Not sure if this is the right thread to post this in, because it’s basically training questions.
I’m hoping to be accepted to the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School a year from now, January 2009. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but it’s thanks to ankle surgery and rehab 18 months ago that I can do it. I’m pretty aware of what goes on at OCS I think, from Captain Fick’s book, the Making of a Marine Corps Officer DVD, speaking to a couple friends who have gone through, and talking to the OSO and his staff in my area two weeks ago.
I’ve gotten the paperwork rolling and it doesn’t look like I’ll even need a waiver for my ankle. So my question is basically about how to train for OCS over the next 12 months. Right now I’m right around the minimum admission standards, can do 8-9 pullups, maybe slightly better than a 24 minute three mile, and I don’t know on crunches, probably decent but not great. Obviously, that’s not good. I want to go in with as good a PFT as possible, at least 270.
I’m 6’, 205 lb. I don’t want to ditch lifting, and I’d think strengthening my muscles and joints can only help, but obviously I’m not trying to bulk up.
Thanks for any help, especially from guys who have been through OCS or PLC.