Gauge Your Fitness Level Using The Marine Corps Test

So you've decided to get into shape. Before you put on your running shoes or hit the gym, it may be worth knowing just how out of shape you are—you know for motivation. The Marine Corps Fitness test can help.

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The Marine Corps Fitness test is comprised of three parts: pull-ups, crunches and a 4.8-kilometre run. All three tests must be performed in one continuous session, and you only have up to two hours to complete as much as you can.

Each exercise has specific instructions, so concerning the crunches, for example, if your derrière isn't in constant contact with the ground and both your arms don't remain in constant contact with your rib cage throughout, that crunch doesn't count.

Hit up the below link to see the minimum fitness requirements for your age group. As a potential benchmark, the highest score involves performing 20 pull-ups, 100 crunches in two minutes and running 4.8 kilometres in 18 minutes.

Take the Marine Corps Fitness Test [Art of Manliness]


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