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What physical activity should I do before a PT test?

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To get your maximum PT score, the week before the PT test, do light PT. Your body will be craving to fly on test day. If you can’t do that, than do light PT two days prior. At a minimum, the day prior to the PT test, don’t do muscle failure! The goal with your PT test is to max it. Resting the day prior I believe adds a good 5-7 points to your PT test and muscle failure the day before can be the difference between pass and fail for those that don’t have strong PT scores.

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Lee Kind is former Army Transportation Officer with 8 years of service spending most of his time in the 82nd Airborne Division. Lee is passionate about sharing wisdom on physical fitness (scoring 370+ on PT tests) and practical leadership to help Soldiers excel in all they do and set the example for others to follow. Lee is the author of "MAX Out the Army, Marine, and Air Force Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Tests” Volume I and II. www.forallleaders.com

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