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USMC Sokol
11-22-09, 09:57 PM
It's good to set a goal and try to reach it (or exceed it) before going to RT. So, I'm curious as to everyone's goal IST is before they ship out to their MCRD!


Current IST
Pull Ups: 17
Crunches: 101
1.5 Run: 13:12 (need to improve it big time)

Goal IST
Pull Ups: 22+
Crunches: 120+
1.5 Run: Under 12:00


I've been working out on my so far, but since my first IST I've improved A LOT! I may go and try the P90X work out since I've heard so many good things about it. I hope it works!

:iwo:

Endurance89
11-22-09, 10:24 PM
My current is in my signature.

My goal (and the last chance I get is early December) is sub-9:00 run ( I will be running next to someone who has an 8:50 and ships with me, coincidentally), 12+ pullups (I hit 10 on my own recently) and 80+ crunches.

Best of luck to everyone in attaining their ideal!

eleventen32
11-22-09, 10:26 PM
I definitely agree with you about setting goals before boot camp. By the way when we get out of boot camp we will be doing the PFT which has a 3 mile run rather than the mile and a half.

My Current IST:

Pull Ups: 20
Crunches: 128
1 1/2 Mile Run: 10:15

My Goal IST

Pull Ups: 100
Crunches: 150
1 1/2 Mile Run: 8:00

Some good advice I got lately was: Don't cut yourself short. You should always strive to be the best.

MarinesFTW
11-22-09, 10:29 PM
My goal is rather a PFT then a IST.

20+ Pull ups
100+ Crunches
20:00 or so 3 mile.

eleventen32
11-22-09, 10:33 PM
My goal is rather a PFT then a IST.

20+ Pull ups
100+ Crunches
20:00 or so 3 mile.

Yeah same here. I don't have that much time until I ship so I am focusing more on the three mile run rather than the mile and a half.

Jensen139
11-22-09, 10:46 PM
20 pull ups
100 sit ups
under 9 min 1.5 mi

Just need to work on my sit ups got the other two already. But I'm not to worried about those. They are the easiest to improve.

USMC Sokol
11-22-09, 11:01 PM
I would have included PFT, however just the thought of running 3 miles wears me out ^_^

Mulls
11-23-09, 08:35 AM
i started at 5 pull ups, exactly 100 crunches, and an 11:04 run time. now i'm doing 8 pull ups (got there late, did them after PT), 107 crunches, and running a 10:30. I want to get a sub-ten run time, 20 pull ups, and i don't really care about the crunches as long as i keep practicing and getting over 100.

Capital M
11-23-09, 11:18 AM
i started at 5 pull ups, exactly 100 crunches, and an 11:04 run time. now i'm doing 8 pull ups (got there late, did them after PT), 107 crunches, and running a 10:30. I want to get a sub-ten run time, 20 pull ups, and i don't really care about the crunches as long as i keep practicing and getting over 100.


Our recruiter gave us some advice that seems to make sense; When prioritizing working out, put pullups and crunches first, before running. When doing the PFT if you max out on pull ups and crunches. you only need 25 points to get a 1st class. That means you can run it in like 25:30 (if I'm doing math correctl) and still have a first class PFT.

Now by no means am I saying slack (or saying my recruiter told us to slack, for that matter), but Mulls that extra 30 seconds is no where near as important as the extra 12 pull ups you need. I'd hit up every pull up program out there in order to get those 60 points you don't have. Keep pushin and pullin bro:banana:

Capital M
11-23-09, 12:06 PM
Got a PM from a Marine suggesting these be put up. Good idea. Here's a way to score your run times, etc, to figure out where your at. I've set a goal for about 250, so whatever combination gets me there, I'm fine with. Anyway, here you go.

Males http://usmilitary.about.com/od/marines/l/blfitmale.htm

Females http://usmilitary.about.com/od/marines/l/blfitfemale.htm

sbombard15
11-23-09, 12:47 PM
Everybody should have a first class pft as a goal.

eleventen32
11-23-09, 01:20 PM
Everybody should have a first class pft as a goal.
:thumbup:

trmptplyr
11-23-09, 04:06 PM
Realistically, I'd like to get my run under 11:00, of course eventually getting a 18:00 3 mile. My secondary goals are to get the last 5 pullups and 15 situps I need to max those areas.

Jensen139
11-23-09, 04:39 PM
Don't want to rain on your parade trmptplyr. Running an 18 min 3 mi is a goal we all should strive for. But if you want to run close to an 18 min 3 mi in boot camp you will need to be a lot closer to 9 minutes on your IST. Even then to be able to keep that pace for another 1.5 mi would be hard.
Concentrate on interval running 200's, 400's and 800's on some days. 1 mi repeats at max effort then rest about the same amount of time (or till you feel fully recovered) and repeat 1 or 2 more times on another day. Then one conditioning run per week 4-5 mi. If you did those three things M,W,F you'd see a lot of improvement in your run times. If your already doing something similar to that's great and continue on. I see that a lot of poolee's just run 4-5 or even more times for week at longer distances and that is not the best way to train.

trmptplyr
11-23-09, 04:59 PM
But if you want to run close to an 18 min 3 mi in boot camp you will need to be a lot closer to 9 minutes on your IST.

lol yeah I know. With an IST like mine I would've thought it could've gone unsaid that an 18:00 3 mile is a long term goal.

eleventen32
11-23-09, 06:56 PM
lol yeah I know. With an IST like mine I would've thought it could've gone unsaid that an 18:00 3 mile is a long term goal.

Your goal isn't to much of a long shot. I mean look at the goals I set for myself. 100 pull ups and 150 crunches. Now thats a long shot. But its possible! Lol

Mulls
11-23-09, 09:01 PM
Our recruiter gave us some advice that seems to make sense; When prioritizing working out, put pullups and crunches first, before running. When doing the PFT if you max out on pull ups and crunches. you only need 25 points to get a 1st class. That means you can run it in like 25:30 (if I'm doing math correctl) and still have a first class PFT.

Now by no means am I saying slack (or saying my recruiter told us to slack, for that matter), but Mulls that extra 30 seconds is no where near as important as the extra 12 pull ups you need. I'd hit up every pull up program out there in order to get those 60 points you don't have. Keep pushin and pullin bro:banana:

yup, definitely trying. these long ass arms on my 6'3 body make the pull ups suck, but i'm definitely improving.

TheRichmondKid
11-24-09, 12:10 AM
My Goal IST

Pull Ups: 100
Crunches: 150
1 1/2 Mile Run: 8:00

Haha 100 pull ups? Good luck.

Capital M
11-24-09, 12:16 AM
yup, definitely trying. these long ass arms on my 6'3 body make the pull ups suck, but i'm definitely improving.

