At OCS, candidates will transition to exercising more with boots and utes (MARPAT Camouflage) as the cycle progresses. This type of workout is epitomized by the Marine Combat Fitness Test (CFT). It is recommended that candidates have some exposure to working out in boots. Realistically, working out in boots is not much different than running shoes, however, there is a mental aspect that makes it seem tougher.
Candidates will be evaluated using the CFT several times during their time at OCS. It is important for candidates to break in their boots well and to know how to care for their boots. Below is a workout to get candidates used to exercising in boots and utes.
A video of the events of the CFT can be viewed Here
Mountain Climbers 20 x 4 count.
Side Straddle Hops (Jumping Jacks) 15 x 4 count.
Push Ups 35
High Knees 20 x 2 count.
Air Squats 30
Flutter Kicks 2 minutes
Complete the rotation four times. 45 seconds rest between rotations.
Marines, what are your suggestions for CFT benchmark workouts? Comment below with your workout.