Thanks to Candidate X who graduated in the summer of 2016 for this benchmark PFT workout.
“There was a MARSOC Captain I met after graduating OCS and he took my OSS through, what he called, a good Benchmark PFT. I would have to agree. It’s very simple, but the cumulative loading effect is what makes this difficult.”
- 5 pull-ups (kip when you can no longer do a correct USMC pull-up)
- 10 push-ups
- 15 air squats
- You continue the circuit for 20 minutes, with no rest periods.
The MARSOC Captain got 26 complete circuits for a benchmark. Personally, I got 21.