Navy OCS training.

  • txtri02

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    Jun 21, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    hey guys,

    looking into joining the navy in the OCS. any advice on the physical training. Used to be a runner, but now out of shape.
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    Jun 21, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    Prep for the test.

    Work your way up to comfortably accomplishing a 3 miles run. Try to get 10 continuous pullups and then 10 continuous chin up.

    The advice is to train train train do something! OCS is serious and the last thing you want is to be physically not up to the challenge. It is already a mental fuck.
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    Jun 21, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    Run, run, run till the day is done. If you used to be a runner, then it will all come back. Your muscle memory will kick in and you'll be on your way.

    Build up your upper body strength.. push-ups, pull-ups, overhead presses. I think the Navy utilizes the modified crunch for their PT tests. Avoid the temptation of lifting weights. Coming in big/muscular won't do you any good. You want to focus on endurance and stamina instead. You can mix things up. A couple days, do distance runs. On other days, do daily dozens, mixed with wind sprints between exercises.

    Go swimming. A lot. Also learn how to do survival swimming. They'll probably teach it to you anyways. But basically, it's just learning how to float/swim on your back for extended periods of time, in case you go overboard.

    If you're going through a recruiter, see if they have any all hands PT days coming up. It should give you a better idea of what your current level of fitness is. And where it should be.