- Forums

Go Back Forums > Life in the Military > Basic Training
User Name

Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 05-17-2009, 10:36 AM
cekud cekud is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Default Need help with a sit-up problem.

I'm trying to go ahead and get to the point where i can reach all my pt test requirements before i actually go take it. I just started out with 65 paced sit-ups a day in under three minutes and am just going to work on shaving a minute off. I've been doing this for about a week now. My problem is that I pretty much have no fat at all on my tailbone area and no butt either, making that area very flat. So I've noticed that I get really sore from doing sit-ups on the floor because I don't have much cushioning back there to begin with. The soreness makes it hard to continue my routine and it hurts. I decided to just invest in a yoga mat of sorts to see if that might help some and it did, some. But the issue is that I can't really take a yoga mat to basic! My question is, in basic will i be doing sit-ups on concrete or mats or how does this work? (I've actually done some research and found out that sit-ups on hard surfaces can throw your hips out of alignment and are really bad for your lower back.) Should I just deem myself disqualified because I can't even handle a sit-up on a hard surface because I have no padding on my butt area? Some videos I've seen of basic, people are doing sit-ups on mats. Any advice as to if this will just wear off or anything I could do to make it less painful? Thank you.

Last edited by cekud; 05-17-2009 at 11:26 AM..
Reply With Quote

Old 05-17-2009, 10:47 AM
raynate2022 raynate2022 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spokane, Wa
Posts: 32

I haven't been to BCT myself but from what I've been told you do them on mats.
Reply With Quote

Old 05-17-2009, 11:24 AM
Armygirl4Ever's Avatar
Armygirl4Ever Armygirl4Ever is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Home is Where You Hang Your Dog Tags!
Posts: 927

You will be on mats for your PT test...
Proudly Serving in the Silent (okay, maybe not always so silent) Ranks

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
·Contact Us   ·Legal   ·Privacy   ·Link To Us    ·Advertise With Us    ·About Us    ·Site Map     
     Copyright 2004-2019 Activv, LLC. All rights reserved. is a service provided by Activv.
This website is not affiliated, endorsed, authorized, or associated in any way with any government, military or country.