Bodybuilding as a club at West Point?

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  1. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Does anyone know if West Point has a Bodybuilding club? If so, how are those involved able to facilitate the needs to be competitive? (i.e. diet, workouts, supplements). Thanks!
     
  2. kbaek

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    At first look, there doesn't appear to be a bodybuilding club. The closest I found to it was the powerlifting team, but lifting is only one aspect of fitness.

    You can check out the list here:
    http://www.usma.edu/USCC/DCA/Clubs/clubshome.html
     
  3. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Yeah I saw that, I know Annapolis does though; yet they don't even have it posted up on their EC's. Although it's only one aspect of fitness, so-to-speak, its something im very passionate about and hope to continue while up at West Point
     
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    Oh no I'm sorry, I was referring to powerlifting and how lifting is only one aspect of fitness. I'm not exactly sure what exercises bodybuilding involves, but I'm sure it's more than just lifting.

    I support your passion! I've been looking towards achieving a greater body (especially those abs :biggrin: ). Hopefully such a club does exist at USMA, I'd be very happy to check it out.
     
  5. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Ive heard that the ambition of many of these clubs has been that they are all set up by cadets. Hopefully, if there's not one there currently, it could be something set up. Im class of 2016 btw
     
  6. Sawndog

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    It may not exist due to weight standards and the physical training that will be required of someone that body builders will typically have a harder time maintaining both. Not to mention all of the the drugs/steroids that typically are involved in bodybuilding that would be totally illegal while in the Corp.
     
  7. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Well I am an NPC teen bodybuilder and theres not any illicit drugs floating around the gyms I have worked out and worked at. Natural Bodybuilding is a club that is held at Annapolis, I would think that somehow they facilitate the diet regimen needed to produce the results that make them competitive somehow, so just wondering if and how that would be done at West Point as well? Prohormones, Creatines, Proteins, etc. are not illegal and can be taken in natural bodybuilding so those things im sure the TRX and/or GNC sells anyways
     
  8. Aglahad

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    I am sorry, but your statement frankly makes no sense to me. The army model of what a soldier should look like is a 5'10 to 6'0 stick with little muscle or mass. The reason they created taping was to allow people to put on muscle even when body weight was over the accepted mark, its no big deal. Army PT tests are easy to max even for people who lift weights frequently and stack on the lean muscle. One of my pet peeves in the army is the over-emphasis of PRT and the three event stud test (i.e. just good at running, situps and pushups...woop di doo) I am frequently close to my weight limit because of my mass and I have around 10% body fat? Do I feel bad? No, I was an athlete before ROTC and will lift like one even though I am not currently in a sport because I love it.

    Who said all bodybuilders use steroids?

    To the OP, I am not too familiar with club creation at WP but I encourage you to try and start one if at all possible. With all the athletes and former athletes at the academy I am sure it would gain some support.
     
  9. Sawndog

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    I'll try and elaborate so it makes sense to you bud. Notice how I said weight standards rather than body fat %. The Army has flaws in it and that is one of them. I am stating the facts, they typically have a harder time meeting the weight standards and typically have a harder time in the running section of the PT test. This is what I have observed through my years in the Army and as an NCO.

    I certainly did not say all bodybuilders use steroids. I said under typical circumstances, it happens and USMA may not want to deal with those consequences.
     
  10. chief_bs

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    Try out for Sandhurst

    My plebe is trying out for the Sandhurst team. They lift almost every day. When they aren't lifting, they're doing 10 mile rucks with 50lb packs.
     
  11. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    What does the Sandhurst team entail? Do they compete with other academies/schools? Does your plebe know any about the powerlifting team or things like how well your able to continually use supplements like protein, creatine, BCAA's, etc?
     
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    Sandhurst Competition Website

    Here is the official website.

    http://www.usma.edu/dmi/sandhurst_competition.htm

    My kid isn't a bodybuilder and doesn't do the supplements. I'm not sure to what degree the plebes are even allowed to use them. My kid is just happy when we send boodle boxes from home with real food in them. The Washington Hall food SUCKS!

    :)
     
  13. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Haha, im sure my mindset will be elsewhere with all the daily tasks at West Point, but id at least like to be involved with something like the Sandhurst or Powerlifting team because I love working out. I know that during SLS the TRX had supplements in it and there is a GNC as well, which sell all FDA approved supplements. Thanks for the input though! Maybe after plebe year I could get something like a bodybuilding club going.
     
  14. vampsoul

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    Every company has a sandhurst team, which is a team that competes in the spring against all the companies in the corps and other countries' academies' (such as RMC) and ROTC teams. It inolves a lot of running in ACUs, marksmanship, and other military tasks.

    You can have protein, creatine, whey, and such. There's even a GNC at the PX.
     

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