So, do you think you are physically fit? You say you are a regular at the gym and you watch what you eat and drink.

Okay, hotshot, do you have what it takes to pass the test to become a Galloway Township Police officer?

Galloway Township Police have just published a list of five physical tests applicants to be township police officers must be able to achieve in order to wear the uniform. Let's see how they compare to national averages.

We will go through the list one at a time.

1- Vertical Jump: 15 inches or More

The jump height is measured by the vertical jump test, which measures the distance an applicant is able to lift off the ground. It is a measure of leg power that plays a big part in performance. The average vertical jump for men is 16 to 20 inches and for women, it is 12 to 16 inches.

2- Sit-Ups: 28 in 60 Seconds

Abdominal muscle strength and endurance are important for core stability and back support. This sit-up test measures the strength and endurance of the abdominals and hip flexor muscles. The average amount of sit-ups for men is 35-38 in a minute. The average number of sit-ups in a minute for women is 31-34.

3- 300 Meter Sprint - Under 70.1 Seconds

According to "Men's Health" magazine, the average time for a man to run 300 yards is between 60 and 70 seconds, which equates to 65.6 to 76.5 seconds for 300 meters. Any speed more than 76.5 seconds is slow. The average speed for a woman is 65.1 - 71 seconds.

4- Push-Ups - 24 in 60 Seconds

While push-ups are a limited measurement of your fitness, they do provide a good understanding of your upper-body muscular endurance.

One online push-up test says an average 45-year-old man should be able to do 21-28 push-ups in a minute. The average 25-year-old woman should be able to do 9-13 push-ups in a minute.

One poll revealed that 53.8% of Americans could not perform ten consecutive pushups. Over one-third can’t complete even five. This could be the make-or-break event in your physical test.

5- 1.5 Mile Run- In Under 15:55 Minutes

A good 1.5-mile time for a man is 10:21. This is the average 1.5-mile time across men of all ages.
A good 1.5-mile time for a woman is 12:03. This is the average 1.5-mile time across women of all ages.

After checking all the data, it seems like if you are in fairly normal shape, you should be able to complete these five physical challenges to become a Galloway Twp. Police Officer. The push-up test might eliminate a few applicants. Good luck!

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