MIL Can palms face either direction for Marine PFT pull ups?

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  1. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    ie both facing forward (pullup) or both facing backward (chinup)?
     
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    zhiniibob CLUB ASTROS NOW OPEN OT Supporter

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    Yes it doesn't matter. Practice forward then on the pft do them facing you
     
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    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    Alright great.

    I'll probably just train "palms backward" so that I know what 20 feels like before testing.
     
  4. RoAcH CoAcH

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    Either direction. I started palms away and could do about 1 and a half. palms toward = cake

    This may sound dumb, but you know to start at dead hang? In MEPS they didn't enforce an initial dead hang. Makes it 10 times harder.

    Go to Wal Mart and get the bar to use on your doorway. Works wonders, especially if you get the leather strap to help/
     
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    Zee916 Engineering the world.......

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    You can switch as long as you don't come off the bar either.
     
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    how is it harder to not start from a dead hang? I find it the other way around...
     
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    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    another question: in what order does the test occur? (pullup/crunch/run)?
     
  8. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I have a pullup bar in my hallway. I randomly knock out 10 - 15 during the day.
     
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    zhiniibob CLUB ASTROS NOW OPEN OT Supporter

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    We usually do crunches pullups then run.
     
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    I just read that the order is random, so :dunno:
     
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    Zee916 Engineering the world.......

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    We did it pullup, crunch, and then run w/ 5 to 6 minutes rest in between.
     
  12. RoAcH CoAcH

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    when I jump on a bar I can do more pullups then starting from a dead hang... Maybe it's just me?
     
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    zhiniibob CLUB ASTROS NOW OPEN OT Supporter

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    well I know the run is usually always last, and everytime I've ever done a pft even in boot that's how we did it. But what do I know...
     
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    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    Well, there is another guy in this thread saying he did it another way, so I guess you aren't the authority when it comes to PFT. :hsugh:
     
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    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Pullups are my kryptonite.
     
  16. RoAcH CoAcH

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    The PFT has no order. Of course i'm a poolee, but that just means I have a fresh copy of my training guide.

    I would prefer to run last so that my muscles are stretched out... Plus running is the easiest IMO
     
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    however you attach your two dickskinners on the bar doesn't matter
     
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    the order does not matter but you must be given a recovery time in between
     
  19. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You're tall aren't you?
     
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    zhiniibob CLUB ASTROS NOW OPEN OT Supporter

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    :rofl: authority, you asked for opinions from marines on pft's so I gave you mine. I'll remember to ignore your questions from now on
     
  21. Julius

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    what the fuck, chin ups are like twice as easy to do

    maybe it's just me and my massive biceps :mamoru:
     
  22. LaFinduMonde

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    you're pretty sensitive for being a Marine :mamoru:

    But what do I know...
     
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    I'm 6'6", at my absolute best weight I'm about 230-240, if I can pull off even 5 pullups, it's fucking incredible.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    muscle or fat?
     
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    So whats a good amount of pull ups?

    I can do 10-11 right now properly easily but then again I'm short and don't weigh very much :mamoru:
     

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