I had my IST at my Marine Corps Poole Funstion tonight and this is what I got
9:30 Mile and a half run
80 Crunches in 2 min
13 pull ups
not to bad but I have some improving to do.
I go to basic in april D:
p.s. the weight limit is pretty strict so make sure you're in shape if you're looking to go.
what kind of work out schedule do you guys recommend before joining the army
I have about 2.5 years to train
Just do stuff like running, push-ups, and sit-ups. That's the closest you can get to the exercises you'll be doing in boot camp
I was passing all my tests at meps with flying colors but they sent me home and now I have to get an earwash and come back in two weeks then I can swear in.
What branch has the shortest deployment time?
Though Most likely would be navy or Marines. I knew a guy who went to navy boot and came out undesignated (which isn't good) and went on deployment a month after.
Just finished Air Force BMT. It was awesome to be honest. 0-2 WOT was chaotic, but then it got better. If anyone has any questions about BMT feel free to shoot me a pm.
Also, can anyone tell me about what goes on in Rifleman divisions? What do you do?
What level of martial arts training do marines receive?
is AKO down or some shit??
How do you kill someone with your thumb
If you've done psychedelics before, will it affect joining the marines?
I thought you were exaggerating, I didn't think they actually taught you how to kill someone with a thumb.
Speaking of joining the ADF in any capacity, I can't really decide whether I want to go to uni first, there's ADFA but I have no idea if I can get into that without a year 12 acquired ATAR.
I want to join the U.S Marines when I turn 18, I am 14 right now and I'm not in the best of shape. I am 5'9 and weigh 180 pounds and I am a bit fat, My family has a tread climber and a weight lifting machine http://www.orangedove.net/images/602_xhg-001.jpg its a helix 9800 and its got everything basically. I can do about 5 actual push ups now, I can push out about 50 crunches and I cannot do any chin/pull ups. I need help on a schedule I can get on and work out and then still be able to do home work.
I also wake up at about 8:30 since I'm homeschooled.
One thing you need to focus on is numbers, they don't give a shit about functional strength or bulk or whatever, it's numbers; if you stay fat buy you can pump out an exemplary no of pushups in a minute, and pass the required running (9 minutes I think for a mile) you should be fine.
Go down to witness the fitness for some training programs.
Also, do Strength and Conditioning, IE poses like wall sits, that use a shit ton of muscle, like squats benches stuff like that.
WubWubWomp you currently in the ADF?
For push-ups, try doing wall push ups first. Basically just stand in front of a wall, about a foot away, and then lean onto it and push off with your hands. Keep your heels on the ground, don't lift them at any point. Once you can do 2 sets of 50 wall push-ups, go on to doing half push-ups. Basically you only go half way down to the floor. If you're not sure on how much is half, then place a basketball or something of a similar height right below your chest, and once you chest touches the object then you know that's halfway. Once you can do two sets of 25 half push-ups, you'll be at the point where you can start doing regular push-ups much more easily.
For pull-ups, you'll want to start off doing vertical pulls. Stand inside a door frame or by a high railing, and get a comfortable grip with your hands. Basically, you have to lean back, and then use the door frame/high railing to pull yourself back to a standing position. It may seem silly and easy, but it's a great starting point. After you can do 3 sets of 45, you can move on to horizontal pulls. For horizontal pulls, find a table that goes up to your hips. Get under it, and grip your hands on the edge of the table. Keeping your body straight, pull yourself up until your chest touches the table, and then go back down. It's important that you keep your entire body straight throughout this exercise, with the exception of your arms. After you can do 3 sets of 30, move on to half pull-ups. After 2 sets of 15, you'll be able to do at least a few pull-ups.
This isn't something that you can do in 2 weeks, it takes a few months to do this successfully. As for schedule, try setting it either in the morning or at noon-ish. A good schedule by days is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It'll give your body rest and time to recover.
Thank you for the advice, I will definitely get started tomorrow since my schedule got messed up today when the smoke alarm went off at 3 AM. Also about the treadclimber, can I just use that to run on?
You can, but I'd recommend going outside and running