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  •  pushups build UBS -- upper body strength (1+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW

    but they're not the only way to do it, or even the best way.

    Back in the '70s the Air Force overhauled its PT routines and included extra upper body strength building routines for females, specifically.

    They went from having nearly a 20% failure rate on the "confidence course" of first-attempts among females to having a <5% failure rate on first attempt.

    In fact they got it down to about a 2% difference, on first attempt, between male and female BMTS students, IIRC.

    Don't know what they're doing now. I hear USAF BMTS is much more "warrior oriented" now and includes a "hell week".

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:31:55 PM PST

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