11/10/2015 Happy Birthday Marines!

Today “It will be a fine, amphibious morning”- Slater’s Gunnery Sergeant.

“The United States Marine Corp was born on November 10th, 1775.  There were two battalions of Continental Marines that were formed as an infantry and a force capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore.  The role of the Corps has since grown and evolved, expanding to aerial warfare and earning popular titles such as “America’s third Air Force” and “second land Army.”  The United States Marine Corps has distinguished itself as it has served in the majority of American wars.  From its inception to the modern era, it’s attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific theater of World War II.

The USMC requires that all Marines perform a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and a Combat Fitness Test (CFT) oncer per fiscal year.  Each test must have an interval of 6 months and the same standards apply for the reservists.  The PFT ensures that Marines are keeping physically fit and in a state of physical readiness.  It consists of pull-ups, crunches and a 3 mile run for males.  For females it consists of flexed arm hand, crunches and a 3 mile run.”-https://en.wikipedia.org.   According to Coach Slater, CFS female members are badasses, so we will opt NOT to perform the “flex arm hang” and do pullups instead.  😉  We will have score sheets posted on the front whiteboard, so athletes can calculate their scores.

What does the USMC think of your fitness?



-pull ups:  max rep strict pull-ups without dropping from the bar (for today bands will be allowed)

-crunches (2 min to complete 100)

-3 mile run for time


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