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Old 01-16-2006, 05:20 PM
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I'm only sixteen and still in highschool. If I wanted to join the army, what should I do before basic training? They do physical tests there correct? so how much should I be able to benchpress and how far should I be able to run? I think im a very weak guy in comparison to others going into Basic Training, but I really want to serve. I just want to know what goals i should achieve training wise BEFORE I am even in basic training. Thanks for any responses.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:52 PM
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I'm only sixteen and still in highschool. If I wanted to join the army, what should I do before basic training? They do physical tests there correct? so how much should I be able to benchpress and how far should I be able to run? I think im a very weak guy in comparison to others going into Basic Training, but I really want to serve. I just want to know what goals i should achieve training wise BEFORE I am even in basic training. Thanks for any responses.
How much you can bench press is not that important. What you are looking for is stamina, not raw strength. Of course, the more muscle mass you have will help, to a point, on how much stamina you can attain.
Go to the top of this page. Click on the HOME tab. Go to the left column and click on Active Duty. Under the 7 Steps to Join, click on step 7. It will give you all the information you need on the physical fitness requirements, height/weight requirements, etc. Google search for FM 21-20 Physical Fitness Training. There is a lot to it, but look through it and it will tell you everything you need to know about Army PT training. Pay attention to the push-up and sit-up regs as far as the proper technique for performing these exercises.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:56 PM
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