Pull-ups are of the utmost importance in the U.S. Marine Corps. For anyone looking in from the outside, it may sound silly and over-represented. However, for those with the warrior spirit who have accepted the challenge of becoming one of the premier warriors of our country, pull-ups are sacred, respected, almost feared.
A major part of the three-part U.S. Marine Corps physical fitness test, pull-ups is one of those things that enlisted and commissioned officers respect equally, the purest test of endurance and commitment to the Corps. No one get a leg up, you either get “up there” and do them, or you don’t. Rank, age, sex, nationality, or creed make no difference.
To that effect, many people have offered advice through the history of the Corps in order to crack the holy grail of being able to score the magic 20-pullups score. Maj. Misty Posey, U.S. Marines’ Plans Officer for Manpower Integration, developed a pull-up program to help all Marines improve their pull-ups no matter their starting point, and says she has yet to find a Marine she has not been able to help. Take a look, how knows? Even you may be able to take advantage of it.