I am going to Navy EOD/DIVE school here in about two months and have run into a predicament. For those of u who do not know, Navy EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal. They are part of Navy Spec Ops which are dive, jump and land warfare qualified. They are just a step down from SEALs in that they dont carry out assassin missions. I have been training for it since I passed to qualification test last July where u have to swim, run, do pushups, situps, and pullups in a certain amount of time. I had only been bodybuilding at the time and passed the test easily with only a 1 day notice. My problem is that the instructors that I see to train with tell me to stop working out and all that muscle mass is worthless. They say that is just for looks and not very functional. Here are my stats:
BF%: 4-7% (depending on method)
I can do 25 pullups without stopping, 115 pushups in two minutes, and 105 situps in two minutes. I run a 10:30 1.5 mile and swim a 10:15 500yd.
I could understand if I was ronnie coleman and couldnt pass the exercises in the alloted times, but I dont really consider myself that big. I have really broad shoulders and back which makes me look around 185 or 190, but there is no way I am too muscular.
I even started taking HOT-ROX and ate chicken, tuna and veggies twice a day but still got harrassed as I dropped down to 162. Thank god I gained it back. I feel like i am trying to please them by dropping weight. Do u guys have any advice? Have any of u come across the same situations? Is being too muscular going to hurt my run and swim times?