Posted by: 4pack | August 25, 2008

U.S. Marines Storm The “Body Fat” Debate: Lose The Belly Or Lose The Rank

OGGIES….GO LEAN OR GO HOME. LEAVE IT TO THE U.S. MARINE CORP TO SET THE EXAMPLE WE NEED….THIS ARTICLE FROM THE “YUMASUN.COM” IS ESSENTIALLY “NOT IN OUR HOUSE”…MARINE OGGIES, YES THOSE OVER 40, CAN ONLY HAVE 20% BODY FAT WHICH IS 2% MORE THAN 20 YEAR OLDS…THERE IS JUST NO EXCUSE TO ADD BODY FAT…READ THIS AND SALUTE OUR OGGIES IN UNIFORM….

….BUT 20% BODY FAT WILL NOT GET YOU A 4 PACK…YOU MUST GO TO 10-12% BODY FAT…AND THAT MEANS 2000 OR LESS CALORIES PER DAY…AND GOOD CALORIES AT THAT….

http://www.yumasun.com/news/fitness_43889___article.html/marines_raising.html

 “Tendencies toward increased weight have become a dangerous trend over the last decade in our American society,” said Conway. “But Marines are different.”

  In the order, Conway warned that failure to meet and enforce standards could not only jeopardize operational readiness but “erode American confidence” in the Corps.

  “Selective compliance with the Marine Corps orders on weight control is over,” the commandant said.

  Previous standards defining maximum and minimum weight based on a Marine’s height still apply. However, those who fall outside those standards must not exceed a certain percentage of body fat.

  Male Marines 17-26 years old are allowed a maximum 18 percent body fat; 27-39 years old, 19 percent; 40-45 years old, 20 percent; and 46 years and older, 21 percent.

  Female Marines 17-26 years old are allowed 26 percent body fat; 27-39 years old, 27 percent; 40-45 years old, 28 percent; and 46 years old and up, 29 percent.

  Previously, Marines with a first-class PFT score could have an additional 4 percent of body fat, and Marines who failed to meet body composition standards where placed on a corrective program for at least six months. With the new order, the Corps will allow a grace period of up to 120 days after weighing in before formal action is taken.

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