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By United States Marine Corps
T
..he Combat Fitness Test (CFT) is a physical
..fitness test of the United States Marine
Corps, and is used to complement the USMC
Physical Fitness Test. The CFT is a 300-point
test with an emphasis on functional fitness
related to operational demands.
Males and females perform the same
exercises but are scored differently, and
adjustments are also made for age. Passing the
CFT is an annual requirement for all Marines.
Performance on the test directly impacts every
Marine's career, as CFT scores are used to
tabulate Composite Scores used for promotions.
Movement Preparation
Exercises
Side Straddle Hops
Highland Fling
Plant Leg Extension
Lateral Lunge
Cross-Over Lunge
Monster Walk
Groiners
Speed Skaters
Wideouts
Side Slide w/Arm
THE CFT HAS THREE EVENTS:
* A timed, 880-yard course that tests each
Marine's endurance
* 30-pound ammo can overhead, until elbows
lock out, as many times as possible in two
minutes
* A 300-yard shuttle run that incorporates
a variety of combat-related tasks, including
crawls, carries, ammunition resupply, grenade
throwing, and agility running
Below is a sample one-day workout from the
seven-day, 25-week program the USMC put
together to prepare a Marine for the CFT.
Sets
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
Distance
N/A
N/A
N/A
10 Yards
10 Yards
10 Yards
N/A
N/A
N/A
20 Yards
Reps
15
15
10
N/A
N/A
N/A
10
10
10
N/A
NOTE: Exercises with 2 sets = 1 set going in one direction and then another set coming back in
the opposite direction.
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