I am set to enter Army Basic Training and then Officer Candidate School.
Basically, I realize that during this time i will not be able to train as I do now (basically bodybuilding with some basketball/occasional cardio). I love weightlifting and getting bigger, so this was seen as a huge drawback in making my decision. I realize, though, that there are lots of big guys in the army so you can certainly train while on most tours.
Anyway, it seems there are a number of guys here with military experience, and I just wanted to pick your brain and get any thoughts on the army and training (and the army in general)?
must i incorporate distance running?
any recommmendations for branch (is it seen as being a “wuss” to request certain support branches like finance or transportation? can you get promoted high in these?)
what about enlisting first and then trying ocs later, i had considered that?
also, how nutritiouis is army “chow”?
can i expect to lose lots of weight at various training schools?