Good Airborne Age




 
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April 19th, 2004  
IWANNABEAIRBORNE
 

Topic: Good Airborne Age


Even though I have a few years to worry about it what I would want to do is go to college first then join military. Would it be really hard to get into airborne from there? I know the physical shit is no problem for me since i run about 2 miles every day and I do 50 su's and pu's every day. I also don't plan to make military a lifelong thing although that might change. Do I have to stick with airborne for a long time?
April 19th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 

Topic: Re: Good Airborne Age


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Originally Posted by IWANNABEAIRBORNE
I know the physical shit is no problem for me since i run about 2 miles every day and I do 50 su's and pu's every day.
You might want to think about upping that. I need to clear out right now, I'll give you a full answer later.
April 20th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
So, I run 3 miles a day at least, on weekends I run up a mountain and back, 10 miles total :P, and I'm only 13 (14 this friday!). Welcome to the forum man, I want to go Airborne too.
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April 20th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Ok, do you want to be in an Airborne unit (like the 82nd Airborne Division), or do you just want to attend BAC (Airborne school)?
To avoid giving you any misinformation, I will just stick to the little I know (I had an Airborne slot for this August, but lost it due to a back injury). The physical stuff is, to be blunt, not going to cut it. A good running program is to just head out, running as hard as you can, for 15 minutes then head back, don't worry about hitting distances at first. You will notice that very quickly you will be getting a lot farther in those 15 minutes than when you started. 50 pushups and situps is a warmup, even for regular PT, where you will be doing a couple hundred of each (and this is in ROTC land). Do sets of situps and pushups several times a day, and remember to work on your form, because an incorrect pushup is just wasting your time as far as the Army is concerned. To check your form, go to a recruiter and ask them to tell you out on your pushup, and then follow what they tell you. Don't worry so much about reps, do a muscle failure workout at least once a week (preferably twice), and alternate with weights and light days, which you can use for distance runs, too (by distance I mean around 6 to 8 miles).
If you plan on going Airborne (or even to BAC), it will be awhile after you get going (after Basic and AIT if you enlist, and not till your MSII year minimum as a Cadet for BAC), and the Army will get you in the physical shape you need to be in to succeed (this does not mean slack off now, follow the instructions above). Mental is entirely up to you.

Welcome to the forum, by the way.
April 20th, 2004  
IWANNABEAIRBORNE
 
thnx ill work on all of that. Oh and I'm 13 too. 14 this June
April 21st, 2004  
Pogue
 
I'm going to Airborne school on 30JUNE, and 2 miles insn't going to cut it. Run at LEAST 5 miles a day. I do 6 mile runs. Also be able to do pullups, as it is now part of the standard for jump school. 50 pushups/situps is barely making the Army standard for the 18-21 year old age group.
April 22nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I do not know the health risks involved for working out too much at your age though, you might want to ask a doctor what would be safe for you to do.
April 22nd, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Running is fine, I know that for a fact ( I run track and cross country. I run up mountains for fun). No matter what age (almost), running is good for you. I was 12 when I started. (14 day after tomorrow ) Just remember to keep hydrated, thats important.

Most dangerous thing about running at our age is crossing the street.

I don't know anything about weight lifting or anything else for that matter.
May 4th, 2004  
Currahee42
 
Running is bad i use to run every single day for mile or more and then i blew my knee out had surgery and all that i am 14 blew my knee out before i turn 13 and i am still out due to surgery... they wont let me run i love to run now i cant do squat
May 5th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Knees are the worst joints ever invented. I know a lot of people with knee trouble. When you're bones are growing (through puberty) its not too difficult to screw them. Just gotta know what you're doing, I've never had joint trouble. Talk to your doc if you're worried.