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Old 11-14-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Even if you're not ready to sign up, it helps to be fighting fit. Test yourself against Ranger standards, using their recommended scores in pushups, situps, chinups, and a 2-mile run. Fall below the curve? Follow the accompanying training techniques from Michael Mejia, C.S.C.S., author of the Special Ops Workout. Do each 2 or 3 days a week, resting at least a day between sessions.

PUSHUPS

The Ranger goal: 80 in 2 minutes

If you don't measure up: Do as many pushups as you can, then rest for 20 seconds. Repeat this back-and-forth process (work, rest) for 2 minutes. Keep track of the total number of pushups you perform in that time period, and try to beat it in your next workout.

SITUPS

The Ranger goal: 80 in 2 minutes

If you don't measure up: Without resting, do as many situps as you can, timing yourself from start to finish. Then rest for that same amount of time. Repeat four times, always resting for only as long as it took to do your previous set. Work your way to the 2-minute goal.

CHINUPS

The Ranger goal: 12 or more

If you don't measure up: Take the most chinups you can do at one time, and divide that number in half. Now perform sets of that number of repetitions resting 60 seconds after each set until you've done at least 12 chinups. (If you can do six chinups, you'll perform four sets of three repetitions.) Each workout, reduce your rest between sets by 5 seconds, until you're down to zero rest and able to do 12 consecutive chinups.

2-MILE RUN

The Ranger goal: 13 minutes or less

If you don't measure up: Break the 2-mile distance into 440-yard increments (1/4 mile, or once around the track) and do eight intervals, running each in 1 minute, 38 seconds a pace that's equivalent to a 6:30 mile and resting for 60 seconds after each. Each workout, reduce your rest period by 5 to 10 seconds until you can do all eight 440-yard rounds without stopping.

Personally I can do all but the 2 mile run in 13 minutes:(
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Old 11-14-2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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Yeah, the Army's PFT is way easier than the Marines one. Same goes for the rifle range. I believe the Army doesn't go past 300 yards whereas the Marines have to do 500 yards. I used to instruct rifle range classes now and again when we weren't in the field doing grunt stuff.

Marines: 300 PFT is perfect. I was usually at 290 because 18 minutes for 3 miles is insane.

1. 100 situps in 2 minutes.
2. Dead-hang pullups- Max points is 20 of 'em.
3. 3 mile run- 18 minutes is max points.

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Old 11-14-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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sigh....Oh, to be a 20/80 Marine again =(. I'll get there ...just gotta remove the rest of this 6 years of Fat McNasty off of me =P.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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Air Force:

Sit Up

Walk a mile with a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other witout spilling a drop.

Light a cigarette while simultaneously drinking said coffee.

Find coolest place possible to store beer in less than five minutes.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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Don't forget the ubiquitous:
"Find most comfortable hotel with bar on premises in under 15 minutes."
Priceline, Expedia, et al help out a bunch. I got a 99 out of 100 last year. Spilt coffee while lighting cigarette.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:34 AM   #6
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Ha, ha. They didn't have priceline, etc. when I was in. I just realized, Badger, South Carolina. What base?
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wow... i can do the entire thing... actualy: 100 sit-ups in 2 minutes...! nice post.....
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Heh, wanting to join the Marines here, guess I got alot of work to work on.
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I believe the Army doesn't go past 300 yards whereas the Marines have to do 500 yards.
That's correct. I could always get my 300s, but 500 . . . that's sick.
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