I am a 2LT in the U.S. Army doing recruiting for my ROTC unit until I leave for infantry school in June.
I have been powerlifting off and on for the last 5 years, and for about the last 6 months I have been training fairly intensely for a bench meet in a couple of weeks, but recently one of the officers at the unit (who’s also infantry) introduced me to functional strength training (i.e. kettle bells, medicine ball full body lifts, etc.)
I’m really unfamiliar with this type of workout, but I like it and want to do it more often in my regular weekly workouts. My question is how do I integrate these types of exercises best with a regular weight training regiment? Thanks in advance for all the help[/quote]
Know nothing of your stats (HT and WT), and your current overall fitness levels; so do not take anything I say as an insult to your level of preparedness or intelligence.
As you are an 11A about to begin the gauntlet of schools at Benning, (my 2 cents) you can go back to powerlifting once you get past the next +/- 12 months. BOLC II/IBOLC (BOLCIII), ABN, and RGR will take you away from the gym (more than you’d like) and have you pounding pavement either running or rucking with a healthy dose of combatives.
Unless you already have your shit, primary focus should be endurance, then strength and power.
Check out militaryathlete.com for some ideas.
Ill reiterate what you’ve heard before- don’t show up to your unit without your shit. Good luck!