Why do so many Ranger students fail the pushup portion of the Ranger Physical Fitness Test? Often, it is because they haven't been properly graded for most of their time in the Army. Many Soldiers who claim to do "true pushups" would be surprised with their score at Ranger School -- and perhaps be angered to be sent home after hearing "1 . . . 1 . . . 1. . ."
The fix is simple, but you don't need an article from me -- trust Command Sergeant Major Dennis Smith and watch his video here.