West Point vs. Annapolis




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January 16th, 2004  
JediDurron
 

Topic: West Point vs. Annapolis


This is my first time on this forum and I really want to complement the creator. Ok, basically I'm a 10th grader in High School and have wanted to join the military since God knows when. However recently I decided that my one goal now is to work for the acceptence into the USMA or the Naval Academy. I have received straight A's in honors classes in 9th and so far in 10th grade. But what concerns me is the atheletics portion of the application. I am confident I can meet all the requirements by the time the PAE comes around, but I just want some insight by any west point or naval academy alumni if any are here. I wanna know the best way to whip my body into great shape, I am already in ok shape with minor weight lifting and a season of cross country. Also what extra curriculars do they look at. Currently I am in Math club, academic challenge, computer science, and Model UN. If not, I would love to have some Marines (thats what branch I'd choose at the naval academy) and some Army guys to convince me which I should try harder for. However currently since the Naval Academy has no early admission program I am leaning to West Point. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. If I dont get into either my heart would be broken, but I guess there is always ROTC and A&M
January 16th, 2004  
USMCdevilpup
 
 
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.
semper fidelis
January 16th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Go to the school with the good football team.
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January 16th, 2004  
Pogue
 
GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!! HOOAH
January 16th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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?
January 16th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
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  
GuyontheRight
 
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  
Pogue
 
I was actually accepted by Annapolis, but I wanted Army.
January 17th, 2004  
USMCdevilpup
 
 
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.
January 17th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Ive been around some of the Pleps during July when they first come in, and Ill tell you everyone gets treated like the same peice of crap. You got nothing to worry about