Okay so I leave for basic training April 16th and my initial pt test is on the 13th...I can do everything but the push ups. What happens if I fail the push ups part?? Do I not get to leave for basic or....what?
Your recruiter may or may not sign off on the 1-1-1 PT test (a few pushups, a few situps, and a 1 mile run adjusted for your age/sex) for you to ship to Basic, however, if you fail the 1-1-1 at the first week of inprocessing, you will be held there for a few weeks to give you the opportunity to pass. From there, you will likely be chaptered if you lack motivation to continue or cannot pass after a certain amount of weeks.
"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." -Niccolo Machiavelli, 1515
Just do 100-200 pushups every day for the two weeks until you ship. Break them into small blocks of 10 or 20 if you need to and knock a few out when you have some spare time. You can easily pass pushups in two weeks.
If you fail any portion of the PFA the recruiter should be doing the right thing and asking for a RENO for you. Our BN is getting hit hard from Future Soldier leaders checking the block and the Future Soldier not making it in BCT due to the PFA.
If you know you are having any issues in any part of the PT you should be asking the Future Soldier leader and/or your recruiter for help, it's not hard to do 3 P/U, 13 S/U, and a 9-10min 1 mile.