Physical Readiness

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  1. usafafam

    usafafam Member

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    I am trying to get a head-start on being physically fit with a short term goal of the AIM program and long-term goal of Swab Summer.
    That said, I am not a member of any gym, and I was wondering if joining one is reccommended, or would home work-outs suffice? Also, I've heard a lot of reccommendations to run A LOT... but what else? Obviously push-ups and calisthenics. Any other things that I could use?
     
  2. KMC

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    Insanity?

    I can't even begin to tell you how important it is to run. I've heard comments like, "my son was in 'football' shape, but he wished he had run more," and personally, my daughter was in the best shape of her life, but still wished she had taken the advice to run more seriously. That being said, she has been doing "Insanity" while home on breaks and it seems to help keep her in shape.
     
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    Great! I've heard a lot of advice to do the insanity program... guess it has some credibility :biggrin:
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Try to acclimate youself too, to the heat. Run when it's the warmer part of the day. At least when I was a swab (and cadre) we tried to run them before it got hot, but New London is hot, and Chase Hall was hot, so get used to the heat, even during physical activity. (and hydrate!)
     

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