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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by weathermom, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. weathermom

    weathermom Member

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    So what is everyone doing to get ready for Beast now that you all will be there in a couple of months? :eek:
    And does anyone know if they "take it easy" on you while you adjust to altitude. I heard that is a 7-10 day adjustment.
    Time is flying faster now!
     
  2. DMAC09

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    1. Waiting.
    2. Impatiently.
    3. Working out.
    4. School work (ugh).
    5. More waiting...
     
  3. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Joined a gym. Starting actual training sessions soon. Eating a ton of protien. Having fun. Getting these muscle knots out of my back. Working out. Having fun. Going to as many flyers games as I can. Working out. Having fun. Waiting to get my butt kicked lol
     
  4. airstriker

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    That is tough question. Based on Cadets who are in the Academy right now, the best way to get acclimated to environment is a tough one but can be trained for. One Cadet from AFA told us that running as much as you can before Beast the best way to stay fit along with lifting weights and such to ace those push ups and other muscular fitness. Altitude change is hard. Basically, just run a lot is the best solution and stay fit!
     
  5. Just_Some_Guy

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    I'm really starting to enjoy sleeping a lot while I still can.
     
  6. weathermom

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    working out

    So did anyone join track or LAX?.. a spring sport or just working out "safely" in a gym (running, weights, etc.).

    Any one want to admit to Senioritis? I am watching my daughter and her friends and suddenly they all seem to have it. I think it is the "relaxing" kicking in after so much work.....as long as she is not too relaxed. :thumb:
     
  7. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    haha same!
     
  8. DMAC09

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    I'm working out with the Army ROTC (yeah, I get a lot of crap for going AF, but it's all good fun lol) and I'm taking a jogging class. The class is ridiculously easy, but it's something...mostly a cool-down a few hours after pt.

    As far as senioritis goes...I'm fighting it. It's definitely fighting back, but I just keep reminding myself there's only another month of the torturesome classes I'd been putting off every other semester. Ugh. Lit, gov, physics II, western civ. All blah. Soon to be over!
     
  9. Bombtrack

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    Senioritis has definitely kicked in.
    no spring sports, eventhough i'd love to take lax, I'm wrapped in bubblewrap for the next 86 days. That means pushups, running, crunches are my thing...no need to join a gym- all you really need is a nice, carpeted bedroom floor, perfect pushups set, pullup bar in closet, protein shakes, running shoes, and the rest is history. I try to keep a log of this to keep myself in order of what i do and how i can surpass them.:thumb:

    good luck yall,
    86 days!:biggrin:
     
  10. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    1. Working out
    2. Having fun
    3. Playing baseball (goes with number 2)


    I have a gym membership, and have been playing a lot of racquetball... I wanna join the club team at the USAFA.
     
  11. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Hum let's see

    Laying on the beach in Florida.
    Developing some cool anti-microbial, integrated polymers
    gym here and there, some running too
    swimming in the beach
    hanging with some friends
    watching good TV
    See a movie

    Best prep for June 29th IMO! ;)
     
  12. sooner

    sooner Candidate Appointee

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    running...running...running...running...umm...oh yeah! running. lol

    I was told that we should be running 3-5 miles a day to get ready, plus working a lot on pushups and pull ups.

    any comments from current cadets?

    oh yeah and school work. It'd suck if I lost my scholarship AND my appointment from slacking.
     
  13. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Running will definitely help with the altitude. The better shape you are in cardio-wise, the easier it will be.

    I used to run with a friend before I entered, and it helped a lot. (3-5 miles 3x per week, plus other workouts).

    I ran with some of the future Marines at the local recruiting center. I have to admit that they smoked me in push-ups, but weren't laughing so much when we got to running :smile:... Being 6'1" has its advantages.
     
  14. HNeedle

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    you'll hear alot about getting used to the climate. i saw a chart once, and it basically said that you wont be fully acclimitized for years. lol

    running definitely helps, but dont expect to have a huge advantage. i was in pretty good cardio shape, but the AFT on day 2 of basic was really really hard. only 1.5 miles. you can prepare alot, but when it comes down to it, everyone will suffer :) dont get me wrong, being in shape helps, but it can only go so far
     
  15. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    This is very true. Being from sea level, some people will never be able to reach the potential of those that were born and grew up at altitude.
     
  16. CranoOrden

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    Not all days are like today, but its getting close:

    1. School. (Bleh.)
    2. One hour of core workout.
    3. 45 minute bike.
    4. 35 minute run.
    5. Track practice.
    6. Pole Vaulting practice.

    Eat a lot. Sleep a lot. Can't complain here.
    (Edit. This is days I don't have my mentorship...thats where I get some extra time)
     
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  17. J.NordicSkier7

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    1. Playing as many instruments as I can for as much time as possible (I'm getting ready for a solo competition on saxophone, learning baritone for the next band concert, playing mellophone for drum corps, and messing around on the keyboard, guitar, and violin)
    2. Getting my IB history grade up (I had a bit to much senioritis last quarter, so I have a B- right now, but it'll go up)
    3. Doing track. I do the mile, high jump, and discuss (I tried triple jump last meet, but I failed at that. I'd rather do safer events anyways. No pole vaulting for me!)
    4. Learning as much basic military info as possible (nothing that'll make me stand out at BCT, but I'm learning AF rank, the verses of the Star Spangled Banner, and Wild Blue Yonder)
    5. Enjoying senior year (I picked out my prom dress last weekend!)
    6. Getting stuff done for the academy (I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday :frown:)
     
  18. ToTheMoon

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    I'm in Track, but I'm watching myself ve-e-r-ry closely. I think the bubble wrap idea is a better choice. ;) Wouldn't you all just die if you injured yourself before you took the Oath?

    Knowing I have my appointment has definitely caused a bit of Senioritis, but mostly I'm just thankful for not having to apply for any more scholarships. The USAFA has saved me.
     
  19. ToTheMoon

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    Yay Band!!! I play the flute and tuba.
     
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