What i mean is do these weight restrictions hamper our overall
recruiting ability not just on old folks, since they have to go though boot they will lose weight and if after boot they then don't meet the requirement, maybe they could recycle them
1 time. What i'm saying is would it help if they raised the weight restriction "for enlistment" not for retension, up by about 10% like 5'10 205lbs can elist, but has to be 189 to pass boot. 16 pounds doesn't sound that that much to lose.
It's also based on body fat compostition. The weight limit can be adjusted up, as well, based on the results of the tape test.
We have several guys who look like they couldn't make it, but they're just big. A tape test shows that even though they're over the height-to-weight limit, the weight is muscle mass, and not fat. Guys who work out a lot have that happen to them.