Working Out

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  1. usafafam

    usafafam Member

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    Besides running a lot, what is the best thing to be doing to get in/ stay in shape?
    I'm not a member of any gym, so should I join one?
     
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy Member

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    for a service academy, rotc, enlistment, or just general information?
    a great place to start is body weight exercises and then go from there.

    Push-ups
    Pull-ups/Chin-ups
    Squats/Lunges
    Muscle-ups
    etc...
     
  3. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    what are you getting in shape for? Beast? Running a marathon?

    Your goals and current level of fitness will dictate the best training for you.
     
  4. Non Ducor Duco

    Non Ducor Duco I am not led, I lead

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    I would recommend doing Insanity this summer if you can. I did it to get ready for ROTC and it was...well, insane, but in a good way:smile: Definitely got me in shape.
     
  5. robinswan

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    Insanity

    I totally agree with the Insanity workout.
    It doesn't take too long but really kicks butt.
    When working out just make sure to have enough protein(like protein shakes). That'll help build muscle
     
  6. usafafam

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    I'm getting in shape for the AIM program and then maintain that level of fitness until (hopefully) either the CGA Swab Summer or the USAFA Beast
     
  7. Aglahad

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    Pumping Iron with some circuit training. That is if you want to build muscle and keep your cardio up.

    Insanity/P90x do NOT build muscle unless you are at the most basic level fitness wise.
     
  8. scoutpilot

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    There is no Beast at USAFA.
     
  9. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    I was wondering who would catch that first.
     
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    which one? first or second?:hammer:
     
  11. usafafam

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    I meant Basic Training... but they call it "the beast"
    Mostly the second half in Jacks Valley
     
  12. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    It may not be "Beast" but it is "BCT" and is generally pronounced the same.
     
  13. scoutpilot

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    And that's where the similarities end.

    At USMA it's actually "CBT" and the term Beast Barracks is much older than the new acronym terms.
     
  14. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Cadet Basic Training and Basic Cadet Training, yep no similarities there. :thumb:
     
  15. scoutpilot

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    Oh I wasn't referring to the names :biggrin:
     
  16. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    I disagree about P90x. If you use a lot of weight, it will build muscle. You just have to work up to it and P90x is a great way to get there.

    Don't believe me, ask the experts:
    For more, google ACE and p90x.

    Now, should you pay 150 bucks for the program, that is up to the user to decide. You could just as easily look online for free workout programs, and youtube videos and create your own similar workout programs, but p90x does provide an easy to use package. After some time, though, you may get board and need to move on.

    As for Insanity, ACE has something to say about that, too. No so positive:
    Goodluck!

    edit: another study, this one negative on p90x and Crossfit from a military perspective.
     
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  17. BigBear

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    P90X, Crossfit, and pretty much any other workout program that try to mix cardio with weight lifting will not build significant levels of muscle mass. There is a reason all the guys that win the crossfit games come from backgrounds with more traditional weight lifting.

    That being said, you will not be doing much olympic lifting at Beast, etc. so focus on running (look up a track team 2 mile race workout) and bodyweight excercises. You do not need to spend money on p90x, etc. when you can do pushups, situps, and pull-ups in your back yard or high school gym.
     

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