I need some help concerning a physical fitness program. My push up and sit up program follows. I start with 8 reps rest ten seconds, then do 9 reps rest 10 seconds, then 10 reps etc, repeat until I reach 13. When I reach 13 I rest 1 minute then go back down to eight. So at the end of that I have done 113 reps. I rest for 30 seconds and do as many reps as I can and when I reach failure, I do a negative hold for ten seconds. I repeat this 30-second rest; max reps then 1 negative until I reach 150 reps from the 113 reps. One day I do push-ups and the next are sit-ups. I had to lay back on the running from a lower back injury from attempting stiff legged deadlifts, but the pain is diminishing and I can run at least 3 times a week. I also lift weights every day (different muscle groups). My goal is to pass the PT test with flying colors when I leave in JAN 05. A problem has arisen though. Two weeks ago my max was 53 push-ups in 1:00 and 65 sit-ups in 1:30 (I break down before I reach the two minute mark) run time 15:02. Now my max in push-ups is 40 and 55 in sit-ups. Why has this happened, am I over training and can someone please give me a program in which I can pass the pt test with a 300 plus? Regarding my diet I consume 1 gram of protein/carbohydrates per body weight and take flaxseed oil refrigerated. Heights 68 inches weight 180 pounds MOS 11X.Thank you for your time and I apologize for any inconvenience.