No excuses man. I'm 6'2 and change, weight about 195, and got long ass lanky arms. Had shoulder surgery last December, started out with 6 pullups on my original IST. I'm up to 13/14 depending on the day.

All it takes is doin them over and over again. Put a bar in a major doorway and max set it every time you go in/out of your room. You'll get up there:evilgrin:

eleventen32
11-24-09, 12:21 AM
Haha 100 pull ups? Good luck.

I hate to tell you but the record number of pull ups done by a Marine is well over 100. In fact the depot pull up record is set at 131. The record was set by PFC Collin Bell.

You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. If you don't put your mind to it... well "good luck".

TheRichmondKid
11-24-09, 03:42 AM
I hate to tell you but the record number of pull ups done by a Marine is well over 100. In fact the depot pull up record is set at 131. The record was set by PFC Collin Bell.

You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. If you don't put your mind to it... well "good luck".


My "good luck" was sincere. No need to be a <br><br><img src="http://irritatedtulsan.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/oscar-the-grouch.jpg">

Mulls
11-24-09, 12:01 PM
No excuses man. I'm 6'2 and change, weight about 195, and got long ass lanky arms. Had shoulder surgery last December, started out with 6 pullups on my original IST. I'm up to 13/14 depending on the day.

All it takes is doin them over and over again. Put a bar in a major doorway and max set it every time you go in/out of your room. You'll get up there:evilgrin:

word, i have a pull up station outside, i run out and do a 60-70% max set every time i pass my back door, plus i'm doing the armstrong program. up 3 pull ups in 2 weeks so far.

eleventen32
11-24-09, 12:32 PM
My "good luck" was sincere. No need to be a



http://irritatedtulsan.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/oscar-the-grouch.jpg



Damn is that what you look like? I don't think thats what the Marine Corps means by lean and mean. LMAO Just messing with you bro. I figured since you put "haha" in your post you were trying to be a

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c160/yetson/hehe%20funny/donkey.jpg

:D

pooleegroover
11-24-09, 08:25 PM
My last I.S.T as of 11-7-09 was: 19 pull-ups, 83 crunches, and 8:34 1 1/2 mile run.(I know my signature is different but havent been on in a while to change it lol) My goal before R.T is: 25 pull-ups, 120+ crunches and to break into the 7 minute time frame. But I ship in June so I know ill be there by that time.

USMC Sokol
11-24-09, 08:53 PM
A sub-8 minute 1.5 run would be pretty dam good. You almost have an 18:00 3 mile too. good luck! I'm sure you'll make it

pooleegroover
11-24-09, 09:43 PM
Thanks. Im sure I will too. I just noticed that I depped in 6 days after you and I ship to Paradise Island 7 days after you lol.

TheRichmondKid
11-25-09, 01:07 AM
:D

lol

Walters92
11-25-09, 03:42 AM
I need to get

25 pull ups
120 crunches
8 minute 1 1/2

joshpike4
11-25-09, 04:19 PM
I think everyones goal by the PFT test in RT would be 20 pullups 100 crunches and 18 minute three mile. My goal is to be on my way there by the time I take the original IST in RT. I am thinking 12-15 pullups, 80-100 crunches, 9:30 mile and a half. I have been steadily improving and have a pool function today so I hope I have gotten better since my last IST.

USMC Sokol
11-26-09, 10:55 AM
I think everyones goal by the PFT test in RT would be 20 pullups 100 crunches and 18 minute three mile. My goal is to be on my way there by the time I take the original IST in RT. I am thinking 12-15 pullups, 80-100 crunches, 9:30 mile and a half. I have been steadily improving and have a pool function today so I hope I have gotten better since my last IST.

How did you do?

Underoathed
11-28-09, 05:31 PM
My goal has always been a 300 PFT. I made that goal before I even was able to enlist. So now my goal is just to add more pull-ups and crunches and decrease my run times. Kinda like adding cushion to everything just-in-case I have a bad day.

Walters92
11-28-09, 06:31 PM
Underoathed, you already have a huge cushion haha

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MarinesFTW
11-29-09, 12:42 AM
17:58 3 mile is not a coushin at all. Still kicks the crap out of my run time though!

McManus15
12-02-09, 02:00 AM
Pull ups - 25 (already kill em)
Sit ups - 100 (easy)
1.5 miles - 10:30 (at 11:15...crap)

I need to start running...

USMC Sokol
12-02-09, 02:26 PM
Pull ups - 25 (already kill em)
Sit ups - 100 (easy)
1.5 miles - 10:30 (at 11:15...crap)

I need to start running...

11:15 isn't bad for some people...*cough* like me

USMC Sokol
12-05-09, 10:21 AM
Just came home from an IST !

Previous IST
Pull ups: 13
Crunches: 101
Run: 13:12

Today's IST
Pull ups: 15
Crunches: 114
Run: 12:15


I'm pretty happy with my scores today ;] I was hoping for 17+ pull ups...eh

ETWilliams0209
12-05-09, 01:56 PM
Today's IST (my first official one) was:

Pull ups: 16
Crunches: 72
Run: 11:01

I would have done better on the crunches if I hadn't done 50 sit ups before my recruiter told me to stop coming up so high. That's not an excuse, just me being stupid.

Outback206
12-05-09, 02:22 PM
Goal: 300 all the way.

Go big or go home

Going to have to get my Stew Smith on yeah?

ETWilliams0209
12-05-09, 02:54 PM
My goal is to be able to do a 225 PFT two weeks before I ship out. If I had to put it in terms of an IST I would say:

Pull ups: 20+
Crunches: 100+
Run: 9:30 or better

USMC Sokol
12-05-09, 11:16 PM
Today's IST (my first official one) was:

Pull ups: 16
Crunches: 72
Run: 11:01

I would have done better on the crunches if I hadn't done 50 sit ups before my recruiter told me to stop coming up so high. That's not an excuse, just me being stupid.

Good for your first official IST. Since you just DEP'ed in, you got plenty of time to improve.

Joshjames1234
12-06-09, 03:35 AM
Current IST / Goal IST
1.5 Mile - 11:00 / 9:30
Crunches - 61 / 120
Pull-ups - 7 / 20

I have about 8 months to get ready, and I'm not letting any time go by!

Mentally, I want to have all general orders completely memorized in about 2 weeks. After that I won't have any other things to really memorize because I already have the rank structure down and other basic info.

MarinesFTW
12-06-09, 11:35 AM
Joshjames1234 - J.J. Did Tie Buckle?

ETWilliams0209
12-06-09, 11:58 AM
Good for your first official IST. Since you just DEP'ed in, you got plenty of time to improve.


