Okay, so I’m a contracted ROTC cadet for the class of 2017 and the University of North Georgia. I’m still a senior in high school and leave for college on August 10. I also have a powerlifting meet during the second weekend of May. After my meet, I plan on taking a week off and then start training to be in “military shape.” This is confusing to me because I can’t run very well (only have a 7 minute mile) and don’t know what to do for lifting. As of right now, my plan is to follow a 12 week cycle of Westside for Skinny Bastards: Part III on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and then I’ll perform my own kind of PT on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which consists of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, a distance run, and sprints.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could/should do? Does my program sound like too much?
Hi, I am lurker that’s never had anything to add, but this I know.
The key is running, and it’s mixed running, like windsprints and jogs.
The actual test is a 2 mile run, pushups (real military pushups — which are good), and military style situps (which are stupid, but just learn them).
There are websites all over with how to do the pushups.
Start the running now, and shoot for 5 miles – not for the test, but for basic.
Do pushups, pullups, rope climbs, and running on broken ground (like trails if you have them).
Do windsprints until you puke.
Do this 6 days a week for 3 months and you will be a fucking star.
Oh, and one week before turn off your AC and sleep in your clothes.
I would not do combat skills trainng stuff, but a lot of local police departments have obstical courses that are 100% the same as military ones. Tell them you want to practice. My local cops had me out there with the swat team — they were really cool and impressed I wanted to do well.
Go to a gun smith (or a buddy) and learn how to field strip an AR-15 and put it back together. Tell them why you need to know this and they will help. If you have never shot a rifle, learn.
Learn how to make your bed — and sleep on the top.
There are all sorts of websites about each day of basic and the tricks they pull. Go to these and read them.
Keep eyes front; you’ll do fine.