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Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
« on: December 27, 2013, 06:13:03 PM »


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Re: Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 06:22:13 PM »
How far up does a "pull up" go?  The only ones I'm familiar with are essentially the same as chin-ups, but with the palms reversed.

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Re: Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 06:23:26 PM »
A lot of good Marines and soldiers are going to die because of this.  Few women have the physical stamina for infantry combat.
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Re: Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 06:28:00 PM »
How far up does a "pull up" go?  The only ones I'm familiar with are essentially the same as chin-ups, but with the palms reversed.

Pull up - palms face the body. Chin up, palms face away from the body. A flexed arm hang is basically a chin up that is held as long as possible. Otherwise they are identical.

Seems odd, because pull ups tend to be easier than chin ups - a lot less strain on the wrists.
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Re: Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 06:38:04 PM »
Pull up - palms face the body. Chin up, palms face away from the body. A flexed arm hang is basically a chin up that is held as long as possible. Otherwise they are identical.

Seems odd, because pull ups tend to be easier than chin ups - a lot less strain on the wrists.

That's funny, because as I always had it, chin-ups were with the palms facing the body and pull-ups with the palms facing away from the body.  It would seem from the wiki article on chin ups that the terminology is somewhat imprecise and can be used both your way as well as mine.

According to that same article, however, the Marines use the term "pull up" to refer to either interchangeably, so that still leaves me at sea about just exactly what a "pull up" means in this context.


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