work out with the marine recruits

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  1. navy2016

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    The local marine recruiter in my area has workouts at his recruiting station several times a week.

    Would marine corp workouts be of similar or harder rigor in comparison to plebe summer?
     
  2. 2012mom?

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    It's hard to say how hard these pre-bootcamp workouts would be, even harder to compare to Plebe Summer.

    Keep in mind one really important difference, though. These recruit workouts will only last and hour or two at a time. After that, you can go hang out with buddies, have a snack, take a shower, whatever. From what I have learned second hand, the difficulty of Plebe Summer & overall Plebe year isn't that any one workout is too hard. It's the totality of the experience. It's the stress of having too much to do in too little time for weeks and months on end, where morning "PEP" workouts are only ~1 hour of a 16 hour day.
     
  3. Memphis9489

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    That is exactly correct!

    There really is no single thing that is all that difficult with Plebe Summer. It is the relentless nature of the training. It never stops. It has a tendency to chisel away at you. It's insidious.

    Also, Plebe Summer is both physically challenging and psychologically challenging.
     
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    navy2016,

    I think the point of your post was on the physical (PEP) aspect, alone.
    In my opinion, it couldn't hurt to tag along. If it isn't enough of a challenge for you, then you might want to reconsider another option or making it a little bit harder for yourself. Being that PT is a core evolution for Marines and the recruiters (hopefully) would want to ensure their recruits head off to PI or San Diego in the best shape, knowing that they PT hard about every morning (in addition to other physical evolutions), I think you could get a good workout in.
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    As has been posted many times in this forum, physical fitness should be one of a would-be plebe's preparation for I-day and thereafter. Being physically fit has more impact than just being adept at the morning PT; it also has to do with surviving a rigorous daily schedule of activities conducted in a pernicious environment of heat and humidity. It also has to do with being mentally more alert. Finally, it has to do with personal discipline. It seems that it is one of the most frequently noted shortfall of entering classes.
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    1964BGO, completely agree. However, realistically, how does a candidate train/prepare to that? I'd argue that it is nearly impossible and if it could be done, it wouldn't be under the same conditions. Being in physical shape is something in the candidate's control.
     

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