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    Default The air force and the deadlift

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    Not a question and answer.....just baffling military physical fitness news.

    Want to join the Air Force? Now you have to deadlift

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    Quote Originally Posted by david strecker View Post
    Not a question and answer.....just baffling military physical fitness news.

    Want to join the Air Force? Now you have to deadlift
    Not really:

    Now applicants must deadlift at least 40 pounds to qualify to join the Air Force. The minimum weight needed to pass the test has not changed.

    Then the weight increases in 10-pound increments until the recruit decides to stop, or when they lift the maximum allowed weight of 110 pounds. The most weight required by any Air Force job is 100 pounds.

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    About half of the male recruits who tried to lift 110 pounds succeeded.
    What the hell is going on here? This can't be a standard barbell deadlift, or even a trapbar deadlift for that matter. Have you ever run across a fully developed young male who couldn't deadlift 135 on day one?

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    I have not. Not even an airman.

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    "your mom is stronger than that from picking up your ungrateful ass off the floor all those years"

    -rip

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    There's a link in the article to the monstrosity that they use for the "power clean-and-press motion". I wouldn't be surprised if they're going to continue using that, just without the clean...ish part.

    Also known as the “X Factor” test, the assessment pits people against what the military calls an “incremental lifting machine” — a set of weighted handlebars that move up and down on a track.
    That article definitely made me feel all kinds of things (including stupider) during and after reading it.

    I am deeply thankful that I was able to go in my garage and hit my programmed squat PR triple afterward. That had a distinct cleansing effect on my mind and soul. As usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anticausal View Post
    What the hell is going on here? This can't be a standard barbell deadlift, or even a trapbar deadlift for that matter. Have you ever run across a fully developed young male who couldn't deadlift 135 on day one?
    This figure is from the older test, which is that weird clean-and-press machine.

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    40lbs is picking up two bags of food shopping. 10 years old can do that. How far are they lowering the recruitment bar?

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    horrors.jpg

    Is this thing what Tesla had in mind when he said, "You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension"?

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    These people cannot win WWIII.

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