14-18 Annex A Appendix 3 – The Push-Up
Cadet Administrative and Training Orders (CATOs)
Objective of the Push-Up
1. The push-up from an elbow angle of 90 degrees is an assessment of upper body strength and endurance.
2. This assessment is conducted by pushing up repeatedly at a pace of one push-up every three seconds until a second form correction is made (the first form correction does not count) or the cadet can no longer continue.
Setting up the Push-Up
3. Equipment required for the push-up includes:
- Leger’s 20-m Shuttle Run Test CD: Partial Curl-Ups Sit-Ups Cadence (20 reps/min); and
- CD player.
4. The push-up station is to be set up with enough space for the number of cadets. The CD player shall be close by and heard by all.
Conducting the Push-up
5. Conduct the push-up through the following steps:
- have the cadet lay face down and place their hands under or slightly wider than their shoulders with fingers stretched out;
- have the cadet straighten their legs with feet slightly apart and tuck their toes under the shins;
- have the cadet push up with their arms until they are straight, keeping the legs and back aligned (as illustrated in Figure A3-1);
- have the cadet lower their body using their arms until the elbows bend at a 90-degree angle and the upper arms are parallel to the floor (as illustrated in Figure A3-2);
- have the cadet repeat Steps c and d repeatedly at a cadence of one push-up every three seconds (the Leger’s 20-m Shuttle Run Test CD: Partial Curl-Ups Sit-Ups Cadence may be used) until a second form correction is made (the first form correction does not count), or they can no longer continue; and
- have the scorekeeper count how many times the cadet can complete a push-up (which is the push-up score).
Figure A3-1 Push-Up Starting Position Note de bas de page 1
Figure A3-2 Down Position of the Push-Up Note de bas de page 1
Scoring the Push-Up
6. Scoring for the push-up is based on the number of push-ups completed; until a second form correction is made (the first form correction does not count), or the cadet can no longer continue.
7. Form corrections include:
- stopping to rest or not maintaining a rhythmic pace;
- not achieving a 90-degree angle with the elbow on each repetition;
- not maintaining correct body position with a straight back; and
- not extending the arms fully.
8. Results are to be recorded on the Cadet Fitness Assessment and Incentive Level Results located at CATO 14-18, Annex B, Appendix 3.
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