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Posted: 12/2/2007 1:11:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:43:18 PM EDT by HK_Shooter_03]
(Age 17-26) Scores are lowered for older folks-

20 Pull/Chin-ups (No time limit)
100 Crunches (2 Minutes)
3 Mile run 18:00

Example:

Can you pass ace the Marine PFT with ease?


This is inspired by all the, "Are you in shape" threads...
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:12:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
Example:

Can you pass ace the Marine PFT with ease?


I'm not sure what the criteria consists of for that, but, in my current condition, probably not.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:12:54 PM EDT
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:14:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Towely:
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?


Not much:

20 Pull-ups (No time limit)
100 Crunches (2 Minutes)
3 Mile run 18:00
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:15:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Towely:
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?


Not much:

20 Pull-ups (No time limit) yes
100 Crunches (2 Minutes) yes
3 Mile run 18:00 not quite but if I had a month to work on it probably
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:17:27 PM EDT
Pull-ups and crunches no problem.

But that 3-mile run is what kept me from going in to the service.
Can't run worth a shit.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:18:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Towely:
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?


Not much:

20 Pull-ups (No time limit)



With NO TIME LIMIT that would be pretty easy. In 20 days, I could EASILY do that!

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:18:23 PM EDT
Crunches & run most likely.

Pull ups? NFW.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:21:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Towely:
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?


Not much:

20 Pull-ups (No time limit)



With NO TIME LIMIT that would be pretty easy. In 20 days, I could EASILY do that!



Once you get on the bar, you are "finished" once your feet touch the ground.



Theoretically, if your feet didn't touch the ground, 1 pull-up a day for 20 days would be acceptable.



(If your Gunny or tester did not motivate you to the ground)

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:22:48 PM EDT
I might be on the gurney if I did the Marine PFT.........

Can I pace myself and go down the road on foot for a few miles Yes.....

You'll get there first so I'll take up the slack and watch the back door......
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:23:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Towely:
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?


Not much:

20 Pull-ups (No time limit)



With NO TIME LIMIT that would be pretty easy. In 20 days, I could EASILY do that!



Once you get on the bar, you are "finished" once your feet touch the ground.



Theoretically, if your feet didn't touch the ground, 1 pull-up a day for 20 days would be acceptable.



(If your Gunny or tester did not motivate you to the ground)



Damn - I thought I had found a loophole!


Seriously, I could definitely NOT "ace" that test today, but I'm pretty sure I could pass it (for my age group).

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:24:32 PM EDT
Run, no way.

Other two easily.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:25:54 PM EDT
I am 2 months shy of 61. But

i aint as good as i once was
i got a few years on me now
but there was a time back in my prime

when i could really lay it down
and if you need some love tonight
then i might have just enough
i aint as good as i once was
but im as good once as i ever was
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:29:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:33:12 PM EDT by steve-oh]
I scored a 260 on the Marine PFT a couple weeks ago. It's tough. I had to vote no.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:30:37 PM EDT
Thank you Saddam.

Had to vote no.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:31:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:33:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
20 Pull-ups (No time limit) no
100 Crunches (2 Minutes) yes, but I probably couldn't walk the next day
3 Mile run 18:00 hell no
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:36:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:37:37 PM EDT by Schulze]
Yes, I can ace it. But not with ease. I can only do 10 pull ups in a row before a little break.

edit - Unless chin-ups are allowed. In that case no prob!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:37:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:37:51 PM EDT by Belmont31R]

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Very few marines max their PT test.
I would do OK

Max cruchnches
probably 15 or so pull ups.
20-21 minute three mile (based upon a 12:50 two mile time)



Exactly. Most people who max their tests are doing regular PT plus hitting the gym on their own time 3-5 days a week.


The best score I got on the APFT was 249 without anything other than unit PT. My last one before getting out was 243 but that was also after minimal PT at best from deployment, and then getting about a month of prep to take it.


I think 'most' people would be doing well above the national average just passing it let alone max.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:37:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:39:18 PM EDT by the870isking]

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Very few marines max their PT test.
I would do OK

Max cruchnches
probably 15 or so pull ups.
20-21 minute three mile (based upon a 12:50 two mile time)


In a 12:50 two mile... Are you doing any walking at all or is it a steady jog all the way through?



OH and on another note is it palms facing away on the pull-ups?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:39:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the870isking:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Very few marines max their PT test.
I would do OK

Max cruchnches
probably 15 or so pull ups.
20-21 minute three mile (based upon a 12:50 two mile time)


In a 12:50 two mile... Are you doing any walking at all or is it a steady jog all the way through?




