Jump to content

Recommended Posts

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age, the minimum requirement is 13 pushups, 47 situps and a 19:42 two-mile run. Why the difference in fitness requirements? "USMC Women in the Service Restrictions Review" found that women, on average, have 20 percent lower aerobic power, 40 percent lower muscle strength, 47 percent less lifting strength and 26 percent slower marching speed than men.

http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/02/06/women-in-combat-n1504759

Link to post
Share on other sites
The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age, the minimum requirement is 13 pushups, 47 situps and a 19:42 two-mile run. Why the difference in fitness requirements? "USMC Women in the Service Restrictions Review" found that women, on average, have 20 percent lower aerobic power, 40 percent lower muscle strength, 47 percent less lifting strength and 26 percent slower marching speed than men.

 

http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/02/06/women-in-combat-n1504759

 

 

heh. I can do 100 sit ups and 40 pushups *Blows a raspberry*

 

 

But I am not a normal woman. *coughs* that we all know Muahhahha *demonic laugh* Also being a dwarf at five foot one ok ok damn political correctness, being vertically challenged, my arms are short. Hell I maybe strong and have endurance but I still cannot reach the top shelf in a supermarket heheheheehhe

 

 

No seriously....

unfair to say the least! They need to make it the same, otherwise it is just stupid.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...