About West Point vs. Annapolis
|January 16th, 2004||#1|
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West Point vs. Annapolis info
|January 16th, 2004||#2|
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i'm not an alumni, but i can offer some help on the PT part. i'm working my ass off to get into VMI (#1 choice) or USNA. however, i'm in njrotc right now and my snsi is an alumni of USNA, and my nsi is a retired marine. run run run. work on push ups and situps. you'll have to do those at any military academy or in any rotc program. weights make you stronger, but there is nothing like pushups to turn you into a beast. leg lifts make you faster and your abs stronger so you benefit in all three. if you work on all three at least every other day (i do it everyday), you'll be amazed at how strong you get. might wanna work on those good ole push ups, b/c if we both get into USNA, you don't want this chick to show you up there or in the Marine Corps.
For Honor. For Courage. For Country.
|January 16th, 2004||#5|
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like USMCdevilpup said, there's nothing like doing the exercises themselves to improve on them. That means running, sit-ups, and push-ups for the Army, and add pull-ups for the Marines.
To train for the APFT, the two minute drill is always good (do two minutes of push-ups and two of sit-ups as hard as possible). Like your CC coach has probably told you, you need to train for the distance you plan to run, which for the APFT is a two-miler. Big thing for scoring well is endurance, because you will do all three events back to back, and you can't have your body give out on you half way through.
By the way, have you gotten started on getting your nomination yet?
No boom, no boom, no boom, Amen.
|January 16th, 2004||#6|
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Hi JediDurron, Welcome to the forum.
Since I'm not from the US myself, I'm not going to recommend anything..
But as many others have pointed out here; if you are going to be good at push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups, it's best to do just that, and don't waste too much time on weight training.
One other tip is to also train your back.
Without a strong back, these exercises will be much harder, and you can actually injure it too.
This is a mistake that many do.
Good luck with your training.
|January 16th, 2004||#7|
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I go to the Navy Summer Football Conditioning Camp every year so I can tell you what Coach Johnson has done here is amazing. That being said Ive been to both campus' and found the atmosphere the same, but I think it really depends on what you want to do in the military. If you like the water and the medium towns, come on down here to Annapolis.
|January 17th, 2004||#9|
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for those of you familiar with annapolis, i have a question. i'm applying for a nomination there this next year, but i've never visited the place or had any contact with any of the females there. i want to know if females are treated the same. do they PT as hard as their male counterparts, etc. call me crazy, but i don't like to be treated any differently b/c i wear a bra and have to buy tampons-that's my biggest pet peeve. please be honest with me.