U.S. Marine Corps recruits conduct a three mile run, pull up competition, and crunches during morning physical training (PT) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. As a part of the Marine Corps Basic Training, the purpose of PT session is to prepare recruits for their upcoming Physical Fitness Test.

The PFT is the standard test that all recruits must pass. The test consists of a three-mile run, pull-ups (no time limit) or flexed-arm hang, and crunches (two-minute time limit).


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