Nervous for Beast Barracks

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  1. sjuhn12915

    sjuhn12915 New Member

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    I have an LOA and am currently DQ'd. I most likely got my LOA because of my academics, so physically I'm not the greatest. I did dance (ballet/pointe, modern, etc.), so a lot of the strength I have did not help me a lot for the CFA or my time at SLE. Trying to stay optimistic about my DQ, so I'm training and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on training physically for Beast or just plebe year in general, aside from the obvious pushups, pull ups, sit-ups, and running.
     
  2. Sledge

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    Why are you DQ'd? Still haven't passed the CFA? Or something Medical?

    I don't know what to tell you otherwise. I hope you fully understand that an education at West Point leads to at least five years as an officer in the Army. It's not just a free leadership academy with Ivy-league type academics and street cred when you are looking for a civilian job later. You have to be in the Army first. No matter what branch assignment, you'll be expected to maintain a level of fitness. Officers don't have to be the PT stud in each unit, but they shouldn't be at the back of the pack or falling out either.
     
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    No I passed the CFA, and I'm fully aware of what it means to go to West Point. That's why I'm trying to prepare as best as I can, and wanted advice on ways to prepare myself physically before getting there.
     
  4. Dixieland

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    What is your sport in high school?

    Running is probably at the top of the list. Find hills and run them.
     
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  5. civic29

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    If you DQed what are you prepping for? Become qualified first. I don't understand what you are trying to say here


    2019 WestPoint class appointee

    Recipient of 4 year army rotc scholarship.
     
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    This makes no sense. Why were you disqualified? Or are you using DQ'd to mean something else? If you're disqualified, you're not training for anything.
     
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  7. MomWPgirl

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    I believe OP is awaiting on a medical waiver. As for preparing physically in case waiver is granted, my advice would be aim high. Reach for the highest standards. Shoot for the ability to score 300 APFT. If female, prepare so that you do well on the male PFT scale (it will be easier and you will gain respect faster) Find hills and run them...USMA 's terrain is far from flat. Hike with a weighted backpack so you get an idea of what rucking will be like. If physical fitness is your weakness, train to build confidence in that area. I believe attitude throughout beast is one determining factor for success and confidence in your ability goes a long way. Good Luck.
     
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