Marines are one of the fittest fighting forces on the planet. They have very stringent weight and fitness requirements, and by far exceed those of the other US branches. The only thing that comes close are the special force units for each branch. The Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is scored from three different workouts. Each Marine must get at least three pullups, 80 crunches, and run three miles in a certain time period (this one is based on age...some call it the old man discount as you get older). A perfect PFT score is 300 and achieved by the fittest.
The Marine Fit workout is geared toward helping you build that strength and power needed to excel at achieving that perfect score. We will begin our focus with six reps per set with moderate to heavy weight. The goal is to lift as heavy as you can and still get six reps. You will progress through the weeks building up to 12 reps per set, which will challenge you to build both strength and endurance. Marines have to be strong and be able to go for long lenghts of time. The program will also focus on building up your running endurance. The first week will start you off at a 1.5 mile run, and finish off with a final 3 mile run at week 4. The key is to finish the run without walking no matter your time.