Hey everyone, I am new here, and I was hoping that I could find some advice on how to get ready for Air Force boot camp. I will be leaving in about 2 months, and I am pretty out of shape at the moment (scrawny). I need to gain mass and stamina, what do you guys suggest? thanks.
Train with energy, Eat with enthusiasm, Sleep with concentration and most definitely, Defy yourself!
thanks for the motivation, but can you elaborate? I follow you, but Im looking for specifics on how to increase stamina and muscle mass.
Don't worry about trying to gain any muscle mass because you'll lose it rather quickly in boot camp.
Start doing push ups
Start doing sit ups.
Start eating alot
Go to the Air Force website to see what the PT tests are like and train for them.
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What he said. ^^Originally Posted by rpffly
People are under the misconception that you must lift weights to go in the armed forces and to perform well. The armed forces work on mainly bodyweight exercises and a ton of cardio. ...There really arent that many 'big' guys in the forces that are on current active duty, they all get 'big' when they're out of boot camp and arent doing so much cardio. So as the other guy said, find out what exactly is on the test and just train for those exercises. Swim, do pushups, pullups, situps, run a boatload first in cross trainers and then work up to doing it in combat boots, etc., etc.
Originally Posted by ianack4life
Cool. Thanks for both of your advice. I appreciate it!
I never went into the armed forces, so I don't know. But if I had two months to prepare for boot camp, I'd be out pushing myself beyond the limits everyday, particularly running.
Do a lot of calistenic type stuff; pushups, pullups, chinups, situps, etc.
Run long distances twice per day, and push the distances and times harder and harder.
Run in the woods to build up ankle strength, and swear packs on your back (to get used to it) and add weight to it over time.
Basically, the more stiff, sore, and exhausted you are when you go to bed at night now, the more prepared your body is going to be for the shock of bootcamp later.
Talk to a recruiter or people in the Air Force to see if they have information on PT requirements or there time in boot camp. I would try and get current information if they where in boot camp 20 years ago probably would not be to much help.
air force has the least standards of any of the armed forces dont worry, just dont be out of shape
somewhat what I eat...
lol, yeah ryuage is completely right. I found the info on what i need and started laughing...
2 miles in under 18 minutes(might be 20).
25 push-ups - 2 minutes
30 sit ups- 2 minutes.