A 12:50 two mile means he is hauling ass the entire time. I could always do sub 6:30 on the 1st mile but the 2nd one always added 30sec-1m. I think on one I did 6:10 the 1st mile and like 7:30 on the 2nd one! lol
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:40:12 PM EDT
The 20 pull ups would be tough. I can probably do about 15 in one sitting.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:43:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:43:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:46:36 PM EDT by wildearp]

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
(Age 17-26) Scores are lowered for older folks-

20 Pull-ups (No time limit)
100 Crunches (2 Minutes)
3 Mile run 18:00

Example:

Can you pass ace the Marine PFT with ease?


This is inspired by all the, "Are you in shape" threads...


Having been there and done that, many Marines have a problem meeting the standard, and most do not max on it. Hitting the max on pullups and situps was never a problem. The runtime took much effort to keep it from being painful. I never maxed it, but 19.00 was my absolute fastest in boot. I hate running and always have. Those who grew up running or were on the track team in school would easily hit the 16.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:46:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Having been there and done that, many Marines have a problem meeting the standard, and most do not max on it.


What happens if they don't ever meet it, even after a retest? discharged?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:47:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:47:49 PM EDT by pale_pony]

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
20 Pull/Chin-ups (No time limit) (I'll do one today, one tomorrow, one the next day...)
100 Crunches (2 Minutes) (No prob...)

3 Mile run 18:00 (gimme a week to work up to that one...)
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:48:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the870isking:

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Having been there and done that, many Marines have a problem meeting the standard, and most do not max on it.


What happens if they don't ever meet it, even after a retest? discharged?


They get assigned to a mentor. That means running almost every day and dieting/weight control if necessary. That is how my unit handled it, and I don't recall anyone being discharged for it.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:51:32 PM EDT
Could probably do about 21:00 3 mile with my current mile time (~6:00)... but I'd have to quit smoking .
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:51:59 PM EDT

I might make it but it wouldn't be easy.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:55:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:56:30 PM EDT by fmwright]
Even while I was in I had a waiver for the 3 mile run. I was built for power, not speed.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:56:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:56:50 PM EDT by fmwright]
Crap, double tap.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:57:01 PM EDT
I've always stayed in fairly good shape. Could stay in the water for hours. Bike 100 miles. Not too good at upper body stuff, maybe 15-20 pullups, 30-35 pushups....

We had a pretty extensive PF thing in high school. They actually gave you gold or red satin trunks for achieving the highest or second highest levels in the tests. Swimming in there and an obstacle course (180 yds) with walls, ropes and duck walk things. I got red.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:07:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DougR:
I am 2 months shy of 61. But

i aint as good as i once was
i got a few years on me now
but there was a time back in my prime

when i could really lay it down
and if you need some love tonight
then i might have just enough
i aint as good as i once was
but im as good once as i ever was


Good CW song. And that folks about sums it up. There are no time limits in the time I have left.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:10:40 PM EDT
I'm 41, and I could do the first two, but I can't run that fast anymore...hell, I could NEVER do a 6 minute mile. Fastest I ever ran 3 miles was 19 minutes. Fastest I could run it now would probably be about 22 minutes, and I would keel over exhausted afterward.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:13:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fmwright:
Even while I was in I had a waiver for the 3 mile run. I was built for power, not speed.


You can get a waiver?

Do you think 26 is too old to go in? I'm in the best shape of my life - been hitting the gym 5 days a week for 2 years solid now. 5'10" 180lbs. Running is the only thing I'm worried about.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:13:48 PM EDT
My mile would be about 10 minutes and maybe non after that. If I did the crunches I could not move the next morning. Chin-up's, yes. I'm 39....6' 1" , 225 pounds and never was a runner.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:17:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the870isking:

Originally Posted By fmwright:
Even while I was in I had a waiver for the 3 mile run. I was built for power, not speed.


You can get a waiver?

Do you think 26 is too old to go in? I'm in the best shape of my life - been hitting the gym 5 days a week for 2 years solid now. 5'10" 180lbs. Running is the only thing I'm worried about.


Have you tried a 3 mile run for speed? A 7 minute mile isn't even that fast for someone who puts in a training effort.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:20:34 PM EDT
Pullups-19~20
Crunches-120 easily
Run-I currently have a broken leg so I do not know. But my last timed 3 mile run was about 22 mins.

So I guess that I would be somewhere around 275

James
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:22:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 2:24:23 PM EDT by Favre44]

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Towely:
I consider myself in great shape.

What would I have to do to ace the test?


