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Old 03-15-2009, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test Conditioning

My training section just ran the CFT, and even though it kicked a lot of people's asses, I thought it was good to go and could definitely be implemented into anybody's training regimen or used to gauge one's cardio and muscle strength at the same time.

The Combat Fitness Test is still being tweaked out as we're still currently operating on a "pass/fail" system, but it's being pretty closed to being finalized with a real scoring system like the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test.

The CFT consists of 3 events, with no more than a 5 minute break between each event. Even though we perform the CFT in combat boots and utility trousers (blouse during "Movement Under Fire"), standard athletic gear should do just fine.

Movement to Contact
880 yard sprint: 3:48 or less.

Ammo Lift
Lift a 30 pound ammo can (kettle bell should do just fine) from shoulder height over your head as many times as possible in 2 minutes. (Current minimum is 45 for males 17-26)

Maneuver Under Fire
1. Starting from the prone position, sprint 25 yards, and perform a J-hook around a course marker, dropping back into the prone.
2. High-crawl 10 yards (stomach stays on the ground)
3. Modified High-crawl 15 yards (6 points of contact, your "baby crawl")
4. Sprint diagonally through 5 cones (like football drills)
5. Lift a simulated casualty (anybody within 10 pounds of your weight) and carry him with your arms across his chest moving backwards 10 yards.
6. Prop the casualty into a fireman's carry and run 65 yards.
7. Pick up 2 30-pound ammo cans (again, kettle bells work fine) and sprint for 75 yards.
8. Drop the cans, and throw a practice grenade into a target 22.5 yards away, and perform 3 push ups.
9. Pick up the 2 cans and run 75 yards back.

The "Maneuver Under Fire" circuit needs to be completed in under 3:29 for males 17-26.

The minimum requirements are definitely manageable, but it can still break you off if you put out. In addition, the fact that the exercises being performed have some type of combat relevance might make it more interesting of a workout.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting, seems pretty easy really. I mean not for me because my cardio is in terrible, but people with good cardio would murder this.

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Lift a 30 pound ammo can (kettle bell should do just fine) from shoulder height over your head as many times as possible in 2 minutes. (Current minimum is 45 for males 17-26)
Derek Poundstone lifted a 202 pound dumbell with a 3" thick handle 15 times at the Arnold this year... and had to clean it every time. I thought it was an interesting comparison, lol.
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I am currently in the delayed entry program, and we had to this over the past summer for PT, it was brutal to say the least. I like it more then the traditional PFT, seems more accurate and all in my very very humbly opinion. Whats your MOS? I got slotted 0861, may go 0311 though. Semper Fi
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In response to wukkadb, most people shouldn't have a problem taking on the minimum, provided, as you said, they have some decent cardio. The fun is trying to do the 880 yards under 3 minutes and still get about 2:30-2:40 during maneuver under fire.

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I am currently in the delayed entry program, and we had to this over the past summer for PT, it was brutal to say the least. I like it more then the traditional PFT, seems more accurate and all in my very very humbly opinion. Whats your MOS? I got slotted 0861, may go 0311 though. Semper Fi
Recon6991, I'm a 7242 Air Support Operations Operator. (Take requests for assault transports, casevacs, and airstrikes, procedurally control aircraft, and manage the coordination and deconfliction of airspace with surface fire from ground and naval batteries). I actually know quite a bit about 0861s, and it's definitely worth staying in considering the importance of being a Fire Support Man. Without good artillery coordination, we can't safely route or manage aircraft in the airspace (big sky, little bullet theory does not apply.) Maybe one day you'll end up working Fire Support Coordination Center and I might end up talking to you through a laptop or radio if you're good enough.

Just make sure to do whatever your recruiter tells you to do for PT, and put out an effort to get on the ball with the CFT. You'll definitely have an advantage over other Marines if you take the time to get better at it.
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