry if you aren't that age, you can still take classes) or find some place near by. Swimming is the best sport when it comes to working out every part of the body. I started swimming last semester with my College and I'm in better shape then I have been in for years! And it's fun!
May 25th, 2005  
CadetGirl605
 
 

Topic: Re: PT in CAP


Quote:
Originally Posted by CadetGirl605
I hate PT (physical training) i can't pass it. I know i can run the mile because i do it in gym every year. I'm just not sure that i can do it every month. The guys in my squadron don't help because they just laugh at everything I do wrong. So now i can't go on any CAP activities until i pass PT...what do i do?

I'm replying to my own post...

I can't go on any activities because you need your 101 card and you don't get that until you pass PT.
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May 25th, 2005  
alliehz
 
101 card? You mean the ES card? Last I checked ES is optional. Not mandatory. Also, PT has nothing to do with ES, theres no connection other then you need to be in shape for certain NSCA.
May 26th, 2005  
fronzz
 
 
and you need to be an airman to get it.
May 26th, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Yeah, the best thing to do is work slowly on your strength. Trying to get stronger too fast can have deleterious effects on you. Right now Iím still recovering from running too fast too soon from track season that ended about a month ago. (Shin splints are a b h) When the male cadets laugh at you, you can smile at their ignorance that a woman's body isn't shaped like a man's, and there for can, and usually, takes longer for them to get up to par.
May 26th, 2005  
alliehz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fronzz
and you need to be an airman to get it.
Oh, that too. It makes no sense that it would be mandatory! I hear about Sq's doing this and all I can think of is....WHY?! A good portion of cadets joined to Fly, not I'm not one of them, but really, why boggle down cadets like that?

Sorry....I'm ranting again.....I've been bored since school let out so I'll just go shut up.
May 26th, 2005  
alliehz
 
ok, heres the actual requirements for phase 1 cadets.

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Originally Posted by CAPR 52-16 Cadet Program Management 1 Apr 03
2-4. PROMOTIONS.
a. A new cadet grade is earned when the cadet completes each achievement (except achievement 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, or 16, which confer no promotion in grade) and the squadron commander (or deputy commander for cadets) signs the CAPF 52-1 (or 52-2, 52-3, 52-4 as appropriate). When the squadron commander or the deputy commander for cadets signs a cadetís CAPF 52, they are attesting to the cadetís ability to assume the next grade. By promoting a cadet, the squadron commander is recognizing that the individual is capable of accepting increased responsibility.
b. There are no temporary promotions or demotions, including temporary or ďfieldĒ promotions or demotions at encampments and other activities.
c. There are no discretionary grades.
d. Cadets will wear their earned grade on their uniform at every CAP activity.
e. Commanders should retain a cadet in grade if the cadetís performance or maturity does not demonstrate an ability to accept increased responsibility commensurate with the promotion. In such instances, commanders will provide the cadet with appropriate counseling to include a synopsis of the skills and behaviors that the cadet must improve upon. A date for a subsequent review will be made. Use of the CAPF 50 Cadet Progression Evaluation is required.
f. A cadet progression evaluation using the CAPF 50 will be made at least once per phase. Evaluators will be cadet officers of higher grades than the cadet being evaluated, or senior members. Commanders may approve or disapprove the evaluation; ultimately it is the unit commanderís responsibility to ensure the cadetís progress is evaluated properly and that he or she receives appropriate counseling once per phase.
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Originally Posted by CAPR 52-16 Cadet Program Management 1 Apr 03
2-6. PHASE I. The ďlearning PhaseĒ involves three achievements. Progression may begin when the cadetís name appears on the national CAP web site. Progress in this phase is recorded using CAPF 52-1.
a. Cadets will not wear the CAP uniform unless they fully comply with CAP dress and grooming standards. Full compliance is required before Achievement 1 is completed.
b. Cadets should complete the self-study portion of the first three achievements. Each achievement is named to bring attention to CAP and aeronautical achievements:
Curry- Civil Air Patrolís first National Commander
Arnold- US airpower development
Fiek- Pioneer in aviation mechanics.
c. The physical fitness requirements include successfully competing the Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT) as outlined in CAPP 52-18.
d. Leadership training deals primarily with the military-style aspects of cadet life, using the United State Air Force as a model. To complete each achievement, a closer book test based upon one chapter of Leadership: 2000 and Beyond and selections from the CAP Drill and Ceremonies Manual will need to be passed with a grade of 70% or higher. After passing, the squadron commander may allow the test to be corrected to 100% by having the cadet go over the questions missed with a cadet officer or senior member. Records should indicate what the cadet originally scored to evaluate their ongoing performance. Some test also include performance exercises that must be passed. Drill is an inherent part of every cadetís training and is required in the leadership portion of this phase. Every unite has an opportunity to demonstrate their skills by participating in wing, region, and national competitions.
e. Aerospace education is introduced in this phase. Aerospace education is a combined self-study and group study program. Cadets will take tests based on one module of Aerospace Dimensions, using CAPT 61 (January 2001). The minimum passing score is 70% for all tests. Tests are not timed and are closed book. Once the test is passed, it will be corrected to 100%, open-book, by going over the questions missed with the AE mentors. Records should indicate what the cadet originally scared to evaluate their ongoing performance. Tests do not have to be taken sequentially, but all tests must be passed to complete Phase II.
f. Moral leadership is introduced in this phase, and the cadetís active participation is required. Cadets will receive credit for participation in moral leadership for their achievement. Participation in one-half of the moral leadership forums offered since the completion of the last achievement is required for promotion.

See Paragraph 2-4 of CAPR 52-16 Cadet Program Management 1 Apr 03
http://level2.cap.gov/documents/u_082503073142.pdf
May 27th, 2005  
CadetGirl605
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fronzz
and you need to be an airman to get it.
No some of the Airman Basics have gotten it too..
May 27th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
I believeyou have to be an Airman to attend CAp activities such as encampment, but i have seen basics, so do not worry