I am a 19 year old soldier doing his mandatory time (2yrs in my country), serving as a commando.
I have been in the force for 6 months now. I took up weight training before I enlisted, and now that I have enlisted, my lifts have gone down despite me lifting every weekend unless I’m confined in camp or sick/ injured.
The problem I face is that, whenever I get into the swing of things, some outfield.training where I’m starved as shit, or some crazy intense training like walking upwards of 100 miles a week carrying my ruck, a machine gun and an anti tank bazooka just fries me, and I have trouble planning or periodizing my workouts. To make matters worse, I will get sent overseas for a month at a time to train in various outfield environments with no access to a gym.
Given the following constraints (having only the freedom/ energy to train once a week, sometimes I’m confined, and some weeks I just get mashed in camp so hard), I have simply set a goal to increase my press, pull ups (I can do 19) and deadlift only, instead of trying to be everything.
Do you think this is too much ? And how do you think I should train?
As of now, I am much weaker than before (perhaps about as strong as someone who ran rippetoes starting strength for abt 10 weeks ), just to give you an idea of my development.
Thank you in advance advance for your advice and for your time.