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AR 600-9

Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Salty

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    The standards do not take into account the reality of certain bodily proportions. A fellow airman of mine was deemed overwieght even though he was not obese. The reason he could not meet the standard was that he had thighs like tree trunks, he had no fat on his body.
     
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    I agree with the standard, but they may need to revisit how they determine body fat for those who do not meet the weight-height standard. The tape method is not, IMHO, the best.
     
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    When I was at Ft Hood,Tx, the Tape measure gave me an extra 20 pounds.
    The following year I was PCS to Alaska- When I processed in - I was informed I
    was 20 pounds overweight. I informed them that Ft Hood authorized me an extra 20 lbs.
    Their answer: If you didn't notice, you are no longer in Ft Hood!

    and I did not even look overweight - I have now been out over 30 years
    I am now about 50 pounds over Army authorized weight.
     
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    America as a whole has been getting heftier, and the military is a reflection of that.

    The new PT test will weed more people out than AR 600-9 ever did, if we don't backpedal like the USMC did in regards to making women do pull ups.

    The new leg tuck exercise showed that ~74% of the women in the Army don't have the grip and/or upper body strength to pull their own weight up. It's not an unreasonable standard to have, for military fitness, in my opinion.
     
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