My 18 year old neighbor girl just passed the fitness test and she must be all of 110 lbs. Not to belittle her, because she kicked azz and I’m very proud of her, but I don’t think the bar is set too high.
I’ve dated two women who were ex army. An officer and an enlisted.
On more than one occasion, they each laughingly recalled stories of how they couldn’t do basic infantry training tasks, and were constantly looked after and assisted by the male soldiers.
I did ask each if they thought women should be in the army, and they were both very adamantly in favor it, despite having just relayed stories of why they shouldn’t be.
She weighs 30 lbs more than her combat load out.
How does that work?
Evey woman I ever worked with in grocery stores had shoulder surgery or wrist surgery....or BOTH!
And the heaviest thing they could have EVER lifted in that industry was a 50lb sack if potatoes or a 40lb box of apples.
In reality most work registers or in the deli and bakery....lifting WAY less than 50lbs.
So how the heck are those body types going to survive carrying a combat load that routinely exceeds 100lbs