MIL What it takes to be a Marine

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  1. chucklenut

    chucklenut New Member

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    im 17, 6'2, i weigh 180. i can barely do 4 CORRECT push-ups before i cant do them anymore. this, is bad. i get out a lot, i walk everywhere for hours, i dont understand how i can be so un-fit.

    what would a general reccomendation for fitness be? gyms are iffy....they cost money.
     
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    Durkastan New Member

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    walking does not work out your arms or your chest. I suggest you visit the Fitness and Nutrition forum
     
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    Start running at least 2 miles everyday. Start slow, then speed up. Do sprint workouts to get your speed up, and long runs to help your endurance. Do sets of pushups throughout the day, this will help your muscular endurance. Do situps and crunches along with leg lifts. Don't focus on getting big muscles, you want to focus on endurance and at the least will make you leaner. Get a good amount of carbs and veggies in your diet, and drink A LOT of water. Always push yourself and don't quit. Take it from an Army cadet who used to be 50 pounds overweight. Good luck.
     
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    chucklenut New Member

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    copied and pasted for further use

    thanks!
     
  5. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    marine does pullups, run, and situps
     
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    :rofl: @ thread
     
  7. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Push ups, sit ups, pull ups, running.

    There's a few workouts available on the net for those about to join the services.

    Oh wait, the Marines have a new Combat Conditioning standard now.
     
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    join the marines fail the pft then you will be sent to some nice guys that will get you in shape. PCP
     
  9. jmx2323

    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    ask accord
     
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    aww yes, the pork chop platoon. :wiggle: . what does PCP stand for ? I didnt go to it, but I remember hearing about it. Physical Conditioning Platoon??

    I also remember MRP.
     
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    1. you have to sit in DEP for like 2 years so they know you're serious about it. make sure you study every peice of marine corps history you can and sing the marine's hymn to yourself when you goto sleep. don't forget to act like you know more about the military then +20yr retired vets.

    2. goto bootcamp, kiss a lot of ass and come back so moto everyone wants to slit your throat. oh yeah wear your uniform everywhere

    3. get to the fleet and hate life. make a bunch of posts taking back everything you said in step 1 and talk about switching branches. bitch about NCOs and bad leadership like you know what you're talking about. make sure you don't know what you're talking about though. step 3 should all happen within the first few months of your first duty station.

    :mamoru:
     
  12. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    That sounds familiar. :bigok: :rofl:
     
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    DO MORE PUSH UPS!!!!!
     
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    mikerpiker Wicked Individual

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    a very small brain
     
  15. jenzos

    jenzos Marine Corps, brb.

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    :rofl: @ canadian.
     
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    chucklenut New Member

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    roger, did 30 yesterday (hurts to put on a shirt LOL)

    plan on doing 60 today and so forth
     
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    Even if you do a few sets after waking up and a few before bed you will notice an improvement.

    Follow the advice by nolecdt and you will alright. If you did end up in PCP they will handle you anways. :o
     
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    don't overdo it
    stretch a lot
     
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    randomly push as well
     
  20. LiNK

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    push ups and mountain climbers. goddamn mountain climbers
     
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    chucklenut New Member

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    mountain climbers?
     
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    bobomb no torque, no care OT Supporter

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    Mountain Climbers

    1. Hands on floor with shoulders over hands.
    2. One leg tucked, one leg extended.
    3. Weight should be placed on balls of feet.
    4. As quickly as possible "climb" alternating legs back and forth.

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    Try doing 8 count body builders as well.
     
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    It doesn't matter at all. You do not need to work out to join any military branch. Go to MEPS, pass your physical, raise your right hand, sign on the dotted line, and when you arrive at your basic training, they will PT the fuck out of you and you will have no choice. I have seen some husky boys come out looking great. I started basic only being able to do 20 something push-ups, 30 something sit-ups, and ran a mile in 8 minutes. By the end, I was doing 50 something PU, 60 something SU, and ran 2 miles in Under 15 minutes.

    A lot of people cannot do push ups, sit ups, and the run because they aren't used to it. Believe it or not, there is a physical aspect, and then a skill aspect. Once you master the art of a PT test, knowing how to breath, changing the muscles you use, and speeding up/slowing down at the right times during the run, you will notice a huge change in your scores.

    Good luck.
     
  25. jenzos

    jenzos Marine Corps, brb.

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    Going to boot in bad shape is probably not a good idea. You should at least try. It seems to me it's one less thing to worry about.
     

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