Not quite, I only have 'til February 8th. I'm going to go back and be an assistant coach with my old high school wrestling team over the holidays; it's the best conditioning I know (the drop out rate for our team in the 1st month every season was around 50% every year).

I'll also be running ISTs and PFTs with a friend who's trying to start the PLC before he leaves college. Between those two I'm hoping to have at least a 225 PFT before I ship. Shooting for the 300 by the end of boot.

USMC Sokol
12-06-09, 12:10 PM
Current IST / Goal IST
1.5 Mile - 11:00 / 9:30
Crunches - 61 / 120
Pull-ups - 7 / 20

I have about 8 months to get ready, and I'm not letting any time go by!

Mentally, I want to have all general orders completely memorized in about 2 weeks. After that I won't have any other things to really memorize because I already have the rank structure down and other basic info.

General Orders
Rank Structures
Leadership Traits
Principles
Core Values (easy)


I wouldn't be totally surprised if you got Leadership traits, core values, and the ranks down...but how about the Principles?

USMC Sokol
12-06-09, 12:12 PM
Not quite, I only have 'til February 8th. I'm going to go back and be an assistant coach with my old high school wrestling team over the holidays; it's the best conditioning I know (the drop out rate for our team in the 1st month every season was around 50% every year).

I'll also be running ISTs and PFTs with a friend who's trying to start the PLC before he leaves college. Between those two I'm hoping to have at least a 225 PFT before I ship. Shooting for the 300 by the end of boot.


Ooh. Well no time to waste then c[:

ETWilliams0209
12-06-09, 02:02 PM
Dang right Sokol, intense PT every day, 2 times a day when in doubt, that's my policy from now until I ship.

Joshjames1234
12-07-09, 12:29 AM
Joshjames1234 - J.J. Did Tie Buckle?

Justice Judgment Decisiveness Initiative Dependability Tact Integrity Endurance Bearing Unselfishness Courage Knowledge Loyalty Enthusiasm

I finally got that down today where I can say it without pausing...woo!

fransweeeet
12-11-09, 02:59 AM
My current is in my signature.

My goal (and the last chance I get is early December) is sub-9:00 run ( I will be running next to someone who has an 8:50 and ships with me, coincidentally), 12+ pullups (I hit 10 on my own recently) and 80+ crunches.

Best of luck to everyone in attaining their ideal!

off topic: Hey, I'm shipping out to SD the same day as you and I too am under an infantry contract.

on topic: My run times have consistently been around 12 minutes. I surprisingly can do around 70 crunches even with a pot belly. My pull ups aren't too great however. On good days I've done 5 pull ups but usually I would hit 3.

With my ship date around three weeks away, I believe I can shave off around thirty seconds from my run. I believe my crunches are fine but I should really start training them daily. My main worry is the amount of pull ups I can do. I've seen the pull up program thread and hopefully I'll consistently do 4 or 5 pull ups consistently.

JBatacan
12-11-09, 03:14 AM
Right now:
Pull Ups- 20
Crunches- 80
1.5 Mile Time- 9:10

Goals:
Pull Ups- 30+
Crunches- 120+
1.5 Mile- 8 Mins or less

Endurance89
12-11-09, 11:48 AM
off topic: Hey, I'm shipping out to SD the same day as you and I too am under an infantry contract.

on topic: My run times have consistently been around 12 minutes. I surprisingly can do around 70 crunches even with a pot belly. My pull ups aren't too great however. On good days I've done 5 pull ups but usually I would hit 3.

With my ship date around three weeks away, I believe I can shave off around thirty seconds from my run. I believe my crunches are fine but I should really start training them daily. My main worry is the amount of pull ups I can do. I've seen the pull up program thread and hopefully I'll consistently do 4 or 5 pull ups consistently.

See you there, and as for your pullups, take a few days off, and do nothing but pushups. Maybe you need to use the restroom---push for it, max set. Maybe you need some water---push for it. Any time you need to do something, want something, or are going somewhere, push for it. Try for 200+ in one day. Maybe 3 days of this, take a day off entirely, then hit the pullup bar, then see if you can crank out 7+ :D This will work.

ETWilliams0209
12-11-09, 12:16 PM
Got 19 pull ups today, I smell 25 a' comin'... just give me another week. Also got 100 crunches in a minute forty eight, working on getting that 1.5 mile down into the 9's and the 3 mile down to 20, that's my goal before boot.

USMC Sokol
12-11-09, 05:40 PM
Right now:
Pull Ups- 20
Crunches- 80
1.5 Mile Time- 9:10

Goals:
Pull Ups- 30+
Crunches- 120+
1.5 Mile- 8 Mins or less

A 9:10 1.5 run is dam good to me. Getting an 8 minute run would be insane. Good luck

My goal right now would be a Sub-10 minute run before RT. Last IST I dropped 1:00 off my time since my previous IST the month before. Hopefully I can keep dropping my time, even in this cold winter.

Enrique2010
12-22-09, 04:57 AM
right now, 26 pullups, 80 crunches, and 9:45 run. I want 30+ pullups, 100+ crunches and an 8 min runtime

USMC Sokol
12-23-09, 05:46 PM
right now, 26 pullups, 80 crunches, and 9:45 run. I want 30+ pullups, 100+ crunches and an 8 min runtime

Right now:
Pull Ups- 20
Crunches- 80
1.5 Mile Time- 9:10

Goals:
Pull Ups- 30+
Crunches- 120+
1.5 Mile- 8 Mins or less



Same goals, except Batacan wants 20 more crunches than you. ^_^


Happy Holidays!

LJ27
12-23-09, 06:37 PM
I just hit 16 pull ups. I was @ 8 a couple months ago.

First IST:
Pull Ups: 6
Sit Ups: 47
Run:13:47

Current IST:
Pull Ups: 16
Sit Ups: 76
Run: 11:34

Goal IST:
Pull Ups: 20
Sit Ups: 100
Run: Sub-11 mins.

Modest....

USMC Sokol
12-26-09, 11:17 PM
I'm going to boost up my goal IST before RT. & Here's my first IST scores. I was wicked out of shape...

First IST
Pull Ups: 3
Crunches: approx. 54
Run: 14:43

Current IST
Pull Ups: 17
Crunches: 114
1.5 Run: 12:13

Goal IST
Pull Ups: 25+
Crunches: 130+
1.5 Run: 9:30 or lower

papaditto
12-27-09, 04:59 PM
Right now:
Pull Ups- 16
Crunches- 113
1.5 Mile Time- 8:52

Goals:
Pull Ups- 20+
Crunches- 120+
1.5 Mile- under 8 minutes

OneRadRudeBoy
12-28-09, 12:47 AM
Run under 8, 20 pullups

USMC Sokol
01-09-10, 06:16 PM
I can proudly say that I got exactly 130 crunches today! Completed my crunches goal. Now to keep it high and work on those others

Bcove90
01-09-10, 07:28 PM
since i only have a week ish to ship

first ist
pullups: 0
Run: 12:34
crunches: 69

current
in sig

goal
pullups: 6
run: <10:45
crunches: 110 i guess.

