Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Sharkticon, Jun 22, 2007.
Did anyone opt for the elliptical machine or exercise bike?
We had one poor fool laugh this morning and he failed.
nah, i just ran. i wish i could use the treadmill, but they wont let us.
Who is they?
I requested it through my CO. I stated that I wanted to get the best time possible. He said he wanted to try it first to make sure it wasn't a cake walk.
He was probably a fatty.
You really shouldn't assume things.
This officer is a tri-athlete and has competed in several tin-man events but he failed to understand how a score is generated using the elliptical/stationary bike.
I tried to explain it to him before we started but, like so many officers, he thought he knew everything.
How does it work?
Based on your gender, weight, machine brand and calories burned in 12 minutes, a 1.5 mile run time is calculated. The objective is to burn as many calories as possible. To maximize calories burned, one needs to raise the resistance level.
I was between level 16 & 18 for the duration. I burned 240 calories in 12 minutes. Based on my weight, 215, and the machine I used, (LifeFitness 95xi Quiet Drive), my calculated 1.5 mile run time was 12.23.
Same formula works for the bike.
The officer was between level 5 and 8 and only burned about 150 calories.
i was talking to an Lt Col who said the bike test was flawed in the AF. Something about if you run a lot you have a lower resting heartrate, and you are penalized for it.
I guess the AF calculates differently then. Our test has nothing to do with heartrate.
It does seem that the more you weigh, the less calories you need to burn in the 12 minutes for a good score.
Hey, the AF had a test like this... marathon runners and people who are really in shape had a hard time passing it. Smokers could smoke before hand and pass with flying colors. We ditched it and now run a lot.
Well, the way this new PFA standard is set up, (bike/elliptical), if you can burn enough calories in 12 minutes, you're all set.
It's far from a cake walk though.
I had Jell-0 for legs after the test.
wtf...nobody said anything about running, we never ran in ROTC. i can run, i just hate to run with a unit, usually it's a bad pace
Well, unit runs are few and far between. Usually it is self paced running.