Preparing for Beast

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  1. Jayhawk2325

    Jayhawk2325 Jayhawk2325

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    Are there any specific training regimes that are suggested for preparing for beast? Specifically for running-how far do you usually run during beast and how should one go about preparing for that?
     
  2. clamelken2

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    Run Forrest Run! Hahaha :biggrin: Tis true. Running 2 miles or more would help. I personally am trying to run a 12min mile and whatnot. I'm just lifting as usual before track seasons starts, but i'm doing crossfit and other various workouts that help your core (for situps) and chest (for pushups)

    Also, this thread talks about it. (I asked a while back about the same thing):

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=23475
     
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  3. Sawndog

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    Watch SFAS: 2 Weeks Of Hell (It is on Netflix), train physically and mentally for that, then Beast won't seem so hard :D
     
  4. CadetMoore

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    Running isn't a problem for me because I am a cross country and track team captain, but if I were to give you any advice I would say start out by running 1-2 miles 5 days a week. You have to move up slowly. I suggest by the time beast comes around it would be really good if you could do 4-6 miles 5 days a week, or more. I'll be with the track team till June so when Beast comes around I'll already be on 8-10 miles 7 days a week. Try joining the track d-squad (distance) :wink:!
     
  5. Sawndog

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    Don't injure yourself bud. Remember, recovery is just as important as exercising.
     
  6. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    A 12-minute mile?
     
  7. CadetMoore

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    Yeah I have been before, but my coach revised my training plan so I could get the mileage without the injury. Gotta make the best out of senior year!
     
  8. TerryS

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    You will need to do push ups, and a lot of them. Pull ups and a lot of them. As stated, run, then run some more. DS told me the hardest thing about beast wasn't the physical part, but the daily grind, its every day all day. So prepare mentally.
     
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    You should really look into Crossfit, it will get you in shape without requiring tons of equipment, time, and space. If you do Crossfit running is not required and it has been shown to greatly improve 5k times although you rarely run. Its a strength and conditioning program, and from experience I can tell you it works wonders. For a beginner or an advanced athlete you will greatly improve in all areas of fitness.
     
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    Don't neglect muscular strength and endurance. You should try to be well balanced for Beast. If you can run 8-10 miles a day then you should either be maxing your push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, ect. Or you should be focusing more on those areas.

    I also agree with Sawndog, not having rest days can actually reduce what you get out of your workouts. There is such a thing as overtraining.
     
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    You will want to have cycles in your training, so you want to have two phases of training heading in. Definitely, have a easy week before going in.
     
  12. clamelken2

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    Sorry I meant 2 mile time :thumb:
     
  13. Sawndog

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    Thank God 2 mile time, I was worried there for ya! Hah :shake:
     
  14. hawk

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    Add to that leg lifts, DS was well prepped for all by that. "His Kryptonite", as he put it.

    And don't worry, cadre will find which ever thing is hardest for you. :thumb:

    Running stairs, squad thrusts, apparently getting smoked covers all the bases.

    One last thing that DS felt really helped him... he stayed on a school year type sleep schedule even after graduation. So when he got to beast, once things settled down he was only getting up 45 minutes earlier on average, not hard to transition to. Those who had been sleeping in? Many had a very hard time transitioning.

    Also, you'll wear a camel back or canteen pretty much non-stop. And a ruck later. Might be worth doing the occasional walk/run with one.
     
  15. CadetMoore

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    Thanks for the good advice on working out guys :) and don't take this the wrong way lol but I know what I'm doing...I completely aced the CFA, not to mention my mile was 4:53 after all of the other events, I'm a pretty balanced athlete. But I don't wanna take all the credit because I got there with the help of my coaches, one of them was almost a Navy SEAL but he was dyslexic and couldn't score high enough on the ASVAB :/ Good luck to us all!
     
  16. Sawndog

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    Getting to the ASVAB part in the Navy SEAL application is no where near almost :p :shake:
     
  17. CadetMoore

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    Well yeah everyone knows that haha, but this guy is like extreme when it comes to everything except his knowledge scores. He could pass any physical/mental test they could throw at him. Definitely one of the most inspiring and influential people I have ever met!
     
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    swimming?
     
  19. kdc246

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    ^^^That would be better than an Olympic qualifying time in the mile swim.
     

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