Not much:

20 Pull-ups (No time limit) 15
100 Crunches (2 Minutes) Yes
3 Mile run 18:00 Gimme a couple days to decrease my time and I can
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:23:11 PM EDT
I'm in decent shape for my age and health condition. I do 30+ min of cardio a day and endurance weight lifting. But I couldn't pass the test for young bucks for sure. Had troubles with it when I was in, not built for running.

I could low crawl for 100 yards then get up and run for another carrying gear...then walk 5 miles no problem.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:27:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
(Age 17-26) Scores are lowered for older folks-

20 Pull/Chin-ups (No time limit)
100 Crunches (2 Minutes)
3 Mile run 18:00


That age range is odd considering that a man is in his prime up until his mid thirties, and some longer. Andrei Tchmil and Sergie Conchar were kicking butt until their early forties in the professional cycling scene.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:28:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fmwright:
Even while I was in I had a waiver for the 3 mile run. I was built for power, not speed.


+1

Every service's PFT's are runner bias.

The military is run by the Runner Mafia
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:29:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
(Age 17-26) Scores are lowered for older folks-

20 Pull/Chin-ups (No time limit)
100 Crunches (2 Minutes)
3 Mile run 18:00

Example:

Can you pass ace the Marine PFT with ease?


This is inspired by all the, "Are you in shape" threads...


I could pass it but I wouldn't be happy doing it.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:32:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the870isking:

Originally Posted By fmwright:
Even while I was in I had a waiver for the 3 mile run. I was built for power, not speed.


You can get a waiver?

Do you think 26 is too old to go in? I'm in the best shape of my life - been hitting the gym 5 days a week for 2 years solid now. 5'10" 180lbs. Running is the only thing I'm worried about.


This was 27 years ago. I still had to do it at Parris Island, and for the first 2 years in the FMF. Had constant leg problems. My body build was larger than the 'standard'. I am 6' tall and at the time weighed in at 210lb, which by the book was over weight. The more I worked out the heaver I got. When I appeared before the medical board (they wanted to throw me out for being overweight) I proceeded to strip to my skivvies and demanded they show me where they wanted the weight to come off. That caused them to re-evaluate me via the Body Mass Index, which at the time was something new to the USMC.

But, no matter what you have to be able to run it all in boot camp. We had to run everywhere. If you were not marching in formation, you were running.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:33:47 PM EDT
Voted "No"

I couldnt ace it however i could pass it..

i can do 15 chinups, max crunches, 3mile run is more like 24min though. :(
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:34:12 PM EDT
A6 minute mile for 3 miles is tough. I doubt I would ever make that.

On any given day I can score in the 280s on the Army APFT. My best so far has been a 292, but i just hit the next age bracket
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:34:37 PM EDT
In 18 minutes I might be able to do 2 miles....maybe.


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:34:56 PM EDT
FWIW all of the Arfcommers I have met in real life are extremely thin, fit and handsome!!

(Me, not at all, but the others are awesome!)
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:35:33 PM EDT
not a problem.... you can even throw in a 500m swim
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:36:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the870isking:

Originally Posted By fmwright:
Even while I was in I had a waiver for the 3 mile run. I was built for power, not speed.


You can get a waiver?

Do you think 26 is too old to go in? I'm in the best shape of my life - been hitting the gym 5 days a week for 2 years solid now. 5'10" 180lbs. Running is the only thing I'm worried about.


Buy GOOD shoes from a running store, i.e. one where the salesmen actually look like they run 40+ miles a week so they can give you accurate advice on the support and fit, and go hit the trails. Try to avoid running on concrete and start running no more than every other day for at least a month, if not longer.

I don't know what your % fat is but 5'10" and 180 you may want to try dropping 15-20 pounds, whether muscle or fat, if you're serious about running. It will help your run time immensely and save some wear and tear on your ankles/shins/knees. Fwiw, I am 6'4" and 225 lbs in the best shape of my life, I run about 20 miles a week, and I'm just too damn big to keep up with the little guys despite being pretty lean.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:37:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 2:37:53 PM EDT by southpaw67]
Right now, at 40yrs old, I am gradually improving in my ARMY ROTC PT Test scores.

Last Record test was;

50 pushups in 2 minutes
45 sit ups in 2 minutes
2 mile run in 22:10

No excuses but my right shoulder rotator is acting up and my ceiling is 50 pushups until I get it straightened up.

My sit ups have improved as my spare tire has shrunk

My 1st 2 mile run was 35:XX. I finished hobbling with shin splints from hell. The very next test 1 month later I shaved a lil over 11 minutes off the 2 mile.

I have shown very good gains and improvement since starting this the beginning of the Fall Semester.

I dont know about no 3 Mile run in 18 minutes......Hell No.

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