Club 100: Maxwell Recognizes perfect PT



by Staff Reports
42nd Air Base Wing Piblic Affairs


10/23/2013 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala.  -- /shared/media/photodb/photos/2013/10/130925-F-GX122-005.jpg 
Capt. Ryan Shaver, 42nd Medical Group, scored 100 on his U.S. Air Force physical fitness assessment test. Airmen who score 100 at Maxwell Air Force base are members of "Club 100," and are highlighted for their achievement. Shaver runs, lifts weights and does push-ups every day to keep in top physical shape. The fitness test is composed of a 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, pushups and a waist measurement. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Natasha Stannard/Released)

Club 100

Maxwell Air Base recognizes those members who earn a perfect 100 on their annual physical fitness assessment with a certificate or letter of recognition and their picture displayed in the base paper. Members who score a perfect 100 on their fitness test share their information about their fitness and nutrition background. Many of these Airmen have improved their score from their last physical training test in order to get into Maxwell's Club 100.

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Q: What is your background in fitness?
A:I ran track & field and cross country at the University of North Carolina. Currently, I lift and run every day or do push-ups, abdomen exercises and pull-ups if I cannot lift.
Q:What was your previous fitness assessment score?
A:100
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Q:What did that involve?
A:Taking the time, motivation and self-control.
Q:What was your nutrition like during this time?
A:Hard to say. I have good days and bad days. Generally I go for multiple smaller meals throughout the day instead of bigger meals to keep my metabolism up and energy at a constant level. My nutrition could use some improving.

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Q:What other factors do you feel were important to your success?
A:Hard work. If you aren't completely dead after your "hard" days ... or you don't have hard days, then you are doing it wrong.
Q:Any last words of advice?
A:Run ... often.