Next month, I am taking the PFT-Physical Fitness Test, part of the process.
For the Marines, it consists of the maximum sittups done in 2 minutes, maximum pullups or chinups done in one set (no touching ground, that is) and a timed 3 mile run. You can get a max 100 points in the 3 categories, and must score a combined 225 to pass, and be classified as “1st class.” http://usmc.pftcalculator.com/ gives a handy online calculator to see where you’re at in your training! Yesterday was a big day for me because I got up to 14 pullups for the first time. I’m happy because in my estimation, that puts me about the 260 mark, which is solid improvement over a month or two ago. (Assuming max crunches and a 19:25 run, which I have done)
Just so you realize, there is no cutting corners on any of these events! Just look at all the rules about pull-ups on this page!