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Military requirements for females

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Jan 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-03 09:50:32-05

How many pull ups can you do? Well, the workout is causing problems at the US Marine Corps boot camp.

A new physical fitness requirement was supposed to go into effect with the new year, but has already been postponed.

The rule requires female troops to complete 3 pull-ups, but after more than half of the ladies failed the test, commanders are re-evaluating the standard.

Military leaders say they are developing gender-neutral tests for combat roles, but some critics are worried that physical requirements will be watered down for female soldiers.

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