vPJFT Sit-ups

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Morning all,
I have my Pjft circuit coming up this week on the 25th and have a question regarding sit-ups. I’ve been doing my sit-ups using a device which holds your feet in place, would this be acceptable or do I need someone to hold them during the test? (Picture attached below)
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You can use anything to hold your feet but please correct me if I am wrong. I have my VPJFT tomorrow hopefully the PTI will be okay with me putting a big plastic container box over my feet filled with 2 slam balls and a weight vest. It’s super uncomfortable but I haven’t got a sofa.
 

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At the start of the vpjft, you'll be ask if there is anyone assisting you in the thing (which is what I had). I haven't heard or seen anything that says that you can't use an object to keep your feet down.

On another note. Try doing sit-ups without having holding your feet down, as it will build you up and make situps a lot easier in the long-run.
 

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Morning all,
I have my Pjft circuit coming up this week on the 25th and have a question regarding sit-ups. I’ve been doing my sit-ups using a device which holds your feet in place, would this be acceptable or do I need someone to hold them during the test? (Picture attached below)
Many thanks,

Also, I have one of those, myself. The issue being, it doesn't stick to the floor. This made sense when I found out it came from China.
 

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I've been using half a bag of cement it works pretty well. A full bag would obvs be too much weight but half feels quite comfortable. Would that be acceptable on the test do you reckon?
 

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I've been using half a bag of cement it works pretty well. A full bag would obvs be too much weight but half feels quite comfortable. Would that be acceptable on the test do you reckon?
I don't see why it wouldnt. If in doubt, ask your recruiter
 

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Also, I have one of those, myself. The issue being, it doesn't stick to the floor. This made sense when I found out it came from China.
Were you even surprised when you found out it was made in China?!
 

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Also, I have one of those, myself. The issue being, it doesn't stick to the floor. This made sense when I found out it came from China.
Was going to get one my self but seen the reviews and was like nope so stared doing them without any support lile stated above but still going to have someone hold me on my vpjft just for extra support.
 

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Was going to get one my self but seen the reviews and was like nope so stared doing them without any support lile stated above but still going to have someone hold me on my vpjft just for extra support.

Yes. Having someone/thing hold your feet down make a huge difference for the last round of sit-ups.
 

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Also, I have one of those, myself. The issue being, it doesn't stick to the floor. This made sense when I found out it came from China.
I have laminate flooring which it seems to suction on well, try making sure the bottom of the suction cup doesn’t have any doesn’t preventing a proper seal
 

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I have laminate flooring which it seems to suction on well, try making sure the bottom of the suction cup doesn’t have any doesn’t preventing a proper seal
Oh I did. And my floor is also laminate, too.
 

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You can use any object to hold your feet down. I went from sofa, to a table, to a concrete block on the third attempt. If there was a fourth attempt the kitchen sink would have been next.

That’s good to know then hopefully it’s the same with all the PTI that take the test!

I use a heavy barbell to keep my feet down or when it’s nice weather outside I use a sandbag so hopefully there’s no issues there.

Any idea if the test can be conducted in the garden if of course there’s no issues with connection , noise , weather ?
 

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That’s good to know then hopefully it’s the same with all the PTI that take the test!

I use a heavy barbell to keep my feet down or when it’s nice weather outside I use a sandbag so hopefully there’s no issues there.

Any idea if the test can be conducted in the garden if of course there’s no issues with connection , noise , weather ?

I did mine on my patio. Grass won't be the best idea, the give in the soil might make reps slightly more tough.
 

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I did mine on my patio. Grass won't be the best idea, the give in the soil might make reps slightly more tough.

Yeah sorry I meant garden but got a concrete path on the side of it where I have a gym mat on that which I use for the nicer weather!
I struggle with reps as it is even i wouldn’t be dull enough to use the grass aha
 
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