I am going to join the army next year and I need to get in shape for it (I've always been a thin scrawny guy). Does anyone know of a good online Weight training routine? I would be most greatful for the help, thanks.
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headhunter #1I am going to join the army next year and I need to get in shape for it (I've always been a thin scrawny guy). Does anyone know of a good online Weight training routine? I would be most greatful for the help, thanks.
You would be better off talking to someone from your school, specifically a weights teacher.
But to give you a hint of what you should do, I personally work out my tricepts, chest, and back on one day then my lower body, shoulders, and bicepts on another day. I am joining the airforce after my senior year as well.
Also after everyday to stay fit I would run for thirty minutes and do some ab work.
Well, If you looking to get bigger quicker faster, you might want to look into some protien supplements , www.gnc.com. As for your workout. http://www.intense-workout.com/workout_routines.html
Some good stuff there. And if you have any questions just ask. Been woking out full time for about 2 years now.
Look at the Pub, a couple of days ago we had a thread about "why isn't the US army handing out better army" or something like this. I think some of the people there discussed methods to get you in shape for the army.
From experience, I would work on your upper body and running. In the Canadian military, you have a lot of running and push-ups. There is the swimming section, but you won't be dismissed from service if you can't swim. You do have to pass the running test though. Our yearly physical test consists of grip, push-ups, sit-ups, and the shuttle run. Personally, I would talk to a physical trainer and get a good routine for endurance and strength building. Good luck. I have respect for anyone that is willing to give up some of their personal life in service of their country.
You should train for something that is above army expectations, that way you are over-qualified and will do fine during basic training.
Start off by running 1 mile every morning and lifting weights (squats, benchpresses, any and all posistions), then start working on pushups. Start by doing 3 sets of 20 a day, then gradually increase the number of sets every week (keep it at 20 a set, maybe 25)
Also make sure you can do pullups. Do at least 10 pullups every day, maybe increasing them exponentially.
After your third week, change the run to 2 mile, then 4th week should be 3 miles. Don't exceed your run amount to more than 5. You should be able to at least a get a 11.5 minute mile and a half (the army requires you to complete 2 miles in 13 minutes for a perfect score).
In your two mile test, you can get a time longer than 16 minutes, it's a failing mark.
Make sure you increase your situps and pushup amounts every few days, to keep your body working harder (thats how it builds up.)
But PLEASE remember to take some days off of training. Perhaps Every third day and forth day. Your body needs to rest to be up to optimal health
Basically the excercises you do technically start to tear at your muscle fibers. Your body reacts to this tearing by repairing them and making them stronger. If you don't give your body the time to repair these fibers, you're in for permenant damage.
I hope that helps.
You can either agree with meor be wrong.
12th November 2003
I think knipp here told you everything perfectly :thumbsup:
I do my best.
Oh and another thing, stay away from those energy bars. They are crap. Drinks lots and lots of water during your workout. If you don't provide your body with nutrients, your body will be slower in its healing process. If your mouth gets bored of water (like mine does) ONLY go for gatorade or propel fitness water. Those give you something for your taste buds to enjoy and essential nutrients ( a lil more than water).
LogykaYou would be better off talking to someone from your school, specifically a weights teacher.
Well I'm home schooled so that won't work. And the running I've been doing for a while and am up to 2 miles a day. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.
Since you say your scrawny, burning calories by running is not going to help you get any bigger. You need to increase your calorie intake. Which is why i recommend protien shakes.