PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF A PROPOSED NEW PHYSICAL READINESS TEST
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC CAMP LEJEUNE
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Approximately 250 Marines, aged 18-45 years, were administered a proposed new Physical Readiness Test, consisting of pull-ups push-ups rope climb bent knee sit-ups in 2 minutes, feet held leg raises in 2 minutes, elbows held squat thrusts in 2 minutes standing broad jump best of three attempts jump and reach best of three attempts and 3-mile forced march. Means, standard deviations, and intercorrelations of test scores are reported, together with observations and recommendations. Particular attention is drawn to the possibility of cardiac damage to older men subjected to such tests.