Marine Corps Pull Ups

Marine Corps Pull Ups

I want to hear how many pull ups you started out doing in boot camp and how many you could do by the time you graduated.

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  • JJ Chervinko

    MCRD San Diego – Platoon 1055 – MRP – Graduated Platoon 2059. Class of 91.

    Think I did about 12 pull-ups on IST – was 20 / 80 upon Graduation & pretty much remained at this level for the rest of my four years.

    Semper Fi


  • Tony Woconish

    PI, SC. 1976. PLT 286, F Co. 2nd BLT.
    I weighed 165 LBS. On the initial PFT I did 120 sit-ups, 24 pull ups. On the final PFT I did the same. I scored highest for the series 293/300. Meritorious promotion to PFC. S/F. SSGT. Tony Woconish 76-‘82.


  • Bob 1381

    AMEN BROTHER NICK!!!!!!………Bob 1381


  • Frank Shelton, Plt. 348

    July 1965, MCRD SD, 18 in – 18 out. 0 now.


  • James Kanavy, CPL 0311 Plt 321 1966

    I recall doing 4 in my PRT. I got the 4th one after I saw the DI in front of me put on his black leather gloves and make a fist ! Motivation!


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