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  • i've finally figured out which military branch i'm joining (:

    i've done a lot of research/ talking to recruiters and have come to the conclusion to join the national guard. they have to do around 45-50 push ups and sit ups in two minutes i believe and a 15:54 two mile run. so i guess that's going to be the main focus of my primal fitness now (=

  • #2
    why join military at all?
    Few but ripe.

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    • #3
      There are a number of reasons to join the military. Many are "emotional" rather than rational reasons... honor, duty, pride, patriotism for example. Some of the more "rational" reasons could be a steady paycheck, technical training, education, medical care among others. The military is an honorable profession, contrary to what some may believe.
      Congratulations to you Breetbree on the decision, and good luck to you!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 70in2012 View Post
        why join military at all?
        Chicks dig fatigues and big guns

        On a more helpfull note http://hundredpushups.com/
        You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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        • #5
          Originally posted by breetbree View Post
          i've done a lot of research/ talking to recruiters and have come to the conclusion to join the national guard. they have to do around 45-50 push ups and sit ups in two minutes i believe and a 15:54 two mile run. so i guess that's going to be the main focus of my primal fitness now (=
          I'm assuming your a male, since those look like male <21 y/o standards. Basic is going to get you up to those standards. Keep in mind that is the bare minimum standards. If you want to excel you need to be far better than that.

          Try to run 3x a week. Sprints 1x, Medium distance 1x (2 miles) and long distance 1x (4-5 miles).
          Just work on over all muscular fitness, not just push ups. Weights are fine.
          Last edited by Wanderlust; 11-02-2012, 07:49 PM.
          "Go For Broke"
          Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
          Small Kine-168/9%
          Now- 200/8%
          Goal- 210/6%

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          • #6
            exactly what ssn679doc said, patriotism, serving my country and community, both brothers and father served, and i'll be making some money/ getting training while still in high school. and yes, wanderlust, i'm a 17 year old male

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            • #7
              Congratulations!

              And now I'm going back to what I said in a different thread: It won't matter too much what you do between now and shipping out, but make a plan and stick to it. Those numbers you gave are minimums for every male in your age group- National Guard has the same standards as the rest of the Army (in theory, at least).

              Finally, remember that Basic Combat Training is more mentally difficult than physically- the stuff you have to learn, the emotions you have to swallow, the people you have to work with- it's going to suck, but the easiest way out is through.

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              • #8
                Wow congrats man, good luck with your training.

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                • #9
                  It is a honorable profession just like a lot of other professions.

                  I served as well. However, I always ask a lot of questions to make sure people who make up their decisions in their teens have thought through what is really driving them (e.g. you want to go there because you think fatigues and guns get chicks; some want to get "stronger" as military is always associated with some king of "rugged image").

                  Asking yourself some probing questions might bring up real motives and force you to examine other probably more effective ways getting to those.
                  Few but ripe.

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                  • #10
                    Congratulations! Go Army! Hooah!

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                    • #11
                      I think that everyone who is healthy and sane should be required to do 2 years of military duty, commencing within a year of graduating high school.
                      At the very least, it would teach young people the discipline that they most likely lacked up to that point, teach them to be accountable for their actions, how to follow directions, the importance of teamwork, physical fitness, and how to take care of themselves and their basic needs without relying on their parents.

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                      • #12
                        no, i'm not one of the people who join the military for the uniform. i just got back today from a weekend drill and there were a couple people that enlisted because you get your uniform during high school... i just love the whole military setting, i feel right at home hanging out with the soldiers doing the whole "yes sergeant" or "no sergeant" deal plus working out in massive groups is fun too :-) thank you everyone who said congrats and thank you all who've served!
                        HOOAH!!!

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                        • #13
                          You're not in Hawaii are you?
                          "Go For Broke"
                          Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                          Small Kine-168/9%
                          Now- 200/8%
                          Goal- 210/6%

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                          • #14
                            Good luck. Have fun!

                            I had some of the best years of my life in the military. I have made some great friends for life.
                            Few but ripe.

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