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Marine Corps Initial Strength Test IST

What is the Marine Corps Initial Strength Test?

The Marine Corps Initial Strength Test, or IST, is given to new recruits to ensure they are ready to begin training. Recruiters administer the test prior to enlistment, and recruits will take the test again during their first week of boot camp. The Marine Corps IST consists of pull ups, crunches, a 1.5-mile run, and for recruits training for infantry occupations, ammo can lifts.

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