4 women tried the FBI fitness test to see how hard it really was
The FBI fitness test looks seriously intense. It’s packed with timed push-ups and sit-ups, as well as runs of varying lengths. Plus, the fact that you have to achieve a certain level of fitness to qualify for a job is daunting in itself. So, four women wanted to try the FBI fitness test to see if it really would be as difficult as it sounds. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.
The four women participating in the test were generally in good physical shape to begin with. They revealed that they worked out regularly (3 to 6 days a week) and generally mixed cardio with strength training. It is therefore to be noted.
The test consists of four towers: a series of timed push-ups, a timed 300-meter run, a set of timed sit-ups and a 1.5 mile timed run. The test also has a point system that matches the expectations that accompany each round. So if you did 35-36 sit-ups in a minute, you met the base expectations for the sit-up lap and you would have got a point as a result. If you did less, you would receive negative points, and if you did more, you would receive additional positive points. Participants must receive at least one point in each round and a total of 14 points in total to pass the test. Men and women are rated the same.
While the test might seem a little intimidating – the women themselves expressed fear of failure – all four participants passed with flying colors. They passed each round with few problems and scored between 14 and 23 (out of 40 possible) in total. While things like sit-ups and back-to-back push-ups would certainly be a problem for some, these women were fit enough to take on the challenge, meaning they can now say they’re fit enough to join. the FBI. And that’s pretty cool.
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