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    My military training routine: Will it intefere with gains?

    Ok i'm joining up the Royal Marines. There is a 3 day selection process where they test us physically to see if we are good enough to continue on to training (which is 32 weeks).

    This is the routine they have given me to train for the 3 day selection process. Which is in April 2004.

    Weeks 1 & 2.
    Monday
    morning
    3 sets / 15 reps - Press ups.
    3 sets / 20 reps - Sit ups.
    3 sets / 15 reps - inclined pullups.

    afternoon
    Run 3 miles steady pace
    Pullups, as many as possible, 1 set.

    Tuesday
    morning
    3 sets / 15 reps - Press ups.
    3 sets / 20 reps - Sit ups.
    3 sets / 15 reps - inclined pullups.

    afternoon
    Cycle 25 mins or swim 15 mins (breast stroke)
    pullups - half max reps - 2 sets

    Wednesday
    Rest - gentle walk/swim

    Thursday
    morning
    3 sets / 15 reps - Press ups.
    3 sets / 20 reps - Sit ups.
    3 sets / 15 reps - inclined pullups.

    afternoon
    Sprint run 4x round football pitch (socccer for you Americans) with 2 min rest between each lap
    Pullups, max reps - 2 sets

    Friday
    morning
    3 sets / 15 reps - Press ups.
    3 sets / 20 reps - Sit ups.
    3 sets / 15 reps - inclined pullups.

    afternoon
    Cycle 25 mins or swim 15 mins (breast stroke)
    no pullups (rest)

    Saturday
    morning
    3 sets / max reps - Press ups.
    3 sets / max reps - Sit ups.
    3 sets / max reps - inclined pullups.

    afternoon
    run 3 miles steady pace
    half max reps pullups 3 sets

    Sunday
    Rest - gentle walk or swim

    Weeks 3 & 4.
    Add 5+ reps to each exercise.
    Add 5-mins / half mile to aerobic activity.
    Add 1 lap to football sprint.

    Weeks 5 & 6.
    Progression as above.

    Weeks 7 & 8.
    Progression as above.

    Weeks 8 onwards, maintain level achieved in level 7.

    So heres my question: Will all this harm my progress in bodybuilding, if i maintain a full bodybuilding routine (i'm bulking).

    I ask this because the minimum entry weight is 60 kg, i only weigh 65 kg, and i am worried that if i do this routine, specifically the cardio, that i will lose weight to below the minimum entry weight.
    Last edited by SuperFlex; 10-29-2003 at 02:46 PM.
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    Yes, it will harm your bodybuilding process, unless you are capable of recovering from work absurdly quickly. This means you need to eat and sleep A LOT to handle the added exercise.
    IF you do this and you cut your bodybuilding down to heavy compound lifts and low reps and sets, and you should be fine.

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    My buddy just got back from basic about a month ago, marines. He lost 30lbs, and from what they had to do sounded A LOT tougher than the workout you posted.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

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    how do you do inclined pullups?
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    Originally posted by HahnB
    My buddy just got back from basic about a month ago, marines. He lost 30lbs, and from what they had to do sounded A LOT tougher than the workout you posted.
    I didn't say that was basic.

    That is the minimal amount of work to do, just to pass the selection. Unless you pass this 3 day course you can't go on to basic. Basic doesn't start until September. Also it won't be harder than what i have to do because British Royal Marine Officer training is recognised as the hardest basic in the world (non special forces of course).


    Originally posted by JeffWillConquer
    how do you do inclined pullups?
    You lie flat on the floor with the bar 1 meter above your torso, you then pull yourself up like that.
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    Well yes it will hurt your gains but as nash said above, you just gotta eat and sleep. Get over to the diet forum and sort something out, you'll need quite a few calories.

    Good luck with the training, the real training is really harsh. Someone I used to know passed the training, but from what i've heard its ****ing hard.
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