Pullups are now being phased in as part of the Marine Corps’ female PFT.
Pullups are the best.
To quote the Commandant’s message:
Effective 1 January 2014, pull-ups will replace the Flexed Arm Hang (FAH). This change will take place in two phases with phase one beginning 1 January 2013. Phase one will serve as a transition period and is intended to allow commanders and individual female marines to adjust individual and unit training routines to prepare for implementation of the new requirements.
Pull-up Scoring For Female Marines:
Eight (8) Pull-ups Equal 100 Points
Seven (7) Pull-ups Equal 95 Points
Six (6) Pull-ups Equal 85 Points
Five (5) Pull-ups Equal 75 Points
Four (4) Pull-ups Equal 65 Points
Three (3) Pull-ups Equal 40 Points
To Pass The Pull-up Portion Of This Event, Females Will Be Required To Execute At Least Three (3) Pull-ups.
Stay tuned for excellent recommendations at female training for the PFT’s pullup portion.