The dreaded tape test for promotion or retention boards. These exams many times are such a hardship that many in the military are ready to give up. You exercise and diet but still cant seem to meet the requirements. Well let me tell you, many times while I did physicals in the military I was shocked how the results were unfair. Many of these good personnel were not promoted or even worse discharged when clearly they were in good shape.
What I found was many times these individuals just seemed to have too many fat cells in the wrong area. They were not obese or out of shape but were simply genetically not according to specs!!