Military Movement?

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  1. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Can anyone explain to me the course called military movement? I understand it's a 'tough' class and reqd plebe year. I understand you climb ropes and do the IOCT but that is just about all I know. Can anyone else give me a quick summary of this course?
     
  2. America's Finest

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    Simple: Gymnastics.

    Various muscular endurance (pull-ups, ankles to the bar, dips), some skills (rock-climbing, rope climbing, trampoline) and agility (various things on a bar, cartwheels, back handsprings). The events are worth 0-5 points (IOCT is 0-40) each depending on how well you perform them. You can perform them as many times as possible due to the time constraints of class and will be taught each event prior to performing it. The class consists of 19 lessons in which you will learn 2-3 events per lesson.
     
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    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    And if you can't perform a back handspring? On a bar? I guess I am asking, what if you are just really uncoordinated? Do a lot of people fail this course?
     
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    Then you get a 0 for the event. If you're that uncoordinated then you will probably end up seeking help from your classmates and practicing on your own time or failing.

    A lot of people struggle with the class (the average grade was a C- last year). There are enough events to where you can get some 0's and still do well. The key to success is the IOCT since you can score up to 40 points on it. If you fail then you will end up taking it again during the next cycle if you can fit it or in the Summer.
     
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    Make sure you're pretty good at pull ups. Not only are they tested, but the whole grip/back strength is very helpful on the ropes, which make up a whole lot of points throughout the course.
     
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    Oh, what helped me get my pullups more decent was this program:

    webpages.charter.net/bert/reconron.html

    It just had me doing the given workout 6 times a week with 1 day rest. I went from the 6 or so I was doing before to 14 on the CFA within a couple of months.
     
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    Do the instructors work with you, if you are having trouble completing things? Or do they just leave you to fail and figure it out yourself?
     
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    Crap, this sounds hard for us "non gymnast" types :frown:
     
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    Practice in a pool:smile:
     
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    My cadet hated Military Movement! :eek: He did much better in boxing!
     
  13. vampsoul

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    Mil Movement is just like everything else here- learn to play to your stengths. I am 4'11'' and decided to let the horizontal bar and high horse go; I did not score on them at all. Instead I spent my energy on ropes, tumbling, trampolines, and rock climbing. I ended up with the 2nd highest female grade (which was a C+, but still fine considering the grade in the course effects your GPA VERY VERY VERY little. It more matters just that you pass).
     
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    The instructors are always willing to work with you and give you feedback so you can improve. Also, there are AI sessions either before or after school 2-3 times a week, and you are allowed to retest events as many times as you want.

    Just remember that the majority of plebes have never done anything gymnastics-related in their lives, and the vast majority of them pass the class.:thumb:
     
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    If you're in decent shape, which you obviously should be, then you'll be okay.

    Just be prepared for the oxymoronic phrase "high zero." :smile:
     
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    LOL...so sad but so true. I had plenty of those to my name.

    Not long ago, my boss (a grad) told a major who gave a particularly poor answer to his question, "High zero. Try again." Some phrases never die.
     
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    How many Bat things have you seen? :wink:
     
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    Besides our entire CP? None... :biggrin:


    Bat desk...bat pen...bat Miltope...
     

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