iCorps Pocket Reference App iCorps is pocket reference for everything a Marine should know. This is basically the app I wish existed when I was a new Lieutenant. (The app is designed for all ranks.) iCorps allows all past, present, future Marines and any iPhone user to learn about the Corps or just to keep up to date with everything you need to reference on … Continue reading Need a PFT or CFT Calculator App? iCorps’ Features Have You Covered
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Thanks to MarineCFT.com for this guest post. We highly recommend candidates and new Second Lieutenants make their own ammo cans in order to ace the annual Combat Fitness Test. Your CFT score affects your OCS and promotion grades for your whole career. Official CFT Ammo Can Weight 30 pounds according to the official orders. They are easy to make for your own practice. Just follow … Continue reading Your CFT Ammo Can
The Ultimate CFT Preparation Workout is courtesy of Marine CFT.com, your number one source for help on the Combat Fitness Test
This workout plan provides for 3 workouts a week with 1 active recovery day. Every training day consists of a warmup, intense workout, and a cooldown. The equipment ideally includes a 35 pound ammo can, dumbbells, and a barbell. For your active recovery day, although a bike or elliptical is recommended, swimming or any other aerobic activity that is soft on your joints could work. Continue reading “The Ultimate CFT Preparation Workout”
Preparing for the Combat Fitness Test? Look up workouts, rules, get the guides on gear and scoring at Marine CFT.com, our newest partner website. Continue reading New Partner: Marine CFT.com!
The second component of the Combat Fitness Test is the Ammo Can Lift. To train for this unique exercise, you could use a 30-lb dumbbell gripped with both hands…or you could make your own can! The Can Normal 5.56mm (M-16 ammunition) ammo boxes are generally used, but if you can’t find any on ebay or Amazon, then something close like a .50 cal box would … Continue reading Make Your Own Ammo Can to Train for the CFT!
Candidates, we are beginning a new series of small posts which answer specific candidate’s questions. Feel free to submit questions as blog comments. If the information could help others, the question may be answered as a blog post under the Q&A category. Candidate Question: I have a question about the PFT and the CFT. Are the events (like pull-up, 3 mile run and crunches) back … Continue reading Candidate Question: PFT and CFT Rest
This post originally appeared on the Sandboxx blog as History of Women in the Marine Corps The United States Marine Corps has a long and proud history that every recruit will learn about when they begin their journey to becoming a United States Marine. With the founding of the Marine Corps in 1776 it wasn’t until 1918 that women became a part of that history. Since … Continue reading History of Women in the Marine Corps
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.” Benchmark PFT 5 pull-ups (kip when you can … Continue reading Test Your Physical Fitness With This PFT Benchmark Workout
Being a short and skinny candidate at Marine OCS So you have some concerns about being a short and skinny candidate at OCS? I was also a short and skinny candidate at OCS. Height: 5’ 6” and 120 lbs at my lightest point at OCS and the second shortest candidate in the platoon. Here is advice, tips, and straight talk to help you through OCS. … Continue reading The Little End: Lessons from a Short and Skinny Candidates At OCS