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  • Posted On: 07-30-14, 7:42 pm (EDT) #1

    Training for Army Basic Training

    July 30, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone knows how I can get prepared for Basic Training for the Military. I can easily meet the minimum requirements for it, I just want to learn how to maximize my results.

    The three exercises that you must do for the Physical Test for Basic Training is two minutes of Pushups (minimum: 35), two minutes of Situps (minimum: 47), and a timed 2 mile run (maximum time: 16minutes and 36seconds).

    Thanks in advance for answers guys/ladies! If you need more info about me, just ask me on here or look at my profile.

     

    -Eric Sipe

  • Posted On: 07-31-14, 10:34 pm (EDT) #2

    Training for Army Basic Training

    July 31, 2014, 10:34 pm
    Posted by: esipe24

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone knows how I can get prepared for Basic Training for the Military. I can easily meet the minimum requirements for it, I just want to learn how to maximize my results.

    The three exercises that you must do for the Physical Test for Basic Training is two minutes of Pushups (minimum: 35), two minutes of Situps (minimum: 47), and a timed 2 mile run (maximum time: 16minutes and 36seconds).

    Thanks in advance for answers guys/ladies! If you need more info about me, just ask me on here or look at my profile.

     

    -Eric Sipe

    Hey @esipe24

     

    Congrats on joining!

     

    To be honest the best way to train is to do the test 2 - 3 times a week. Each time try to beat your previus score.

     

    Aside from that, are you eating properly? Getting enough sleep? That will reflect your results!

  • Posted On: 08-01-14, 3:09 pm (EDT) #3

    Training for Army Basic Training

    August 1, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Scott,

    Okay, thank you, that's what I was thinking, I just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing. And yea, I'm consuming 3000 kcals and getting 8 hours of sleep every day with 120+ oz of water. Is that enough?

  • Posted On: 08-30-15, 11:39 am (EDT) #4

    Training for Army Basic Training

    August 30, 2015, 11:39 am
    Posted by: Scott_Herman

    Hey @esipe24

     

    Congrats on joining!

     

    To be honest the best way to train is to do the test 2 - 3 times a week. Each time try to beat your previus score.

     

    Aside from that, are you eating properly? Getting enough sleep? That will reflect your results!

    This is great advice keep the training simple and intense. One big thing for the army is to not weight train I know it sounds silly but it's a big thing. Weight training will build muscle your body doesn't "need" and you will become too bulky and heavy, as you wull need to stay slender to run the far distances. continie doing you calisthenics and do it like Scott recommended.

  • Posted On: 08-30-15, 1:41 pm (EDT) #5

    Training for Army Basic Training

    August 30, 2015, 1:41 pm
    Posted by: esipe24

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone knows how I can get prepared for Basic Training for the Military. I can easily meet the minimum requirements for it, I just want to learn how to maximize my results.

    The three exercises that you must do for the Physical Test for Basic Training is two minutes of Pushups (minimum: 35), two minutes of Situps (minimum: 47), and a timed 2 mile run (maximum time: 16minutes and 36seconds).

    Thanks in advance for answers guys/ladies! If you need more info about me, just ask me on here or look at my profile.

     

    -Eric Sipe

    Sounds good man.

     

    Well, as what they said..3 times of consistent training will help get stronger. And watch your nutrition as well.. eat the right amount of carbs, protein and fat.. and calcium as well. And you are ready to go my friend.

  • Posted On: 03-19-16, 3:05 pm (EDT) #6

    Training for Army Basic Training

    March 19, 2016, 3:05 pm

    Personally I'd say the running would be your biggest enemy. Air force PT requirements are having to do the push ups and sit ups in a minute (like 34 in a minute and 42 in a minute respectivly to pass). Most of my group could do that after a few PT sessions. The run will be your biggest challenge. What I did was I would run the distance (you have two miles, we have a mile and a half) as fast as possible, when you're finished walk a bit to catch your breath. Then do just a bit more running (sprinting would be better in my opinion). That helped my run time tremendously for Basic training.

  • Posted On: 10-19-16, 8:00 pm (EDT) #7

    Training for Army Basic Training

    October 19, 2016, 8:00 pm

    I know this is old, did you complete BCT? I left the army in 2011. Man I miss it. Thanks for your service and good luck on your career.

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