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Table 1 Longitudinal assessments (mean ± SD) tracking Class 2 from fall 2014 to fall 2017 (4 years) in ROTC training

From: A longitudinal analysis of the U.S. Air Force reserve officers’ training corps physical fitness assessment

Class rank Year n Ab. Circ. (in.) Sit-ups (reps) Pushups (reps) Run time (s) Total score
FR Fall 2014 22 31.6 ± 2.0* 55.0 ± 6.8 58.5 ± 9.7 612.3 ± 62.4 95.1 ± 4.6
SO Fall 2015 22 32.2 ± 1.9 58.2 ± 4.8 63.0 ± 9.7 633.1 ± 64.6 95.3 ± 4.1
JR Fall 2016 22 32.4 ± 1.8 61.0 ± 4.6† 62.1 ± 10.8 620.6 ± 55.9 96.3 ± 3.7
SR Fall 2017 22 33.2 ± 1.4 60.1 ± 6.6 66.0 ± 7.3 619.9 ± 72.2 96.2 ± 5.2
  1. Ab. Circ Abdominal circumference measurement, in Inches, FR Freshmen, SO Sophomores, JR Juniors, SR Seniors. *. Significantly smaller than SR year (P = 0.026); †. Significantly more reps than FR year (P = 0.006)