Skip to comments.Suck it out: Chubby military personnel are getting liposuction to pass Pentagon's body fat test
Posted on 10/29/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic.
They need liposuction, and fast.
A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.
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We had a solution for this in the Marine Corps. It was called the Physical Conditioning Platoon (PCP) or the pork chop platoon in boot camp. And out in the fleet it was the run for fun lunch bunch.
Thanks for the full title...you had me worried based upon the current status of things!
yeah the fat ones need to get in shape
that is all
we don’t need fat military not able to fight
Yep. Pork Chop Platoon. It insulted the hell out of me when I was assigned there after I spent a couple of weeks in MRP, Medical Rehab Platoon, or as we called it, Motivation Removal Platoon. Thank you SGT McCoy for keeping me motivated.
They won’t have to, we will use drones or just surrender.
I went to boot camp in the summertime. We had yellow shirts with the red USMC across the chest for our PT shirt. The first day I get my shirt back from the wash it has two painted red stripes across it. The same red stripes were painted across all of the recruits shirts who were fat bodies and/or were having a hard time staying up in the run. I was always mad about that as I was skinny as a rail and in great shape and didn’t have a problem with the run or physical exercise. Once I got down on the drill field I found out why I had two stripes spray painted across the shirt. Not only did they put them on the people who couldn’t hack it, they put it on all the fair skinned people (that’s me) who they feel might get heat stroke. It still didn’t help and still made me mad...
We can’t run a Daniel Greenfield article more than once, but this same article comes up four times in two days. Seems to be some inconsistencies here.
I did a search on the title and did not find it. Sorry if it’s a repeat...
Although there are some who are in fact muscular, the bottom line is it really doesn’t matter. The purpose of the fitness test is not your bodyfat level, physique, or how much you can bench... it is whether you can endure weeks of constant exertion, carrying lots of gear, potentially in very challenging terrain. For example, when I weighed 150 lbs I had 15% body fat, but could hump a ninety pound pack in the mountains with no problem; this equates to perhaps seven hundred calories an hour; anything under ~1000 is sustainable. That is, I can replenish those calories without losing all my energy stores, and breaking down too much muscle. At 210lbs, in better aerobic conidtion and an even lower 12% body fat, I almost died on the third day of carrying a similar load in the mountains, from exhaustion and eventual hypothermia. I was burning over 1600 calories an hour (bigger muscles, more weight), all day, and the body is simply not capable of regenerating that energy, getting rid of toxins, and canibalizes tissue, no matter how much you eat. I lost 14lbs in three days, mostly muscle (while undoubtedly gaining fat from eating calories that could not be converted directly into muscle or energy) and was walking around in a daze. I eventually collapsed and went into shock due to hypothermia. This is what soldiers and marines need to keep in mind; it’s not about being in shape, it’s about surviving when you are pushed to extremes through constant exertion; you are far more susceptible to both heat and cold, even if you look like Mr. Olympia.
Semper Fi, Brother.
I know what you mean. We had a guy who was with our platoon for about six months out of the year. The other six months he was at the base gym and participating in body building competitions. He was obviously chiselled with a miniature waist and little body fat, all muscle. However, he barely passed the PFT and was always falling out on runs and hikes. He couldn’t hack the infantry and he looked like Mr. Olympus.
Simply put, if you can’t do the job you’re in the military for, just like any other job in the civilian world you find a new job. The military is not a charitable organization, or at least it used to not be. The way it’s going, I don’t know.
Yup - very interesting that a lot of the SO guys are skinny when they used to be monsters. A skinny guy has less weight to carry and less muscle to oxygenate and hydrate. Some of them are unearthly strong, too!
Right back to you my friend. Good news:::::: At my age I don’t even need a costume for Halloween. Ha Ha
Hope all is well with you.
Hey buddy, good to hear from you. I’m just ensconced in my cave tonight.
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