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Old 05-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #11
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If you want to handle PT well, do a ton of running and some push ups and situps and pullups. But definitely find a good place to run outside, find out how to mark off two miles, and start doing it find out where you're at. Would help a lot to not necessarily try to run 2 miles all the time, a mile here and a mile there more often is more doable to begin with and will get you there. The core strength stuff you should also do, but don't stress that as much as the running.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #12
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you need to find out if you will be subject to the new PT test that just rolled out.



if not, just run, pushups, and situps is what you will be tested on.

might want to practice a little Front, Back, GO!!! while your at it. in MOPP gear.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:30 AM   #13
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Whats the new PT test?
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I don't know the specifics of it, but it's basically a different PT routine. Supposed to be better rounded. I think they've been integrating it into PT for a couple years but I kind of doubt if they've actually modified the tests yet, takes the military forever to change anything like that. You might ask your recruiter if he can find out and get more details on it, unless somebody here knows about it.
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don't worry so much about how much you can bench or deadlift. Work on muscle endurance. You want to be able to handle the demands of HIGH rep activities that you WILL be enduring. You don't need to be strong to get through it, but you want to be able to exceed the minimum scores. Get your two mile run down to 14minutes and below. Be able to do at least 80 pushups in 2 minutes and even more situps in the same amount of time. It sounds like it's impossible but you can get there in a couple months no problem. Don't go in there looking to just get by... go in there wanting to be the best!
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As was said, run, run, run. Endurance is what will get You through basic. Oh, and the ability to perform under stress, so there's a bit of a psychological hurdle to get past coupled with the physical. It also probably wouldn't hurt to get used to running in combat boots.
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Smh. Do not train for Basic. Go into it fat and out of shape. That's what makes it fun.

I came back roughly 30 lbs. skinnier. I was a twiggg.
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Smh. Do not train for Basic. Go into it fat and out of shape. That's what makes it fun.

I came back roughly 30 lbs. skinnier. I was a twiggg.
Then, after 20 years you can laugh at how young, skinny and 'in shape' you were .....
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FML I hate running lol Well, I will get used to it.
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FML I hate running lol Well, I will get used to it.
LOL!!

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