Genius by birth. Slacker by choice.
Your post tells me two things....Been a while since I posted a question to get everyone fired up. I doubt this will start much of a fight, but we'll find out!
So, Marines have this mandatory martial arts training that they must participate in and it is reflected in their Fitreps (at least I think that's how it works from what i've heard on the street, Devil Dogs please chime in to correct me if I'm wrong). I'm reasonably certain that your average squid would never have a legitimate need for HtoH combat training but I believe it could be beneficial never the less. Martial arts teach focus and discipline in addition to the PT benefits and combat training. Do you think the Navy should have a similar program and make it mando?
Now, certainly some of you have noticed that the Navy has quite a few fat bodies. We've also got a lot of people who PT very hard and look great in uniform - but i dare say that they are the minority. As such, do you think that an hour of PT at some point in everybody's day would be a good idea? There are countless studies that show the benefits of PT at the beginning of someone's workday, increases in productivity and the like. Also, it pisses me off to no end when i see somebody who makes the uniform look bad.
There is already mando PT for PRT failures, but I don't think we should ever have PRT failures. People don't get huge over night, but for some reason we've got some folks that are huge and have been for several years. This is completely unacceptable (to me) in a military unit.
For the record, I never max out the PRT (except for the situps) but i've never come close to failing it either.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!
1. You have penis envy of the Marines
2. You think the Navy is full of NASTY fat asses that fight like girls
BTW...if you have to ask if an hour of PT a day is good for you?????? come on man...get off your ass and get to the gym.
Are they both true? You be the judge.