TKOTapout
01-10-10, 02:28 AM
Goals:
Pullups - 45
Situps - 200
1/5 mile Run - Sub 9 minutes
3 mile run - Sub 18 minutes

My advice for pullups is get a weighted vest and a home pull-up bar that goes over the door. I started doing 3 sets of chin-ups 3 sets of pullups and 3 sets of nuetral grip pullups every other day with a 20 lb vest and went from 15-16 max to 25 in a set consistantly i've since moved onto a 45lb vest and can't wait to take the ist when i get home. The vest is also great for pushups, running and situps(though its more comfortable to take it off and lay in on your chest) but i've more then doubled my pushups and situps and i haven't run a 1.5 in a while but i have been running a 3 mile every other day with ankle weights and the vest so im hoping the results are good.

ds11
01-11-10, 03:53 PM
Current statistics are in the sig, but I would like to achieve:

Pullup - 25+
crunches - 130+
1.5 mile - 9:15 or less

PSMN
01-17-10, 01:09 PM
current IST best IST
pullups 20 pullups 21
situps 132 situps 141
1.5 mile 10:13 1.5 mile 9:26

by 20100614
pullups 30+/-
situps 150+/-
1.5 mile 8:00+/-

Cruz92
01-17-10, 10:23 PM
Mine arnt that great, here is my PFT

Pull Ups- 12
Crunches- 81
1 1/12 Mile run- 11:40

Ima keep it Realistic. before i ship. I want
Pull ups- 18
Crunches-95
1 1/2 Mile- 10:00

(assuming, I will be able to get the perfect score,. while at bootcamp)

andypyun
01-26-10, 11:34 PM
my goal is
30 pull ups
140 sit ups
8 minute 1 1/2 mile

ds11
01-27-10, 09:23 AM
my goal is
30 pull ups
140 sit ups
8 minute 1 1/2 mile

That's what I will be shooting for. I think I set my goal too low last time.

Marinepoolee24
02-04-10, 09:57 AM
My current IST is my signature. When I get to boot camp I want a perfect PFT. I got the pull ups and crunches, just need an 18 minute 3 mile run. I'm pretty sure I can do it right now.

legioXvance
02-04-10, 10:46 PM
My goal IST is

40 pull ups
150 crunches
and a sub 8 minute mile and a half

i've gotta a lot of time before i ship so i hope i make it haha

ETWilliams0209
02-04-10, 11:21 PM
I go Monday so what I've got is what it's going to be:

Pull Ups: 20
Crunches: 85
1.5mi: 11:48

3mi: 24:19 (cut it 1:40 from one day to the next!! :))

Nuance
02-09-10, 05:18 PM
I'd like my crunches to be over 100, and I'd like my mile and a half run time to be under 9 minutes. I'll get there in three months! I only need an additional 38 crunches and 2 minutes and 28 seconds off of my mile and a half run time.
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Tonking0321
02-13-10, 03:13 PM
goals are..

Pullups: 30+
Crunches: 160+
1.5 mile: 9min or less

current(best)

Pullups: 24
Crunches: 148
Run: 10:13
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USMC Sokol
02-21-10, 01:16 PM
So, yesterday we had an IST. We always have an IST the first Saturday of each month, but for some reason they made us do an IST yesterday instead of PT...I wasn't ready for it AT ALL. I worked out like crazy the whole week and didn't give my muscles any rest.

Anyway, I did do good on my pull ups
Slowly, but surely, getting to my goal

Poolee Bender
02-21-10, 05:48 PM
The last IST I took i got 22 pull ups, 80 crunches, and 11:17 run time. I have improved on everything since then and i think i can get 23 or 24 pull ups now.

Mledford
02-21-10, 06:56 PM
Current:
1 1/2 Mile: 11:55
Pull ups: 8
Crunches: 101

Goal:
1 1/2 Mile: Under 11 Minutes
Pull ups: 12+
Crunches: 120+

I ship July 12th, 2010, so I think I'll be able to easily meet my goal. As soon as it starts getting warmer and I begin to run outside more, I'll should be able to easily meet the running.

KevinL
02-23-10, 07:10 PM
Goal
Pull ups: 20
Crunches: 150
1.5 Run: 11 or under

Current
Pull ups: 15
Crunches: 105
Run: N/A (Can't remember atm)

Yonkers
02-23-10, 09:08 PM
Current IST
Pull Ups: 20
Crunches: 108
1.5 Run: 11:30

Goal IST
Pull Ups: 25
Crunches: 120
1.5 Run: 10:00

SKurilla
02-23-10, 10:48 PM
I run an IST tomorrow at the Metrodome. The last time I ran it I had 70 second flexed arm hang, 81 crunches and a 13.33 mile and a half, with pretty bad shin splints. I dropped $140 on running shoes last night I hope will help. I ship 20100322, little less than a month so a realistic IST for me when I get to PI would still be a 70 second arm hang, 100 crunches+ and I hope to drop my 1.5 mile to around 11 minutes. We'll see if the shin splints get any better though!

WAR-Machine
02-24-10, 09:16 PM
My current IST(administered by myself and people at my gym) is:
16 pullups
98 crunches
1.5 mile in 11:07

goal IST:
30 pullups
150 crunches
17:00 3 mile

I leave in september, so hopefully I'll be at my goal by then. I've improved quite a bit since I entered the DEP. In december I was at 6 pullups, 71 crunches, and an 11:14 1.5 mile. I haven't done much running lately due to knee problems, but I've having that looked at by my doc and hopefully I'll be able to start running again very soon.

tylhodgson
03-03-10, 10:57 PM
My clock is ticking. Ship date is 20090517, but I will be leaving earlier if anything opens up.

Goal:
Pull ups - 22+
Crunches - 110+
1.5 mile run - 9:30-

Current are listed below in my sig.

I'm in Texas RS Fort Worth and my ship date got pushed back 3 weeks from 20090426 because they were over filled. Any other poolees having this problem?

GottaBeHUGE
03-10-10, 06:25 PM
Right now

Pullups: 22
Crunches: 95
Run: 10:58

tylhodgson
03-14-10, 02:14 PM
We just had our once annual pool function for RS Fort Worth at the JRB in Ft. Worth. My new IST stats are in my signature. Pull ups stayed the same, but crunches and run time improved a lot!

Anyways it was a long ass day Friday night / Saturday morning. It was cold as balls in the morning, but by the time the sun came up that changed quick, now everyone is sunburned. Much thanks to the Drill Instructors and the other Marines who came out to help out us Poolees.

Also, as I'm typing this I'm eating my peanut M&M's from my MRE from breakfast yesterday. ;]


Train hard and accomplish your goals! My Initial IST was
4 pullups
65 crunches
and a 10:50 1.5 mile run.

USMC Sokol
03-14-10, 08:17 PM
Current IST
(in signature)

Goal IST
Pull Ups: 23+ so even on a bad day I'll be able to get 20
Crunches: 140+ with no break(s) until 100
1.5 Run: Under 10 minutes

91 days til ship out..YAA!!

LJ27
03-17-10, 12:28 PM
Ive been slacking on my upper body but I did improve on my run. My last IST was

14 pull ups
67 sit ups
11:00 run
1 more sec and I wouldve been sub 11...hopefully i will be around 10:30 for my final IST. I lost 3 pull ups though.

Private Brown
03-19-10, 11:06 PM
IF... I get to stay until my shipdate, my goal is..


40 Pullups, 150 crunches, and 17 minute 3 mile run (and a low 8 minute 1.5 mile)

I'm planning on setting up some obstacles based on what people have told me and what I have seen with an emphasis on the rope areas. I am not only focusing on the PFT, but also trying to get good practice for the Confidence Course, etc..

Right now, to me, insight knowledge is key. Knowing what to expect so I can train accordingly will help tremendously. I'm trying to learn how to use my stomach when I talk so I have a voice at the end of the first day at SDRD (don't know how :confused: all i do is tense my abs when I try lol). Also, trying to get bearing because I hear DI's are pretty damn funny.

Neck133
03-22-10, 04:33 PM
I want 100 points so 100 situps 20 pullups 18:00 3 mile

currently Im at 80 situps 12 pullups and 21:33 3 mile and I have until December

USMC Sokol
03-22-10, 06:53 PM
IF... I get to stay until my shipdate, my goal is..


40 Pullups, 150 crunches, and 17 minute 3 mile run (and a low 8 minute 1.5 mile)

I'm planning on setting up some obstacles based on what people have told me and what I have seen with an emphasis on the rope areas. I am not only focusing on the PFT, but also trying to get good practice for the Confidence Course, etc..

Right now, to me, insight knowledge is key. Knowing what to expect so I can train accordingly will help tremendously. I'm trying to learn how to use my stomach when I talk so I have a voice at the end of the first day at SDRD (don't know how :confused: all i do is tense my abs when I try lol). Also, trying to get bearing because I hear DI's are pretty damn funny.

Damn! Good luck there.
When do you ship out?

I've been sick with mono since last Wednesday .... Haven't worked out since. I feel so weak !

Private Brown
03-22-10, 11:34 PM
My ship date is be 20101001 atm. So, I have plenty of time to go above and beyond the 300 score before boot camp. Staying motivated to achieve my goal is more difficult than what it should be though. I like to procrastinate. Which is truly pathetic.

Neck133
03-23-10, 12:55 AM
My ship date is be 20101001 atm. So, I have plenty of time to go above and beyond the 300 score before boot camp. Staying motivated to achieve my goal is more difficult than what it should be though. I like to procrastinate. Which is truly pathetic.

Me too man, yet another reason I joined the Corps.

Private Brown
03-23-10, 10:01 AM
Exactly. I believe the quarterdeck will solve this problem if all else fails.

PT Good for you and good for me. MMM good.

legioXvance
03-24-10, 07:46 AM
now i'm gonna be singin that cadence^ all morning lol

Private Brown
03-24-10, 10:17 AM
Me too, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Model A Ford and a tank full of gas. Hand...... :devious:


I'm looking forward to learning a lot of these.

legioXvance
03-24-10, 02:21 PM
pain! in my back, pain! in my legs! uh we don't care! we like it there! ha freakin love it

Firstblood121
03-24-10, 05:06 PM
IST as of March 24, 2010
Pull-Ups-25 <-- want to reach 30 by bootcamp
Crunches-165 <-- wanna get 200 by bootcamp
1 1/2 Mile- 7:55 <---wanna keep this pace and hit >18:00 3 mile run

legioXvance
03-24-10, 05:35 PM
Holy s**t^ moto moto haha

Private Brown
03-24-10, 05:51 PM
IST as of March 24, 2010
Pull-Ups-25 <-- want to reach 30 by bootcamp
Crunches-165 <-- wanna get 200 by bootcamp
1 1/2 Mile- 7:55 <---wanna keep this pace and hit >18:00 3 mile run

I didn't think people on steroids could join the USMC. :D

That run time is great. Be forewarned, after seeing this I am going to have to beat it.

ds11
03-25-10, 09:16 AM
I really want that 18 minute 3 mile. Everything else is good to go for a perfect PFT score.

:devious::flag:

Private Brown
03-25-10, 10:46 PM
My grandma keeps calling me a soldier. I guess she loves insulting me.

tisk tisk

IST tomorrow for me. Records will be broke. Motivation is key!

nicka495
03-28-10, 10:14 PM
i am trying to get at least 15 pullups, 90 crunches, and a 9 min run time by the time i ship, because by the time the PFT comes around in boot camp, I should do alot better than my current stats

gramz91
03-29-10, 04:00 PM
hey all yep been looking at leatherneck for a while but havent really registered yet.. any who my goal ist is 25 pullups 150 situps and an 8:30 1.5 before i leave right now im at 13 pullups i should have 15 in about a week 130 crunches and 9:20 on the mile and a half

Nate2004
04-05-10, 03:49 AM
goal is:
40 pullups+
150+ sit ups
8min or less 1.5.

I figure if I am going to set a goal, it should be something to really strive for and require an extreme amount of effort...

Firstblood121
04-06-10, 04:20 PM
i dont take steriods. just motivated to become a United States Marine! and our pt every thursday with our recruiters helps a whole lot. im up to 26 now, 170 crunches, and 7:45 1 1/2 mile.

legioXvance
04-06-10, 07:12 PM
Hey Firstblood, how'd you get your run time down that low? Sprints? I thought I was makin good progress haha, now I'm just motivated to catch up with you, holy crap. Nice job man!

MREsarefinebyme
04-07-10, 05:59 AM
20 pullups
100 situps
18 minute 3 mile, or 9 minute 1.5 mile.

