01 Mar '14, 12am

Challenge yourself to train like a Marine this weekend. #FitnessFriday

Initial Strength Test (IST) In order to begin recruit training, aspiring Marines must pass the Initial Strength Test (IST). It is recommended that recruits report to training with scores well above the minimum standards. The IST consists of the following three tests: Pull-ups/Flexed-Arm Hang Guidelines for pull-ups (males): Mount the bar with your hands facing towards you or away from you. Your legs can be held straight or in a bent position, but may not be raised above the waist. To successfully complete a repetition, raise your body by bending your arms at the elbows until your chin is above the bar, then lower your body until your arms are fully extended. You may have an assistant extend an arm across the front of your body to help prevent swinging. The minimum standard for passing this test during the IST is two pull-ups. Guidelines for flexed arm hang (females): In st...

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