NASS physical training

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  1. willc1021

    willc1021 Member

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    What is the extent of pt at NASS, and I heard that the morning pt is optional, is that true? I am still going to do the morning pt anyway, it will just be a little annoying seeing other kids sleep in late.
     
  2. cadet15

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    Morning PT is not optional at all! It isn't very difficult but don't take it lightly. One morning you do the PRT, another you do some exercises with a SEAL, and the last one you go on a battalion run. You do it all but one morning if I remember correctly. Have fun with it, be encouraging, and just be motivated. That will show the detailers a whole lot.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    willc1021, even though what you mentioned isn't true...you have not even shown up and are making assumptions about others around you...you need to be a team player and complaining that others aren't doing what you are can lead to the "I am better than you" attitude.

    I am sure you didn't mean it that way when you posted, but just be aware of what you say....as this is the easiest way to (unintentionally) draw negative attention to yourself.
     
  4. willc1021

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    jadler03, my apologizes, i did not realize that what I said had a negative undertone. I really did not mean what I posted
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    No need to apologize...better to do it here than there.
     
  6. 1964BGO

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    Jadler makes a good point: expect that the detailers will be very alert for and attuned to 'tudes that surface during NASS.
     
  7. nsiderbam

    nsiderbam USNA c/o '14

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    As a NASS detailer from last summer, I can say that we definitely appreciate those who put out the extra effort all the time. I personally think there's nothing wrong with being bothered by others being lazy and not taking advantage of the great opportunity to learn and strut their stuff (we wrote reports on all candidates that came through) -- that just shows you have a work ethic. At the same time, you don't want to complain, come off as cocky or throw anybody under the bus. Just work hard, have fun, and do your own thing, and you'll learn a lot and have a great time.

    NASS PT isn't really that difficult at all. The morning workouts are shorter and a little easier than those you'll do at the start of plebe summer (which aren't hard either), but the one morning with Stew Smith will be a kick in the butt if you aren't good at pushups. The part that most candidates had trouble with was the mock sea trials; it's only six hours long, but it is very hot and humid out and you'll be running a lot while losing lots of water.

    You'll have a great time at NASS. Just go in with a good attitude and make an effort to be on time to everything.
     
  8. willc1021

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    NASS was awesome and steven smith was cool too! Sea trials was an amazing experince, and I am glad I went
     
  9. Rojo17

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    The amount of PT you do depends on what company you're in. Some do more than others. Some are more serious than others. Just remember to have a great time and enjoy you're time there! Honestly it's not that hard! It was soooooo awesome.
     
  10. nman

    nman Commissioning Week Man

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    Most of it isn't optional, but don't worry too much, just because it is not optional doesn't mean it is a burden and horrible to do! You'll have fun.
     
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