Pull ups NOT REQUIRED for female Marines!?!
Ok I do understand that pull ups are hard…I mean they really really SUCK.
I also understand that most women hate them and really struggle with them.
BUT for MARINE FEMALES to not be required to be able to do at least one!?! That is ridiculous.
An article called “Pull-ups for women? Not going to happen” states that, “A plan that would toughen the Physical Fitness Test for women by adding pull-ups has been put off indefinitely.”
My question is…why? Why aren’t women being required to perform an exercise which is a GREAT demonstration of upper body strength?
Because we can’t on average do as many as men? Because they are super hard?
Why are we simply not using pull ups as a test instead of TRAINING women to be able to do them!?!
Seriously, this is ridiculous! Pull ups are something I firmly believe that everyone…I repeat…EVERYONE should be able to do AT LEAST one of.
What are your thoughts? Do you think that the fitness standards for Marines should be that different that women aren’t even required to do pull ups AT ALL?
P.S. The picture is also incorrect. What she is actually doing is a chin up…..
Posted on March 1, 2012, in Benefits of doing "man" exercises, Uhm? and tagged fitness standards, marine fitness standards, physical fitness test, Pull Ups, training women, upper body strength, women doing pull ups. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.