I took a few months off of doing pull ups this summer, went to a concert where the Marines had that pull up bar set up and did 16. I would think with as active as they are during basic, they could definitely do at least 10?
I've never been to basic so I don't know how plausible this is, but is there a way to do inverted pull ups on the racks/bunk beds/whatever they're called? It's no "legitimate" pull up but better than not doing them?
According to specialtactics: A11.1.2. 500 Meter Surface Swim (max. time limit 14 minutes) (PJ - 11 minutes 30 seconds): This swim is conducted using the freestyle, breaststroke or sidestroke. The swim is continuous (non-stop). If a member stops any time during the swim, the test will be stopped and considered a failure for the entire PAST. Swimsuit and goggles/scuba mask are the only equipment items allowed. After completion of the swim, allow a 30-minute rest prior to the next event.Those are very quick run and swim times! The run especially. I never had a PST run under 10 mins. I've never done 1.5 miles under 10 mins, EVER. For the swim, can you use any stroke you want or is it CSS/some variation?
AF Basic now includes Pull-ups.
AF has run BA Centric Basic Training Flights for PJ's CCT,SOWT and TACP Candidates. They get extra PT in an effort to keep them in better shape for the pipeline. My son's 1st run through basic was in a SOF Flight (and no, he was not a BA Candidate)
They did the same thing for us in boot camp. All 8xx divisions are for SPECWAR/SPECOP candidates. Only sad part is, we realized how much of a joke the extra PT is once we got to the left coast. Granted, it's better than completely losing all your conditioning, but not anywhere near comparable to what we experienced even during AI in Coronado.
That's good they are included. When I went through OSUT we didn't do them, but I knew I had to do them in RIP so I did them when I could there.