It seems about once a week or so, somebody
puts up a military specific post. "What is the best way to train for the PFT/PT test?", "What is a good workout for a soldier (marine, airman, sailor)?", "How do I train with limited time/equipment/nutrition?"
All of these are good questions that I have asked and answered on this forum. All of them do, and will come up often if you pay attention to this site. All of these are special issues with bodybuilding/strength changing/fitness that the majority of the population doesn't face or fully understand.
Reading these posts has gotten me curious. Who are you, where are you at, what do you do. What are some challenges (training and otherwise) you face and how do you overcome them? For all I know, I may be working out next to some of you and don't even know it.
I am hoping that this thread is as muxh about personality as it is training.
I am a Spc. in the Army, serving as a medic in the 1st Brigade, 1st ID,Ft Riley. I've been in the Army for 9 months. I was Marine Corps for 6 years, 1997 to 2003. I got out, didn't find a place in the civilian world, and got back in where I belong. Of course there are differences between the Army and the Corps, but it feels the same being in.
The qualities that make a good soldier make a good marine, and with any unit, you have your squared away guys and your shitheads. I hope I fall into the squared away category.
I was in Irag Jan-July '03, and I'm going back probally before Christmas this year. It will be a whole different story, now vs then. An invasion (liberation?) then versus a police action now. Before the scariest threat was NBC, now it is IEDs. Before, we where an overwhelming force, with a wide open ROE, now it will be limited what we have and what we can do.
It is good to be in. Despite the daily bullshit, on a massive scale, I love my job.
Well, I've rambled on long enough. I look forward to seeing what my fellow brothers in arms have to say.