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    Re: Time to close loopholes with AF Fitness Program

    Quote Originally Posted by veritas View Post
    you can already test whenever you want, just tell your UFPM to schedule you.
    You are correct, most people wait until the last possible day in the month they are due to test to get scheduled because they "don't" want to test. This gives you 6 months of freedom to choose any date you wish...not just one month. You will "want" to test under this system at the best possible time.

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    Re: Time to close loopholes with AF Fitness Program

    @StandardsAMust,

    I like that you still give points for BMI over 30, but you still haven't said whether you feel BMI is an accurate guage of someone's "fattness." Should a guy like Dwayne Johnson be penalized for promotion points over some 130lb skinny dude? Your system would, which I disagree with.

    Also, what about the officers? We don't have a WAPS system, and there are no points involved in our promotion system. It's 100% through Capt (unless you screw up...just like AB-SrA), and after that it's strictly promotion boards with 100% records review, no points associated at all with officer promotions.

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    Re: Time to close loopholes with AF Fitness Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Class5Kayaker View Post
    @StandardsAMust,

    I like that you still give points for BMI over 30, but you still haven't said whether you feel BMI is an accurate guage of someone's "fattness." Should a guy like Dwayne Johnson be penalized for promotion points over some 130lb skinny dude? Your system would, which I disagree with.

    Also, what about the officers? We don't have a WAPS system, and there are no points involved in our promotion system. It's 100% through Capt (unless you screw up...just like AB-SrA), and after that it's strictly promotion boards with 100% records review, no points associated at all with officer promotions.
    When it comes to BMI, let's really be honest with ourselves. First, BMI is a great way to quickly see who is most likely overweight or obese. Second, there will always be someone who doesn't fit the mold, but remember, most will be obese if the BMI says they are obese.

    Somehow, this forum has painted a picture that people who fail the waist measurement are rock solid athletes that should be playing football or some other professional sport. This is not the case. And those on active duty that are members of this forum know it. The problem is that 98% of them are just fat and they are trying to find a way to continue to be fat.

    When we joined the Air Force, the recruiter told us that we had to weigh a certain weight to join. Why is this so hard to comprehend? Everyone passes the PT test at basic training to graduate. The problem is what happens after graduation. Some begin to develop bad habits, eat too much, get lazy, and grow fat. The BMI is the best way to measure large populations. It's easy to do...just find someone's height and weight, the easy formula produces a number.

    Eveyone can control their BMI. You know what you need. It's an individual's choice to exceed it. Everyone is in control of it.

    While enlisted can score whatever they want, officers will have to score 75 or higher to be eligible for promotion.

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