The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Soon to be Soldier Pitbull3291's Avatar
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    Basic Training Exercises

    I am soon to join the army and i was just wondering if anybody in here has been through the military and could give me exactly what Physical Training you do, and what i can do to prepare for them. Right now all im doing in school is squats bench and cleans right now and i was just wondering what i could do to prepare myself for Basic Training.

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    "First 3 Lifts all in 1 day (1000lb club)"

    Weight: 140lbs Height: 5'4 Age: 17

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    3 words: crossfit and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpr View Post
    3 words: crossfit and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpr View Post
    3 words: crossfit and running.
    Crossfit?
    385 Deadlift
    385 Squat
    270 Power Clean
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    "First 3 Lifts all in 1 day (1000lb club)"

    Weight: 140lbs Height: 5'4 Age: 17

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    Hey I went through basic training in 2006 at Ft. Benning. Where will you be going? To tell you the truth you don't have to be in all that great shape when you get there. It is designed to make the weak stronger not so much to weed out the weak. But what you can do to get ahead is run. Run a lot because thats one thing you will be doing a lot along with road marches. Also work on your push ups. You wont be lifting weights over there or anything. When you're done with basic you will be real lean. Something like a runners physique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull3291 View Post
    I am soon to join the army and i was just wondering if anybody in here has been through the military and could give me exactly what Physical Training you do, and what i can do to prepare for them. Right now all im doing in school is squats bench and cleans right now and i was just wondering what i could do to prepare myself for Basic Training.

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    Soon to be Private Petrovic
    I was in basic training 20 years ago (Army) and we did pushups, situps and running (2-3 miles). Prior to going in (at age 17) I played football, basketball, baseball and cross country. So I was in decent shape when I went in.

    Based on the fact that you work out, I wouldn't be surprised if you find you're probably one of the fittest recruits in basic training. It really wasn't all that hard physically. The drill instructors loved dropping us for pushups for any infraction, real or perceived. So if you wanted to work on those, that would be it.

    Of course we had one drill instructor who, noticing that a few of us had an easy time with lots of pushups, decided to make us do 50 or more at a time while others got away with the typical 20.

    Good luck, soldier!
    For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind
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    Natural laws have no pity
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    Push ups, situps, run (2-3miles), is about all you will do. Road Marching (walking upto 20k with 35lbs in back pack) would be a good one to pratice up. Do 2min drills with the push ups and situps. If you can do 70+ push ups in 2min and 70+ situps in 2 mins, then run 2 miles in under 14min. You will be ok.

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    i joined the royal marines a few years ago, and while its not as hard in the army, id guess, pullups, press ups, sit ups, shoulder pesses, hyperextensions, running, running, running....

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