What exercises should I do to train for ROTC?

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  1. 95Nikole11

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    I want to be a Marine Officer.
    Do you have advice on what exercises I should do?
    I do have a gym membership.
     
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    Do you have a scholarship? Are you starting your freshman year in college or just beginning the application process? I guess in any of those cases train for the PFT until you contract. Run. Run. Run. Pullups. Get yourself a pullup bar for your door. Do sprint intervals to help improve your runtime. Try wall climbing as a way to cross-train for pullups. Situps/crunches. Did I say run?

    My son is a Marine option and once you're contracted he would say not to train specifically for the PFT, but until you[re contracted or your approaching a score of 300, I'd say keep training specifically for the PFT. Once you've contracted you can worry about working the whole body, rucking, swimming, MARSOC workouts, etc.
     
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    PFT

    I am an admitted freshman and I haven't been awarded the scholarship yet... I'm waiting to see if I'll get it or not.
    How much should I run?
     
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    You'll need to run 3 miles for the PFT. 18:00 is a perfect run for a male and 21:00 for a female. 28:00 is passing for male, 31:00 for female. I'm sure there are books and web sites out there to help folks prepare for the PFT. Here's one that rather rudimentary http://www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/ocs-physical-prep Here's another http://www.300pft.com/training-plan.html
     

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