MREsarefinebyme
04-07-10, 06:14 AM
Damn, Firstblood is an animal! Definitely giving me some motivation over here!

the802
04-07-10, 06:44 AM
Since November, I've lost 35lbs, I went from zero pull ups to doing 5 now. I was only able to do 1 pull up at last months Saturday function and I did5 this month. Hopefully 10 by next month. I've got my run time on the 1.5 miles from 13:00 down to 9:45 the other day. I want to be a first class PFTer before I leave on November 8th.

legioXvance
04-07-10, 07:46 AM
nice job the802!! keep it up brother! don't forget to do ungodly amounts of diamond push ups, they really help with pull ups!

Firstblood121
04-07-10, 05:08 PM
Hey Firstblood, how'd you get your run time down that low? Sprints? I thought I was makin good progress haha, now I'm just motivated to catch up with you, holy crap. Nice job man!


Well our recruiters hold a pt session every thursday and we run a whole lot. i guess i just do long distances with sprints every now and then inbetween. Like i just sprint during my mile and half every now and then . WATER WATER WATER!! hydration is key to my endurance. Do some calistetics to work out your legs and build up muscle. hmmm really the key is motivation. if you really want it, you can achieve it. Always give your all and run till you puke.

the802
04-07-10, 05:10 PM
nice job the802!! keep it up brother! don't forget to do ungodly amounts of diamond push ups, they really help with pull ups!


haha Thanks, I've still got until November, lets see how far along I can get on my PT standards.

legioXvance
04-07-10, 06:23 PM
you'll be able to make a ton of progress by then, especially if you keep workin hard at it. Set your sights on that 300 pft and you'll get it!

the802
04-07-10, 07:28 PM
you'll be able to make a ton of progress by then, especially if you keep workin hard at it. Set your sights on that 300 pft and you'll get it!


Hell yeah! I cant wait!

legioXvance
04-07-10, 10:38 PM
Well our recruiters hold a pt session every thursday and we run a whole lot. i guess i just do long distances with sprints every now and then inbetween. Like i just sprint during my mile and half every now and then . WATER WATER WATER!! hydration is key to my endurance. Do some calistetics to work out your legs and build up muscle. hmmm really the key is motivation. if you really want it, you can achieve it. Always give your all and run till you puke.

that sprinting while running long distance seems like a good idea, like run, then sprint, run then sprint. I'v got the water down haha, thanks for the tips brother!

the802
04-08-10, 06:33 AM
that sprinting while running long distance seems like a good idea, like run, then sprint, run then sprint. I'v got the water down haha, thanks for the tips brother!

Ask a trainer or something first, I remember hearing that your not supposed to mix sprints and long distance running...

Private Brown
04-08-10, 10:09 AM
What?

You have to work on your endurance as well as speed. It only makes sense that you would mix them. You should also mix hill runs in to your training routine as well. You do have to mix them in a logical way though.

legioXvance
04-08-10, 10:13 AM
Brown is right, you gotta mix them. So lets take it to the extreme, lets Run, and Sprint, up steep sand dunes lol. Then you are goin up hill in sand hahaha

JBloms32769
04-08-10, 12:43 PM
Current IST
Pull-ups: 19
Crunches: 102
1.5 Run: 8:39

Goal IST
Pull-ups: 25+
Crunches: 130+
1.5 Run: 7:45

Goal 3mi Run: 17:30

the802
04-08-10, 05:18 PM
I meant do not mix sprinting and long distance running in the same day.

Private Brown
04-08-10, 10:04 PM
I know what you meant. You should do that too sometimes actually. It is a way to keep your muscles guessing.

tylhodgson
04-09-10, 12:59 AM
Look up "Interval Running" very good for increasing your long distance times. I recommend running interval runs once or twice a week. and long distance runs the other times you run. Like Poolee Brown said keep your muscles guessing. doing different exercises is key!

Firstblood121
04-09-10, 10:44 PM
Brown is right, you gotta mix them. So lets take it to the extreme, lets Run, and Sprint, up steep sand dunes lol. Then you are goin up hill in sand hahaha

for sure man. whatever gets you working and sweating. im trying to get better in pull ups. im doing those pyramid things. seems to work . doing like 200 pull ups a day. gonna beat that record of 131 by that mountain climber lol..

legioXvance
04-10-10, 12:56 AM
Haha, that's one heck of a goal, 132? Good Luck Man!!

And also hold off on saying Semper Fi till you earn the title.

legioXvance
04-10-10, 12:59 AM
Good luck man! 132 is a LOT of pull ups haha. And also don't use Semper Fi until you earn the title.

JP702
04-14-10, 12:44 AM
Current personal IST:
Pull-Ups: 6
Crunches: 53
1.5 Mile Run: 10:59.6

Goal:
Pull-Ups: 15+
Crunches: 100+
1.5 Mile Run: 9:30

Poolee Schmidt
04-14-10, 01:15 AM
1 month ago

2 - Chin ups
60 - Crunches
13:45 - Mile 1/2

Now

7 - Chin ups
70 - Crunches
11:15 - Mile 1/2

2 months from now?

10 - Chin ups
80 - Crunches
10:30 - Mile 1/2

-Oh and to catch some sun before I leave or Ill burn like my grandmas turkey on thanksgiving

-Quit smoking (Check)

-Quit cigars (No way)

-Quit pop (Check)

Firstblood121
04-14-10, 03:09 PM
hey anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

LJ27
04-14-10, 06:46 PM
I run my final IST tomorrow. Kind of nervous.

legioXvance
04-15-10, 12:19 AM
don't sweat it man! go in confident, and if that doesn't work, get behind the guy who can only do 1 or two pull ups, then you'll feel real good when you go haha. ;)

LJ27
04-15-10, 09:45 AM
Just ran my final IST with 2 other guys leaving monday. It was only right that I had to go with a guy who runs a 9:20 when I ran a sloppy 11:30. I passed, so I guess thats all that matters.

legioXvance
04-15-10, 11:01 PM
good job man! you'll have those times down in boot in no time!

Firstblood121
04-18-10, 09:56 PM
got my Recon contract baby!!! O321 hope i can make it!!! thank you sergeant hernandez!!!

Mledford
04-18-10, 10:11 PM
got my Recon contract baby!!! O321 hope i can make it!!! thank you sergeant hernandez!!! Congratulations and good luck. :thumbup:

Private Brown
04-18-10, 10:36 PM
Good luck firstblood. :thumbup:

Firstblood121
04-19-10, 11:13 PM
thanks guys!!! man i gotta start swimming!!!

USMC Sokol
04-20-10, 10:02 AM
-Quit smoking (Check)

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

USMC Sokol
04-27-10, 09:42 PM
Just got 20 pull ups .. Going for 3 more ! I hope I can do it...47 days til MCRD PI

emayer
04-28-10, 12:26 PM
Current:
9 pull ups
60-70 situps
21:50 3 mile

My goal by the time I ship (as everyones should be) on October 25th is to be able to max the PFT but I would be very happy with just making first class. Got alot of work to do yet...

legioXvance
04-28-10, 04:38 PM
Just got 20 pull ups .. Going for 3 more ! I hope I can do it...47 days til MCRD PI

dude Congrats!!!

and Emayer nice job! just keep workin at and you'll make your goal bro!

