Joining The Navy

  • Greygull

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    May 18, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    So, Long story short Id like to join the Navy, however, while my Asvab is really high, I don't meet some of the physical requirements. I've been hitting the Gym hard but I have around 30# to lose -.- and I would like to be able to do really well on the PT tests, So my biggest problem is that I'm a shitty runner and can only do 1.5 miles in about 12 minutes. just kind of wondering where to start.
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    May 18, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Don't waste too much time in the gym. Focus on dropping the fat and improving your run time. So clean up your diet. And run run run.

    What's your current workout like? How often do you run, and how long?
  • Greygull

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    May 18, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Im doing weights days and cardio three days, on weights days I run for 45 minutes as fast as is challenging.I'm just doing an alternate starting strength for my weight training. on cardio days I normally run about hour to an hour and a half. My doctor recommended it to burn the glycogen stores in my muscles. Im also trying to up my abilty to do push ups and sit ups and such


    Workout A

    3x5 Squat (barbell)
    3x5 bench press
    1x5 deadlift
    2x8 dips

    workout B
    3x5 squats
    3x5 standing military press
    3x5 bent over rows
    2x8-10 pull ups
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    May 19, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Are you running outdoors or on a treadmill? Sounds like you're doing the latter.

    What's the Navy PFT like these days? I think you should structure your workout around that. Your immediate goal should be to get in enough shape to pass and get accepted. Then use that as your baseline for improvement until you ship out to boot camp.

    Does your recruiting office have group PT? Maybe you can meet up with some fellow applicants and run together.
  • Greygull

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    May 19, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    I asked and they said that they didn't, I pass the PFT, except for my weight But id like to do better than that, anything that makes boot camp not a nightmare.

    I am running indoors, I'm in southern Florida, it's already hot as fuck.
    Also, thanks for taking the time to reply
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    May 19, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Greygull saidI asked and they said that they didn't, I pass the PFT, except for my weight But id like to do better than that, anything that makes boot camp not a nightmare.

    I am running indoors, I'm in southern Florida, it's already hot as fuck.
    Also, thanks for taking the time to reply

    When I enlisted in 1969 I initially couldn't run a quarter mile before I got winded and had to walk. By the end of 8 weeks of Army Basic I maxed the mile run, in boots and full uniform, along with the other PT events we had. I also maxed the rifle range, and as a result, got an immediate promotion, only 3 of 250 guys in our training Company. Wimpy, weak, gay little me.

    You will also do great. Trust me, gay guys are tougher than tough. You will lose the weight, and be a Basic Training star. Now that you know what the threshold is for enlistment, you can meet it. When you really want something it happens with surprising ease.
  • Greygull

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    May 19, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    I scored so high + with my degree they want to force me into nuclear school as an E-4, I really just want to be a Hospital corpsman
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    May 19, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    Greygull saidI asked and they said that they didn't, I pass the PFT, except for my weight But id like to do better than that, anything that makes boot camp not a nightmare.

    I am running indoors, I'm in southern Florida, it's already hot as fuck.
    Also, thanks for taking the time to reply
    Run outdoors. Serious. If you train your body in miserable conditions now, then boot camp won't be so bad. Try running in the early morning when it's cooler. It will also help you get used to waking up at zero-dark-hundred. icon_lol.gif
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    May 20, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    I did 12 yrs in navy, but that was back in early 80s. Anyhow. There fitness part isnt as bad as army and marines. Depending on age Your only required to run 1.5 miles in 11-14 minutes, the older you are the more time you get. Same with situps and pushups. By time you finish boot camp you will have pushups covered anyhow..LOL. only main requirement is KNOWING HOW TO SWIM AND TREAD WATER.... They make you jump feet first from 15-20 foot up (to simulate jumping from burning ship) and you have to be able to tread water in place for at least 10 minutes or more. When i joined the navy, I was 20yo, 6-3, 125lbs and thin as a rail.. No history of working out, etc. I was a good swimmer though. I made it through no problem. Navy Boot camp is more of a mind game then physical anyhow.
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    May 20, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    Greygull saidI scored so high + with my degree they want to force me into nuclear school as an E-4, I really just want to be a Hospital corpsman


    I met allot of "Nuke" dropouts, not that they did poorly in school. its the activitys they did in there off time that got them in trouble.. Keep your nose clean, dont get drunk or return to class drunk or be late, etc. Otherwise they will kick you out of school and stick you on a supply ship in a place your not interested in going..
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    May 20, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    Don't worry about the running part. You do need to run a certain amount of miles at a certain time to graduate BMT, but not until near the ending of BMT. By then, you will be able to run faster and longer. 1.5 miles in 12 minutes is actually just fine where youre at now, so don't sweat it.
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    May 29, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    As someone who just finished bootcamp almost a year ago. I wouldn't stress to much about it.

    The PT is a joke and you everyone passes push ups and situps because its all self-reported. The only thing you really need to pass is the run.
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    May 29, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
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    May 29, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    Check out the Marine recruiter. All four of my sons joined the Marines and did PT with the recruit group prior to going to boot camp. I see the recruits in our local park all the time. You could probably workout with them even if you are joining the Navy. Just don't tell the Marines recruits.
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    May 29, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
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    May 29, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
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