what kind of workout

May 5th, 2005  

Topic: what kind of workout

What did you do before basic to get ready. Just wanting a good workout to get leaner and out of the gym. Lately i have been just running out side and push ups and sit ups. anything else yall can think of.
May 5th, 2005  
Charge 7
Those three will suit you well. I'd do as many of those as you can and when you think you've done all you can, crank out a little bit more. It would be best if you could easily run 2 or 3 miles and do 50 situps and pushups each before you go. I wouldn't worry too much about it though. The whole idea is to get you into shape for combat. They'll be certain you do so before you complete training.
May 6th, 2005  
You could try pullups and maybe swimming.
May 6th, 2005  
Originally Posted by RankIt
You could try pullups and maybe swimming.
swimming i got down like no other i swam competively for 8 years. Pull ups well i suck at. I wish i had a place to swim cause i would defiantly do that.

thanks for the ideas guys
May 9th, 2005  
when I joined the army I couldnt do a more than 15 push-ups I could do 63 sit-ups though and my run was well sad 2 mile in 20:19!!!!

I joined the army as an E-1 and went through basic Fort Sill Ok.!

my first PT score was 86!!!! which is wayy wayy below passing for a Phyisical Phitness Test. Dont worry if Your like I was they will just work you a bit harder, and if you stay motivated you will find your score improving every single time. Wen it comes to running its all in the mine I couldnt run a single mile before I joined the army without stopping. Now that Im stationed at Fort Bragg I run 4-6 miles a day with just a little bit of struggle when you get to basic the most you will ever run is 2 miles when you get to a duty station if its not PLANET BRAGG. you will run 4 if your here were on fast alert status all the time so we train hard! good shit!!!!! I still can barly shoot a rifle to standerd but I can rain Steel on almost anything anywhere you put it!

It really doesn't matter what you do before you join the army cause you wont push your self as hard as they will trust me its what they do you will hate them at first and thank them in the end!
May 9th, 2005  

I was just about to say...... I didn't work out much before I left, and I was just fine.
May 10th, 2005  
my work out consisted of getting drunk the night before a poolee meeting and then running 1.5mi. i sucked before boot, now i run 23:13 3mi (I know, its improving though) 14pullups and 100situps. Ooorah USMC getting my fatass into shape.
May 28th, 2005  
Here's what I'm doing getting ready for SWCC training:

4 Mile Track Work
Jog - 1 mile in 7:00 - 8:00

Three sets of:
Sprint-1/4 mile as fast as you can
Jog - 1/4 mile in 1:45-2:00

Six sets of:
Sprint-1/8 mile
Jog - 1/8 mile 1:00

No walking, you rest during the jogs. Now, SWCC is more intensive than anything you'll see during basic, so if you can do that you should be more than fine.

If you want something to work up to that, here's a good long term running sched.


2 miles/day, 8:30 pace, M/W/F (6 miles/week)


No running. Unless you were comfortable with the first 2 weeks.


3 miles/day, M/W/F (9 miles/wk)


2/3/4/2 miles, M/Tu/Th/F (11 miles/wk)


3/4/5/4 miles, M/Tu/Th/F (16 miles/wk)

Then continue at 16 miles/wk

Hope this helps.
May 31st, 2005  
we just had a all-hands poole meeting a few weeks ago and i got a 295 on my IST (if you mulitply the run by 2 cause its only 1.5mi instead of the PFT's 3mi run) but i did a 1.5mi in 9min, i did 117situps in 2min, and did 19deadhang pullups, and this is without me really working out specifically for bootcamp, i leave 12 september so i have a while to start training, im pretty athletic being a kickboxer and wrestling.... im gonna really strive for iron man during bootcamp
June 3rd, 2005  
Hey Rocky_Raccoon where are you going for RT? I too leave on 12 Sept.