BrianW
05-02-10, 12:52 PM
Goal: Pull-Up-25
Crunches-130
1.5 Run-9:30

Firstblood121
05-04-10, 11:12 PM
just gave my recruiter the word..i will not be going to MCRD. i will be taking the NROTC Marine Corps Scholarship. so i will be getting my commision as an officer in 4 years...ugh gotta wait but officer is really prestigous

Private Brown
05-05-10, 09:58 AM
Personally, I want to go from the ground up.

legioXvance
05-05-10, 12:18 PM
nice firstblood! NROTC is a great program! Someday i want to be an officer but I want to be a mustang, so that means enlisted first! then on to MECEP!

Kelley20100322
05-05-10, 10:16 PM
My first poolee workout wasnt the best 8- Pull-ups, 87- Sit-ups and 11:13 1/2 mile!
On top of trying to improve ive been trying to put weight on as well. Im up to a 16 pull up max, 100+ sit ups and a similar run time. Ive gained approximately 20 pounds since my processing at MEPS. I leave very soon, and am torn between running more and lifting less. Im 6'4 and a half at 176lbs. I weighed in at MEPS 156lbs. I procrastinate when it comes to running as much, because i lose weight easy and have trouble gaining it. I have 1 month and i think im going to run as much as possible, disregarding weight loss. Push ups and pull ups are what ill rely on other than running.

davidlee2010
05-06-10, 05:54 PM
As of March 2010:
1 1/2 Mile Run: 13:43
Crunches: 60
Pull-Ups: 5

As of today:
1 1/2 Mile Run: 9:22
Crunches: 110
Pull-Ups: 12

Currently running 5+ Miles daily, doing a 3 day split workout, and just start second week of Insanity Beachbody. I also run sprints and maintain a 2500 calorie diet. I am a beast ,and I will be Elite.

davidlee2010
05-06-10, 07:58 PM
As of March 2010:
1 1/2 Mile Run: 13:43
Crunches: 60
Pull-Ups: 5

As of today:
1 1/2 Mile Run: 9:22
Crunches: 110
Pull-Ups: 12

Currently running 5+ Miles daily, doing a 3 day split workout, and just start second week of Insanity Beachbody. I also run sprints and maintain a 2500 calorie diet. I am a beast ,and I will be Elite.

Goals:
1 1/2 Mile Run: Under 8 Minutes
Crunches: 150+
Pull-Ups: 30+

RogueSteel
05-06-10, 10:04 PM
First mini-IST was complete garbage
Pullups: 4.2
Sit-ups: 65

By the time I ship I WILL be doing 20+ Pull ups and 100+ sit ups to make up for the fact that I can't run very fast. lol

Nate2004
05-07-10, 04:18 AM
You dont need to run fast, just steady. If you start running a lot it will become easier to pick up a faster steady pace too.

USMC Sokol
05-08-10, 10:23 PM
I hit 21 pull ups yesterday.

I've ran about 4 timed 3 mile runs. Dropped about 2 minutes in a month!

tylhodgson
05-09-10, 01:55 PM
Going to MCRDSD tomorrow! 20100510! Finally.
Right now I have 19 pullups, over 100 crunches, and my last 3 mile was just under 19 minutes.

the802
05-09-10, 04:42 PM
Going to MCRDSD tomorrow! 20100510! Finally.
Right now I have 19 pullups, over 100 crunches, and my last 3 mile was just under 19 minutes.

My friend from Massachusetts ships out tomorrow.

Mledford
05-09-10, 06:19 PM
Going to MCRDSD tomorrow! 20100510! Finally.
Right now I have 19 pullups, over 100 crunches, and my last 3 mile was just under 19 minutes.Nice, good luck!

s4m222
05-11-10, 04:29 AM
Took a partial IST at the MEPS with the Marine Corps contacts there.

Physical Stats: 5'9 - 152 (trying to get around 165 or so, put on a bit more muscle mass)
9 Chin ups (palm facing me) (i began working out 2 month or so prior and was at around 4-5 chin ups so making good progress)
73 crunches
No 1 1/2 mile run. (i know my running wont be the greatest)

Goal
22-24 pull ups (i figure that way, even on a bad day ill hit 20 What im torn between is whether i should do Pull ups or Chin ups i can do about 10 chin ups, however only about 7 pull ups. After doing some research im reading that once i build more upper body, pull ups are more efficient than chinups which are mostly biceps PLEASE PLEASE do give me your opinions chinup vs pullup for max reps not necessarily best work out)

110+ crunches (again just the cushion)

20 min 3 mile. (running was never a strong suit. Also i figure if i get near this, when i do the actual PFT ill just really give it everything and i should be able to lower that)

this is as of 20100501. Ship date is 20101206, so i think its very doable.

barryn13087
05-11-10, 08:57 AM
Initial IST - 20100427 (Was out of shape)
Pull ups - 5
Crunches - 0
Situps - 40
1.5 mile run - 13:46

Most Recent IST - 20100510
Pull ups -5
Crunches - 57
1.5 mile run - 13:00

Private Brown
05-11-10, 10:50 AM
9 Chin ups (palm facing me)

???

I do think that you have pull ups and chin ups confused. If your palms are facing you, that is a pull up.

Private Brown
05-11-10, 11:00 AM
Pull up beats chin up every time.


Check out the Armstrong pull up Workout if you haven't already. Made by a Marine. It doesn't get any better than that.

s4m222
05-11-10, 02:34 PM
pull up is palm out and chinup is palm facing me correct? (this is what a general consesus via google has lead me to believe)

according too yourself however i have it wrong? (not that i care being wrong, I just want to make sure i do the more efficient one)

Private Brown
05-11-10, 03:26 PM
Yes, I am telling you that I believe you are wrong.

Palm in is more than likely going to be best for you. Just do alot of pullups and you will be able to determine for yourself.


I don't know about you, but I am getting 20 before boot camp whether it be pull up or chin up. :cool:

Private Brown
05-16-10, 03:14 PM
It does appear that I was wrong... I don't know where I got the idea, but it has been what I thought was a pull up and chin up for a # of years.


Thank you for clearing that up.

s4m222
05-16-10, 04:22 PM
=) i came to the same conclusion but i figure its just a difference of terms so I didnt really care.

But then to clarify your previous statement. "Pull up beats chin up every time."

Could be redefined as Palm in beats palm out every time?

