SailNet Community - View Single Post - Physical Fitness
View Single Post
post #9 of Old 03-01-2013
Senior Member
scratchee's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 636
Thanks: 15
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Physical Fitness

Originally Posted by RainDog View Post
I think V02 Max is the gold standard for evaluating physical fitness currently. Resting heart rate and post exercise heart rate drop are also good. Of the Marine tests I can see the timed running test, but counting pull ups and crunches seem kind of silly.
Sounds like a good test...if the Marines are going into battle against a bunch of aerobics instructors. Does the VO2 measure upper body strength?

I do enjoy the mental image of a battalion of Marines lining up on treadmills with that contraption strapped to their face, however.
scratchee is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome