USN revising weight/body fat regulations

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I've put this in Lil's so there are clear arcs of fire!

After the joys of seeing some serving chubbies appearing in photos and on programmes such as RN School, it is with interest that I read the US Navy is actually LOWERING the standards of weight, body fat and fitness as a means to retention. OK, this article is from RT, but is based on US reports, which are quoted.

Most of us are aware, or think, that BMI is a bit of a waste of time - think fit rugby player or similar. But also think how many people appear to be incapable of passing a fairly basic fitness test!

Here's the article:

https://www.rt.com/usa/334701-us-sailors-fat-rules/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Personally, I would not like to behind a lardy arse when in sight of the escape hatch!
 
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