Sunday, January 27, 2008


My brother John having thrown down that gauntlet to me to me on a cross-trainer and barbell complex workout competition last week, I am hereby returning the favour by suggesting we go head to head on the United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test this week.

This consists of:
  • as many pull ups as you can do
  • as many crunches as you can do in two minutes
  • a three mile run.
Follow the link for notes on form. Scoring works as follows: five points for every pull-up, one point for every crunch, and one point is deducted from 100 for every 10 seconds slower than 18 minutes.

Scores are graded into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class (below 3rd you fail) according to an age adjusted scale. I choose to interpret this as meaning that I can still win even if I get fifty points less than John. He may disagree.

1 comment:

John said...

I will first attempt the bare minimum !