My son is huge, a bit over 6'4" with big, broad shoulders. He's also naturally lean, with a large frame and little fat. He was about 208 lbs when he entered DEP, well below his weight limit.
When he first started the chief (his recruiter) told us to feed him more because he was having energy problems with his run. So we did.
Chris has been working out exactly as instructed, running, push-ups, sit-ups, etc. Now he breezes through the PT test, continues to improve his times and reps and he's lost an inch or two around his waist. He didn't have a lot of fat to start with, he's nearing 6-pack abs.
Problem is that he has also gained about 10 pounds and is close to his weight limit for his height. The chief told him to stop gaining weight and to keep working on his fitness. But his fitness is increasing his muscle bulk (he bulks up if you look at him sideways), and therefore his weight! If he keeps working out and eating enough to keep his energy up he will go above his weight limit. When he was playing football his lean play weight was about 235, 10 pounds over the limit.
How do we keep him fit and strong for the PT test, but under the weight limit? He has 55 days until boot camp.