Study: Dramatic Increase In Fitness Test Scores When Participants Are Crying
PETERSON AFB, CO - A recent study has revealed the surprising result that Air Force physical fitness test scores increase dramatically when participants are crying. Dr. Lamm Baum, a military psychologist, and Tim Coning, a Health and Wellness Center employee and former drill sergeant, teamed up to conduct tests on a standardized group of active duty Air Force personnel under a variety of conditions to determine the ideal environment to conduct physical evaluations.
“The Air Force wants to give its airmen every opportunity to succeed,” Dr. Baum said in an interview. “The physical and mental health of the force is of prime importance to us.”
Dr. Baum and Mr. Coning conducted almost a dozen fitness tests with the same group of people under different conditions, such as inside vs. outside, hot weather vs. cold weather, and socks vs. no socks. The team hit a breakthrough when Mr. Coning refused to count thirty out of thirty five push-ups an airman had done because her arms were not at a comp…
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