I leave for Marine Corps Bootcamp in a little over a month and I was wondering what I should be doing to prepare. I'd appreciated advice from service members and civilians in the know. I can already bang out 20 pull ups and 100 crunches, but my 1.5mi run is 11:20. Is that alright?
Get your 1.5m run down to 9mins.
That's an optimal time to breeze through most shit thrown at you
A time of 10mins is ok but you will struggle undoubtedly with anything above a moderate level pt sessio or most field stuff.
So yeah get 9 mins on run is my recommendation. Your pullups are fine.
Don't worry about the pt as much. Seems competitive. But, make sure you fucking learn to salute right. If I catch you on NAS Pensacola and you fucking suck at saluting, I'll tear you a new asshole.
Thanks, my run time does worry me a bit. Any tips for improving lung capacity, or is it just as simple as runmorefagit?
I've been prepping for the big green one by getting my friend to fist me every night.
Speaking of, where can I pick up some knowledge? When I asked my recruiter about things like rank and bearing he told me to google it...
This is my regiments workout.
If you can do most of the shit on here then you will be fine. Get used to cadence squats and pushups. I dont know how similar to marine corps this is, especially considering that we make fun of US SF all the time.
Just fucking RUN all the time. Go for a 30 kilometer hike with 45kgs on your back, if you cant do it in 2 hours then youre fucked.
Literally dont even worry about it op. I trained my ass off for it only to get there and be in a platoon with 60 percent weak ass pasty neets who could only do like 2 pullups. Guess how many graduated..... yupp all of them. It's impossible to fail I got pneumonia went to the ER for three days and lost 60 pounds in a month and still graduated
Should mention lost 60 lbs of mostly muscle. I went in at 6'3 240 maybe like 16 percent fat and by week four I was 180 due to losing literally all my gains plus probably decalcifying my bones. I graduated the very goddam definition of skinnyfat
marine corp officer here. To improve your mile time, you need to run, and run fast. You only have a month, so don't injure yourself, but I would start with running a mile, as fast as you can, then jog a mile, then run another mile as fast as you can. Work your way up until you can basically run three miles at a fast pace. Sprints can also help.
>Go for a 30 kilometer hike with 45kgs on your back, if you cant do it in 2 hours then youre fucked.
Wow, that's such a great idea
if you want to fuck up your knees for no reason.
So like a 6mph pace? Not too crazy for Special Operations, but I'm just talking about the Marines. Thanks for the pdf though.
Thanks, I like this plan. I'll wake up early tomorrow and do this, probably on a treadmill.
I've heard this kind of story before, do they starve you during boot, or does all the cardio kill gains?
Dude they don't really Starve you i had plenty off time to eat-provided all manners went out the window and I basically got my mouth to table level and shoveled everything it. Pro tip don't ever get the chicken or the ribs. They make u use silverware and if you use your fingers your done eating. You will never be able to get enough meat off of a chicken bone or rib using a spoon and will go hungry.
What caused it was just all the stupidirt cardio and drill. And I got sick literally day two. Had a super high fever and lung full of liquid which in turn forced much heart to work three times as hard to provide enough oxygen to my body and therefore caused an insane calories burn. I don't exactly remember but my resting heart rate was something like 96. AT REST. and after having like 30 minutes to chill and de stress at the doctors. The doc told me my "Ferrari engine of a heart" was the only thing that kept me alive since with all the activity I was probably pushing 180 beats per minute at all time and if I wasn't in such good shape before hand a lesser heart would've gone into cardiac arrest. It was entirely my fault though I refused to go to medical until after exactly a month and a week of this plus vomiting due to nausea and blacking out once (luckily there was no corps man around and a recruit poured a canteen on me so no silver bullet)
The actual PT down at bootcamp is pretty cake if you can do that.
Do LOTS of calisthenics. You probably won't touch weights until you're active duty. If you really want to turn heads be able to do 20+ pull ups, run at a 6 minute mile pace for at least 3 miles, and be able to do ab exercises until you get bored. Being able to hike with heavy shit also helps. Try rucking, but make sure you read guides on how to do it correctly so you don't properly fuck yourself up before you go.
Nah I was just an idiot And wanted to be "hard corps" Here's basically what happened
>go to dentist and get wisdom teeth surgery and some sweet sweet hydrocondone and allowed to chill in bed for rest of day
>not supposed to train the next day either to let stitches set in
>gee might as well go to the doctors I guess since I can't workout today anyways. Technically I'm not bitching out of anything since I'm legally not allowed to train today.
>"sure thing recruit, if you're a faggot"
>whatever man, I'm not even supposed to be here today Randle
>go to doctors
>anon put this on your finger we need to check your vitals before we let you in
>holy shit you have a fever of 105 and your lungs are only working like a little bit
>cue oxygen tank, wheelchair and face mask to not give everyone else Ebola
>Disney front of the line pass to every test
>doctor pulls blood and doesn't even send it to lab. Can visibly see white cottage cheese in it from infection
>lungs look like a 50 year old smoker
>ambalamps ride to hospital
>they try to give me drugs
>"This recruit is on hydrocondone and antinflammatories sir"
>holy shit recruit thanks for telling us, you would've died if u didn't say anything and we gave you this meds. Why the fuck are you on those pain killers?
>"This recruit had wisdom teeth surgery yesterday sir"
>WHAT KINDO OF FUCKING QUACK WOULD OPERATE ON A PATIENT IN YOUR CINDITION?!
>doctor was apparently like an 06 or something in the Navy
>dentists got fired
>spent a week in the hospital and my gf came to visit since lol California native
>pretending to be from 2CDO
>posting the most outdated shitfight program
>cadence squats LOL
>30km hike? i think you mean pack march. you even army?
>2 hours 30km with 45kg.
Please go, you must be a POG
Went to Paris Island myself, it's an experience I'll let you learn but some tips I would offer, run. Run and run. To build your lung capacity I'd recommend swimming if you can and one thing people normally forget is to work on strengthening your triceps, you don't want to be going in through am obstacle course then comes a part you simply can't do due to a neglected muscle group
x) im going army ... sweet water was the nickname the big african american sergeant who watches you piss gave to this guy who couldnt piss in a cup
How about that blonde nurse huh. The little tatted up one. Bretty cute eh
Find a video of someone on YouTube crying...more like Sobbing and play that as you're getting ready to go to sleep. Get used to falling asleep to that sound.
> " The fuck?"
> " god damnit"
> " WILL SOMEONE SHUT THAT GHOST THE FUCK UP"
> I..i Mmm mm miss my ff fh family
> " Well i miss getting a good nights sleep. Which one of our problems can be solved by you shutting the fuck up?"
> . . . . . . . . .wooo
> " Go cry in the bathroom like the rest of us!"
A 9 min 1.5 mile is the qualifying run time for any special forces force in the world and is a challenging time to beat. If you running a 9 min 1.5 then dont aim so low as the Marines, go to ranger school or higher sf.