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06-23-2008   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nanaya
Soo, what do the 300+lbs people do in the military, if they aren't able to somehow work it all off through strict training?
Where I am, you only need to meet certain physical output requirements. You could weigh anywhere between 140-360 lbs, but as long as you can do all the physically demanding tests you are perfectly fine. I'm not sure if they still have the practice of giving the heavy support weapons to the big guys because their large frames support the recoil better. They almost always get assigned the M249 SAW, but then again, it's likely easier for a 320 lb person to lug around an extra 25 lbs of guns and ammo, opposed to giving it to a 140 lb person.