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Thread: Is IST entry Fitness test?
02-23-11, 07:46 PM #1
Is IST entry Fitness test?
Stupid question, but is the IST (Initial strength test) the fitness test you take to enter boot? Or do you need to actually take the PFT?
Also is the scoring for them the same?
Thank you in advance for the help on this "noobish" question.
02-23-11, 08:12 PM #2
Yes, before you can ship to boot camp you must pass the IST which is(ours) being able to do 4 pull-ups, run 1.5 miles in less than 13:30(14:15 for females), and 60 crunches.
You do the PFT later down the line.
I'm not sure about the scoring for the IST. I'm pretty sure the pull-ups and crunches are the same and you just double your run time and see what it would be for PFT.
02-23-11, 08:18 PM #3
02-23-11, 10:08 PM #4
Yeah but you dont do an IST till the end of recieving week so make sure you dont take two weeks off from working out, workout right up until MEPS
02-24-11, 04:14 AM #5
The actual IST numbers are lower then that being Pullups-2, Crunches-22 in 2 minutes, and a 1.5 run in 13:38.
They dont expect you to do the minimum and I think if you did you'll be PT'd to death.
02-24-11, 01:21 PM #6
From ************* http://usmilitary.about.com/od/marinejoin/l/blist.htm
Male-2 Pull ups, 35 Sit ups in 2 minutes, 1.5 mile run in 13:30
Female- 12 sec Flex Arm Hang, 35 Sit ups in 2 minutes, 1 mile run in 10:30
02-25-11, 07:38 AM #7
03-08-11, 07:36 PM #8
At our Recruiting Station the min. requirements are 6 Pull-Ups, 60 sit-ups (2 min.), and 1.5mi run in 12:30 min.
03-08-11, 08:31 PM #9
For our RSS, the minimum is 10 pull ups, 70 crunches, and 12 minutes for the 1.5 mile. Unfortunately, this is pretty much impossible for some of the Poolees, so they get their ass chewed out. If some kid can only do 5 pullups, he'll do 10... one way or another...
03-08-11, 08:48 PM #10
For our RSS, 10 pullups, 100 crunches, and 1.5 in under 11 minutes.
03-10-11, 12:15 AM #11
03-10-11, 11:50 AM #12
i find it interesting different recruiting stations have different requirements, at ours its 5 pull ups, 45 or 55 crunches( i cant remember) and 12:30 mile and a half run. i just recently found out that once at boot camp we only need to run 13:30 which is great for me because running is my weak point. still have to run 12:30 before they'll let us go. i've heard they do this so when you get boot you can handle the run even if you're tired and worn out, if u can run 12:30 normally u should be able to run 13:30 a little tired
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