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any certain type of training I should do while lifting for the military?

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  • any certain type of training I should do while lifting for the military?

    I don't want to shy away from weights and trying to bulk up, but I know alot of military guys tend to be leaner and not sooo bulky..

    I want to ace every physical test they can throw at me (i'm competitive that way) so how can I incorporate military type training w/weights while i'm at it?

    that goes for running, situps, pushups ect..

    they approached me about thinking about doing special ops in the airforce depending on how I do the PAST test...and i'm really thinking about doing so...the minimum requirements I can pass now...but from what i've read so far you need to do far better to be competitive...

    so what do you all recommend?

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    If you want a shot and search and rescue in the air force, start swimming and holding your breathe. No bullshit, do some research, there training is unbelieveable.

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    • #3
      I've heard it has a higher drop out rate then BUDS....No bullshit.......
      "Make Pain a Friend, and you will have a Friend for Life"

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      • #4
        yeah i've found that out^^ btw like the quote for ur sig

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tallguy21 View Post
          I don't want to shy away from weights and trying to bulk up, but I know alot of military guys tend to be leaner and not sooo bulky..

          I want to ace every physical test they can throw at me (i'm competitive that way) so how can I incorporate military type training w/weights while i'm at it?

          that goes for running, situps, pushups ect..

          they approached me about thinking about doing special ops in the airforce depending on how I do the PAST test...and i'm really thinking about doing so...the minimum requirements I can pass now...but from what i've read so far you need to do far better to be competitive...

          so what do you all recommend?
          circuit training is good and on the weekends still lift heavy thats what my friend in the marines does

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          • #6
            Stick to compound lifts for weights, and still include cardio. Sprints are also excellent.

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            • #7
              if you are looking into pararescue you might as well just get out of the gym. you need to start doing interval training for your running. you need to start beasting out cals. crossfit would help you alot. its never to early to start finning. indoc is the same everyday. show up, run, functional fitness (just a smoke session kinda along the lines of crossfit), fin, 2 hours for lunch, water con, then hopefully you go home. you may get smoked at the end of the day. if this is something you want to talk about pm me. i was on 3 indoc teams and had problems with my ears which lead to a med elim. I am now in sere specialist training. i will be going back to pj in two years. i also know alot about cct from being on team with them.

              ::edit:: just to let you know what your getting into. i have watched army rangers and recon marines quit first hand. if you are not good in water you need to just be a tacp. or army sf. they are giving guaranteed 18x contracts now when you sign up. in 2 years you get e5 upon comlpetion of training.
              Envy is ignorance, Imitation is suicide.
              -RWE

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              • #8
                BUDS is still tougher than PJ school.

                Your lifting should be focused on building max strength.

                rest of the time you need to be running, swimming, and doing lots and lots of PT.

                Bulking up is idiotic for selection. You will eat away all that bulk in the first 2-3 weeks if you evenmake it that far. Functional strength - look at a ~185 kb wrestler or olympic weightlifter. very strong guys but lean.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DCSpartan View Post
                  BUDS is still tougher than PJ school.

                  Your lifting should be focused on building max strength.

                  rest of the time you need to be running, swimming, and doing lots and lots of PT.

                  Bulking up is idiotic for selection. You will eat away all that bulk in the first 2-3 weeks if you evenmake it that far. Functional strength - look at a ~185 kb wrestler or olympic weightlifter. very strong guys but lean.
                  haha. id like to hear your reasoning behind this.
                  Envy is ignorance, Imitation is suicide.
                  -RWE

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                  • #10
                    Have you ever worked in the community?

                    Or did you just try out for PJ school a couple of times?

                    PJs and CCTs are awesome guys, to be sure. But when you work with them you realize they dont bring the full set of skills that an operator from Q course or BUDS brings.

                    Dropout percentage can be a misleading statistic.

                    Limit strength is a good thing to have out in the field - and its something that the community is focusing on more. Wont help the guy in the pool and Im glad you mentioned how much wet time you spend.

                    Just ruminations based on my last two deployments with JSOTF's and working at SOCCENT and USASOCOM. I'm not an operator though.
                    Last edited by DCSpartan; January 1, 2010, 07:51 PM.

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