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 Post subject: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:31 pm 

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i went to the MEPS (military enlistment processing station) today for my physical and did great in every category, except i could not pass the duck walk. this duck walk was much different then the exercise i am used to doing and all the others i saw on the web. they told me i was DQ'd so i applied for a waiver. If anyone has prior knowledge or some good links for the military style duck walk please let me know. THANKS!


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:32 pm 
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How couldn't you do it? Were you not flexible enough, or? I know I almost fell over while doing it.


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:08 pm 
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I was at MEPS Jan.28th and the duck walk was pretty simple. Stupid, but simple. Like egarlach asked, How couldn't you do it? Did you fall over? Tell us the story.

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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:35 pm 
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They were probably using that to rate your flexibility/mobility/cordnation/balance. I remember doing it in 99. I would suggest practicing the duck walk multiple times per day until you can do it correctly. Did you ask your recruiter for advice?

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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:53 pm 

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As I remember, the duck walk was used to check for problems with the hips. One guy was DQed because the kept cracking and popping out of joint.


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:20 pm 

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This is pretty amazing - they would DQ you because you can't duck walk?? Jeez :doh:

Last time I was in a war zone, I didn't see anyone duck walking. Seems to me that with the difficulties the services are having with recruiting, they would not consider this a show-stopper.


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:29 pm 

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ill be doing my duck walk on Tuesday. I don't even know what a duck walk is. And don't you have to do it naked?


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:19 pm 

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what is a duck walk?


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:40 pm 
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YouthGoneWild wrote:
what is a duck walk?


It's been a few years, but if I remember correctly, squat a2g and walk forward, stepping heel to toe.


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 Post subject: Re: MEPS duck walk
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:46 pm 

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squat down and walk (waddle) in a lowered squat position. Not naked, but in skivvies. Those navy docs job is to make sure you're good to go. If thats your only problem, I'd say no worries. Good luck.


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