Private Brown
05-16-10, 10:01 PM
Indeed.

Palm in beats palm out every time.

VanderFool
05-16-10, 10:19 PM
I can do more palm facing out most of the time. palm facing out uses more of your back and lats and palm facing in uses more biceps from what I've found out. It just depends personally which muscle group is stronger on you. But in general more people can do more palm facing in.

Just took the IST yesterday at the state wide pool function and did okay, though by the time I go to recruit training in december. I plan on getting back into shape and my pullups to 20 and run time down under 9 for a perfect score.

Private Brown
05-17-10, 11:33 AM
It is more about form than anything else. Learn how to use the muscles associated to the pull up to there maximum efficiency without breaking the rules.
I immediately increased the number of pull ups I did when I learned how to use my back more effectively during a chin up.
What is the point in having muscles if you don't know how to use them?

ShaneH
05-17-10, 07:34 PM
I personally work on my pull-ups more than I do my chin-ups because it works a larger group of muscles. Before I leave I would love to run an IST with scores such as:

Pull-Ups: 21 reps
Crunches: 115
2400m Run: 9:45

Private Brown
05-17-10, 11:51 PM
It doesn't really make sense that chin ups are better than pull ups really, but it still (to me) seems to be the case.

PooleeOgle
05-18-10, 11:00 AM
Just took a IST last saturday at our monthly pool function.
11:42 run
14 pullups
96 crunches.
Height: 5'11
Weight: 190

My GOAL IST
Below 11:
20 pullups (at least)
100 crunches (at least)

nikoreps
05-21-10, 01:05 AM
this month's IST is in my signature. so far my goal is just to prepare more mentally. I know my general orders/rank structure/core values and various other USMC history, even some guidon movements.

but as for pullups, I always found that using a wide grip with palms out was best for me. less distance is traveled in the full range of motion (think about it..) and my back is already strong from powerlifting. it's all preference I guess, b/c I can't seem to do more chins than I can pullups.

PooleeOgle
05-21-10, 10:54 AM
Well thats the thing, I always found pullups to be easier. I started doing 0 of each, eventually working up to 1 pullup, then 2, 3, etc. Every ist i've taken i've managed to get 1 more than the last.
But I was never able to get 1 chinup. And im now up to 14 pullups on my last one. But I tried chin ups the other day, and managed 11. So I could probably do either one, but i've looked it up..and most sites say Pullups work more muscles than chinups. So i'll stick with pullups. (Palms facing towards me)

Private Brown
05-21-10, 11:06 AM
We have had this discussion. Palms facing you is chin ups.

Chin ups provide a lot more of a thing called leverage. Leverage is a very useful thing to have. I would venture to say that the reason some of you can't do chin ups is because your form is bad with them, and that the reason some of us can't do pull ups is because of form (again) and having a lot less leverage will make it harder. Then again the bigger muscles used during a pull up kind of evens it out I guess. I can't think of one or the other having a big advantage, but still hold to the fact that more people are good with chin ups.


Just get both methods up to 20 at least and your good to go. ;)

BDo3043
05-21-10, 09:03 PM
Crunches - 200
Run - 8 min flat
Pull ups - 35

JP702
05-22-10, 05:39 AM
Most recent IST:
Crunches: 85
Run: 10:09
Pull-Ups: 9
A lot of improvement, and I can't wait until the summer because it just gives me more time to PT PT PT!

the802
05-22-10, 08:10 PM
IST as of today
Crunches: 112
Run:9:30
Pull-ups:6

BDo3043
05-25-10, 11:02 AM
I got 34 pull ups today so close just one more!

Private Brown
05-25-10, 02:26 PM
Those scores are great. :thumbup:

Zumbii
06-08-10, 01:40 PM
Took my first IST yesterday
Run: 8:57
Pullup: 18
Crunch: 80

Goal
Run: 8 flat
Pullup: 30
Crunch: 130

McManus15
06-08-10, 02:52 PM
....How can you do 18 pull-ups...but only 80 crunches....?

Zumbii
06-08-10, 03:11 PM
Just the way I am I guess, one kid yesterday did 14 Pullups and 130 crunches.

Nate2004
06-08-10, 03:26 PM
You guys do know its different muscles....right? lol seriously some people have just in their life or in their personal work outs, worked certain areas a lot more then others...


But at least you have the pull ups :P those usually take the longest to improve, since depending on how much fat you got on your stomach, abs seem to develop a lot faster in most people...

wilsontc11
06-08-10, 03:29 PM
lol yeah. when I DEP'd in, I was doing 80+ crunches but I could BARELY squeeze out 2 pull ups

Zumbii
06-08-10, 03:33 PM
You guys do know its different muscles....right?
LOL
yes yes.

the802
06-08-10, 03:55 PM
....How can you do 18 pull-ups...but only 80 crunches....?

I can do 120 sit ups but only 6 pull ups.

the802
06-08-10, 03:56 PM
My most recent IST goes as is:

Sit ups: 120
Pull ups:6
1.5 mile:9:30

Looking to get my run time down to 9 and my pull ups to 20 of course.

cmiller91
06-08-10, 05:22 PM
I ran an IST yesterday and have improved a lot in just 1 week.

1-2 weeks ago PULLUPS: 10
Situps: 80
1.5 Mile Run: 10:45
3 Mile Run: 23:22

As of YESTERDAY:
Pullups: 14
Situps: 102
1.5 Mile Run: 10:01
3 Mile Run: 21:57

I'm starting that "30 Day till shipping" workout routine that we received in our welcome aboard tin, soon.

P90x
06-13-10, 01:29 PM
my current

pull ups: 18
crunches: 125
1 1/2 mile run : 9:25

I ship in 29 days so I can't really impprove but as a Marine I want to get :

pullups : 20+
crunches: 150+
3 mile run: 17:00

Nate2004
06-13-10, 02:41 PM
29 days is plenty of time to get 1-2 more pull ups.

Poolee Bender
06-13-10, 05:34 PM
The last IST that i took i got 9:52 1.5 mile run, 23 pull ups, and 96 crunches in 2 minutes.

Zumbii
06-13-10, 06:06 PM
my current

pull ups: 18
crunches: 125
1 1/2 mile run : 9:25

I ship in 29 days so I can't really impprove but as a Marine I want to get :

pullups : 20+
crunches: 150+
3 mile run: 17:00

try doing max sets of weighted pull-ups. you're bound to get a couple more on your next IST

AjC
06-13-10, 07:30 PM
Current:

Crunches: 115
Pull-Ups: 14
Run time: 11:52

Goal:

Crunches: 140
Pull-Ups: 18
Run time: 10:00

I only have a month to bring down that run time almost 2 minutes.