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    Quote Originally Posted by samurai_steve
    Supermans.

    Lie on your stomach. Put your arms out like you're Superman.

    Keeping your arms and legs straight, lift your right arm and your left leg off the ground. Now your left arm and right leg. Keep alternating.

    Oh, hey, there's tons of stuff like that in the little PT Field manuel they gave me.

    So Basicaly what I got to do is:

    Add bodyweight exercises

    Add weighted endurance running (not looking forward to this but ill take you guys at face value)

    Run some more.



    alright I can do that. you guys got any advice on diet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BatRonin
    Run, and run, then run somemore, then add 45lbs to a backpack and run some more and when you are through running, don't forget to run.

    Running with weighted backback ? Its alot harder to do I know.

    But is that healthy for your knees and joints ?
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    Doesn't matter. He will be doing it in the army anyways, so he may as well get used to it now.
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    Ignore them oil. Qi Gong, dit da jow for the sprains. Oh, and don't forget to buy a bright-red fidel castro t-shirt. Apparently they love that in the US military. Shows character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayne
    Doesn't matter. He will be doing it in the army anyways, so he may as well get used to it now.
    Actually weighted runs was not my advice. My advice was weighted marches. He will be doing very little weighted running.

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    Buy a pair of military issue boots and a few pairs of good black wool socks. Then go hiking with your new ALICE pack with a minimum of 50lbs. Take at least 6 quarts of water. A military march pace is the equivalent to a fast walk with long strides, practice your rucking.

    Get used to eating fast. Food is a privelege in Basic, especially breakfast. Have one of the NCO's at your recruiting station put your through at least a 30 minute smoke session so you get a feel for what to expect, and how much endurance you need to work on.

    Get your 2 mile run time to under 14 minutes. The closer you can get it to 12 the better.

    pushups times seventy bazillion
    situps, same as pushups plus one
    practice yor overhead clapping for about 15 minutes with arms fully extended.

    Get your back strong.

    Stretch thoroughly, the Army has a tendency of tightening you up. Continue to stretch throughout Basic.


    And don't worry, it's only "tough" the first 3 weeks.
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    How about the TUF treadmill routine? 5 mins at 5mph, 5mins of rest, add 1mph up to 10mph. The most I could get up to was halfway through 8mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honor
    How about the TUF treadmill routine? 5 mins at 5mph, 5mins of rest, add 1mph up to 10mph. The most I could get up to was halfway through 8mph.
    I've actually been trying this for about a month or so now, every second day, and I do hill sprints every other day as opposed to this.

    My conditioning in general has gone up quite abit, I find it builds mental discipline more then anything though, my conditioning for fighting has gone up since I've started training harder, sparring and shadow boxing alot more.

    As for the military, we had this psuedo Military/RAF program thing at high school, it mostly just running weights and situps/pushups though, as I said, it was a crappy school program and the validity of my advise is worth crap.

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    http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/169/
    Found this article on Dragondoor. Filled with much usefulness.

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