Great Sage Equalling Heaven
OK, so Way back when you went to basic training did they have You hit the weight pile first or did they have you train with your own body weight?
I'm not getting prior or current U.S. military vibes from you. You sound like you're talking out your ass.
There's way too many people moving through PT formations at the same time in boot to have folks in the gym.
- cheaper (less space needed, less equipment needed)
- requires less training to instruct (how many people snap their shyt up doing push-ups vs squats/bench/deadliffs )
- and less training to test and evaluate (most folks don't know what a parallel squat is).
Military fitness tests are about muscular and cardiovascular endurance, not strength or power or aesthetics anyways.
Anybody that's been "in" in the last quarter century knows them SOF dudes stay in the gym. Sure, they still swim, ruck, run and do bodyweight shyt but them dudes are straight gym rats. Non-SOF troops love them some weights too.
And at thinking boot camp PT sessions get folks combat ready.