What are you doing to get ready

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  1. SpartanShock117

    SpartanShock117 Candidate

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    I thought this might be a good place to pick up a few good ideas on what you guys and girls are doing to get ready for beast...thanks
     
  2. icelander27

    icelander27 USMA Cadet

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    Gathering stuff I want for beast and stuff I want for the academic year. Working out and creating as many memories with my friends as possible.

    I'm also getting an address book to start taking down all of my friend's contact information so I will have it for later.
     
  3. FightOnToVictory

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    I've been running a lot in the middle of the day. I figure since I live in Florida where its always really hot I could have an advantage by getting used to running in the heat. Also they have these really helpful websites that give you plans to learn how to do 100 pushups and 200 situps in 6 weeks so I've been using that too. I think if everybody just does the best they can to prepare then they will be okay.


    (also the Low Quarters are probably the most uncomfortable shoes I have worn in my life so get them as soon as you can and break them in. I also bought a pair of boots at the suggestion of my liason officer, he said that just breaking your feet in to the boots will help you a lot when it comes to not getting blisters, and you can always have your parents send them to you after A-day. It can't hurt to have another pair of boots that are broken in.)
     
  4. THURL

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    I have a couple of suggestions based on what my son did prior to reporting if you dont mind a parent weighing in:

    1. Regular workouts of pushups, situps, and pullups.
    2. Strength conditioning at a local gym
    3. Follow the WP suggestions for ruck marches with weighted pack 35 to 50 lbs. Do it in combat boots if possible. I think he worked up to 10 miles.
    4. Run hills. WP is in the mountains, you run a lot of hills during beast and is different than running at sea level.

    Best of luck to you all
     
  5. chiazo

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    running in the hot sun is useless pt and pt tests are in the morning.
     
  6. mom3boys

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    Hi Thurl! Haven't seen u on here in a while...how'd plebe year go for your DS?
     
  7. THURL

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    Hey MOM,

    How's things in GA? Yea, Ive been laying low and been real busy at work and my daughter had twins. But, I finally have time to get in here on a regular basis. Plebe year went real well thank you. DS did great and is very proud to have some brass on his shoulders. He is definately walking a little lighter. I got to go to every home football game and tailgated a few times.

    How about you how did your son's year go?

    Thurl
     
  8. FightOnToVictory

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    I have talked to several graduates who all said that being aclimated to excercising in the heat is a good thing. I really don't see how it could be useless anyways because pretty much anything you do can only help you unless its totally ridiculous.
     
  9. mom3boys

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    Thurl,
    DS is also happy to have the brass! We were proud he "beat the dean" as well! We didn't make it to any football games; however, we made it to a home swim/dive meet and also to the league championships at Bucknell. DS was happy to go as a plebe, so we made the road trip to watch him. We hope next year to go up on a weekend where there is both a swim/dive meet and a football game. Plebe year is a wild ride and I wish all those on this forum "godspeed" as they figure out how to deal with it in their own way!
     

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