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#386656 - 03/14/08 01:06 AM Getting Ready for Boot Camp
alam Offline

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 4
Loc: New York, USA

First time poster, so let me start with some background information. I signed up for the Marine Corps last year, as a senior in high school. I was enlisted in the Reserves, and set to go during last summer. During that time, I worked out some to get from 0 to 18 chin ups, and from 0 to 14 pull-ups. From 59 to 100+ crunches, and got my 3-mile run down to about 23:00 from about 27:00 (still pretty bad, I know). Well the problem was that I could not ship out last summer, and I plan on shipping out this summer. However, during this time I have fallen greatly out of shape. (6 pull-ups, 100 crunches, 24:40 Run time ) In my last 2.5 months in college, I have decided to try and get back in shape again, but I'm not sure if I'm over training or not. This is the work out I'm currently following:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Pull-ups (Recon Ron Program)
Chest Press
Leg Press
Shoulder Press
Incline Press
Pec Fly
3 Mile Run
Hello Dolly
Scissor Kicks
Leg Lifts

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Biceps Curls
Hammer Curls
Wrist Curls
Monkey F***ers
Sun Gods
Jumping Jacks
Boot Clappers
Mountain Climbers
Calf Raises

I don't know how to swim, but I am taking a introductory swimming class that lasts one hour on Monday and Wednesday. In addition, I have access to the college's state-of-the-art gym. I am also eating healthier, fitting in 3 meals a day (surprisingly hard for a college student). Is there something else that I should be doing? Am I leaving any excercises out or overtraining?

#386657 - 03/14/08 05:10 PM Re: Getting Ready for Boot Camp [Re: alam]
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Try the Strengthening Forum.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#386658 - 03/16/08 12:44 AM Re: Getting Ready for Boot Camp [Re: MattJ]
alam Offline

Registered: 03/14/08
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Loc: New York, USA
Yeah, wasn't exactly sure which forum this post belonged in. Thanks.

#386659 - 03/18/08 06:45 PM Re: Getting Ready for Boot Camp [Re: alam]
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The training will be more mental than physical. Prepare yourself for that.
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