I am just starting to get fit having not done anything in years, down to injuries (no longer a problem) and after that if I am being honest with myself not respecting myself and letting my body and attitude go to shit.
I had a sudden feeling of momentum a few weeks ago and simply picked up my trainers and a hoody and went running. It took me an hour to do 3 miles.
The day after I got my pullup bar, situp bench and cleared the floor for pressups. I managed zero pullups, 1 pressup and 8 situps.
3 weeks later I have been eating more sensibly and running and doing some bodweight stuff, which now stands at
3 mile run - 30 minutes
strict pressups - 10
situps - 20
pullups - 0
So still shit but a work in progress.
Working on myself has made me think about things and I have been to my AFCO, I am in my early 20's and want to make something of myself and figured a great way would be serving my country.
Anyway a few days ago I saw someone on a military forum (for potential recruits to ask questions about the training, daily life, talk to each other etc) talking about how he does something called 5/3/1.
Turns out he is already in the forces though and when I asked about advice for someone in my situation, he basically indicated that He does not feel qualified to offer specific lifting advice but did say that he thinks the old advice of just run and do chinups is not great and that most current royal marines do not do things that way anymore and that the site only recommends that to avoid lawsuits from idiots who hurt themselves.
He pointed out that jim posts on this site and has his own forum so I thought I would ask the man himself.
Would you recommend 5/3/1 to someone who can barely do 10 pressups and no chinups? Should people that weak/fat and heavy even be lifting weights?
Ordered your book from Amazon, if I shouldn't do it now at least I will have it for later on
Thanks in advance.