Changing Fitness Standards For Female Marines

Recently, the United States Marine Corps mandated that female marines be able to complete the same three pull-ups that male marines must complete in order to meet the Corps’ standard physical fitness requirements. However, after 55 percent of the female recruits failed the pull-up test, the Corps silently waved the requirement until 2015. Instead, female marines would be allowed the option of a 15-second minimum flexed-arm hang from a bar, commonly known in school gym classes as “the girl pull up.” BTR Pulse‘s Sara Fraser spoke to people on the streets of New York about the Marine Corps’ attempt to equalize the training of the sexes.

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