I'm DEPed in...What should I do every day to prepare myself?




 
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August 11th, 2004  
RecruitWalterUSMC
 

Topic: I'm DEPed in...What should I do every day to prepare myself?


Running, push ups, crunches....I nedd to prepare myself for my 12 weeks of hell to come. What should I do or how much of everything should I do a day to become ready? Keep in mind that I wish to be an outstanding marine...Thank you.
August 12th, 2004  
Cheese31337
 
Run with a backpack on with some weights in it. Eat the basics in foods because you won't get sweets in basic. Mentally prepare yourself to stay focused and disciplined.

Marines don't fool around.
August 12th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Run.
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August 12th, 2004  
RecruitWalterUSMC
 
ok, well thank you for your help. How much shoud I run a day? Hours prefeabley. As I am right now, my lungs can't handle too much running. My stomach can't handle it much either. Should I eat befor I go run or not? Is there any way to better yourself in push ups? I have way too many questions.
August 12th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Run, Pullups, Pushups, Swim, etc.


There are a few websites out there that have good DEP programs to get you ready for boot. IF you can get yourself to the point of at least being able to run 3 miles in 20 minutes, 15 pullups to regulation, and 75 situps in 2 minutes plus swim 500 yds nonstop, you will have little problem with boot camp.

Semper Fi.
August 12th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Find a workout partner. If you can't, compete against a clock (including pushups).

Get your recruiter to teach you correct pushups. LEarn the technique. Do as many as you can in a minute. Rest or switch to crunches. Try to beat the time.

Favor doing correct pushups over quantity. At this stage, you have no one to impress with numbers. Learning the technique will save you time and hollaring.

Regarding running, build up endurance. Find a high school track. Run a quarter mile at a time. In between, don't stop. Just do a slow jog or, preferably (in my opinion, a fast march. Keep it going until you run at least two miles.

Not as important to stretch prior as it is to stretch following.

I also advise against running with any weight on your back until the Corps has strengthened your back enough.

To recap, use the clock or a workout partner to push you. Quality of workout is more important than quantity. Stretch following the workout. You can eat, but there's really no need. Your workout won't last as long as you think and the food in your stomach won't get digested in time to give any energy boost. So, exercise in the morning before you think you're hungry. Commit to the workout as if it's a part of the normal routine. Just like you shower everyday (presuming), you workout everyday.
August 12th, 2004  
RecruitWalterUSMC
 
Yet, I am a female. Aren't the requirments different for females?
August 12th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Female Recruits....


It used to be, but not much anymore the only difference is the flex armed hang, but you will run 3 miles and the crunches are scored the same.



http://usmilitary.about.com/library/...nessfemale.htm

Actual MCO pertaining to PT:

http://www.matsgfl.usmc.mil/Matsg-21...ING/weight.pdf
August 12th, 2004  
RecruitWalterUSMC
 
Thank you Lil Hulk!!!! I guess I better start kickin my a$$ then huh? I'm not physically fit. Although, since I have nothing wrong with me and I don't smoke...it should be fairly easy to work myself up to where I need to be huh? If I work for the next 7 months on that do you think I'll have my outstanding marine goal completed?
August 12th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: 7 Months!!


In 7 months, if you realy put forth some effort, you should be able to walk into boot with the ability to get the maximum score on the PFT and make life MUCH easier for you.