Skip to comments.Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
Posted on 12/27/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
Females in the Marine Corps will not have to meet the physical fitness standard--set to go into effect as of January --of being able to do at least three pull-ups, the Corps quietly announced on social media.
Unlike their female counterparts, male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups.
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All they ever wanted was equal treatment.
What about transgendered?...(sad but its now a legitimate question in Obama miltary)
a physically-fit female - 70% aerobic capacity of an average 50 year old male. 50% strength capacity in the shoulders/upper arms.
If arm strength is necessary to be a good soldier, then they should all have to meet the standard. If it’s not necessary, eliminate the requirement. Why two standards for the same job?
The grand military experiment that will ultimately get an awful lot of people killed marches on........
We’ve never done pull-ups. We’ve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.
I am 34, and I can still do 24 pull ups. I remember being in NROTC, and the midshipman females who were contracted to go to the Marines, could do 17, 23, and 16. I was impressed.
In my day we had to do 20 dead hang pull ups to get 100pts on the pft. Dang how times have changed.
They will be great when they have to climb over walls and large hills.
Well, some of the bigger gals have these ‘obstructions’ that get in the way of executing a complete and proper pull-up. I won’t elaborate.
Equality means being unequal in Obama’s world.
I’ve had five kids and I can still do twelve pull ups. These women who can’t even do one pull up aren’t qualified to be mothers let alone be Marines!
Reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from Full Metal Jacket.
If they can’t do at least 20 pull-ups (male, female or whatever), they don’t deserve to be called Marines.
>>>Weve never done pull-ups. Weve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.<<<
But it’s obviously easier than doing pull-ups. Just saying. Not to mention you don’t have those nasty apples to apples comparisons.
We are just unreconstructed sexist pigs for wanting members of our fighting forces to, you know, win a fight.
flexed arm hang for time has LONG been the requirement for women Marines.
And then she out shoots you on the range because she has more discipline.
This is going to be really confusing before new standards are considered, debated, standardized, agreed upon, put into practice, enforced at threat of dishonorable discharge, then willfully ignored, then openly discouraged, then officially removed from the books of regulations. That whole process may take about 35 years or so, and take countless careers with it due to ‘violations’ some real some imagined. It takes a long time to right a big ship, even when everyone knows it is on the wrong course.
Goodbye to the Marines as we knew them.
I pray they haven’t changed the standards for Navy Seals.
>>Weve never done pull-ups. Weve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.
You were never allowed to be combat Marines either. Now, people’s lives may depend on your upper body strength.
Meanwhile, how many fine young Marines will die or suffer debilitating injuries in combat because one of the ‘ladies’ just couldn’t cut it.
My dad, who fought on Guadalcanal and Bougainville is spinning 360s at Calverton national cemetery.
Nowadays, some of the kids probably could sneak a cell phone into a practice drill and take a few photos in a blink. Not so in the old days. You would have had to set the F stop first, then your Nikon or Cannon or Poloroid would have made a loud hissss and bright flash, earning the photographer (if male)a lot of unwanted attention, maybe even a smack in the mouth.
doesn't anybody look at movies or tv shows that show women beating the crap out of men with no problems. gawd.. how old fashioned, physical fitness.
bunch of misogynist.
“Ive had five kids and I can still do twelve pull ups. These women who cant even do one pull up arent qualified to be mothers let alone be Marines!”
When I was on active duty I strove for 20 pullups and don’t remember how many chin ups.
We do know that these gals don’t need to do “push-ups” ....
Speaking of having to climb over large hills...;)
I think that has been the case for officers for some time now.
“doesn’t anybody look at movies or tv shows that show women beating the crap out of men with no problems.”
I know! Wonder Woman didn’t even mess up her hair! And don’t even get me started on Emma Peel! /s;)
>>My dad, who fought on Guadalcanal and Bougainville is spinning 360s at Calverton national cemetery. <<
And can do as many pull-ups as a female Marine.
How could you only be required to do 3 pullups?
They should be required to 20 or 30.
Can’t see how you can be considered fit not meeting that minimum as a standard.
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Yer a hater...
Three pull ups...? I hope they mean that is required before before starting boot camp. Back in the day they had little excursions from boot camp called fat farms and motivation, and recruits who couldn’t do pull ups or push ups got into shape quick, or they got out.
Don't forget the horizontal ladder. We had to do before every meal in the mess hall. Being over 6' 2", I hated that thing because I had to help the shorter guys get ON it.
Gee, I’m outta work, maybe I should join the new military. Private Benjamin and me would fit in perfectly!
Thank you for your service, Marine.
They also don’t have to sign up for the draft to get their student loans.
Employing logic, or attempting to wrap your head around this silliness, will cause headaches, and could possibly lead to a grey matter hernia.
Don’t claim later that you haven’t been warned.
Personally, I'm more concerned about the male Marine pullup standard being at ONLY 3!! That's sad, very f'n sad!!
>> We are just unreconstructed sexist pigs for wanting members of our fighting forces to, you know, win a fight.
The good news is, when they lose the battle and are taken prisoner, their section of the POW camp will have, at best, one latrine — and it’ll be male/female/LGBT equal. Victory!!!
LOL! Pull-ups were always what saved my ass in PFTs. Can't run for jack (never could) but good old pull-ups gave the the points I needed.