Grats on fat

January 28, 2008 at 4:37 AM (Military, Navy, Recruitment) (, , , , , , )

I am going to put my social commentary on hold for a bit and get back on track with preparing for the navy.

Navy boot camp is relatively easy compared to the marines or army. I heard the numbers are something like 29-60 pushups and situps in two minutes each and a 1.5 mile run in 12 minutes. I could do that in my sleep. Still, I am doing a daily workout routine to keep in shape for boot camp. For the rest of you fatties, if you have trouble with that, get hot and start working on it.

I run 3-5 days a week for about 2-3 miles, it takes about 40 minutes for the warm-up, run, and then cool-down. Before I run, I drink a bottle of water, do a quick set of 50 pushups and 30 situps to warm up, then do some stretches. I got some workout routine off the internet that worked pretty well for me, but I got kinda lazy and stopped following it. This should be good for those of you that are looking to get back into shape but if you are going in for spec ops or something, you probably need a harder workout.

This is a low rep workout I personally am using, which maximizes your core muscle groups and works out your upper body and legs along with it. I also do this sometimes before I go running, it is a good warmup.

1 set consists of:
10x Pushups
10x Situps
10x Reverse situps (works out your lower back)
10x tricep pushups (also called diamond pushups)
20x left/right crunches
10x Wide-arm pushups

Do 2 sets at first and work your way up to 5 sets. Lower reps to work out all groups. You can also subsitute pushups for squats and work out your legs. When you get all the way up to 5 sets you will have done 150 pushups, 150 situps/crunches, 50 reverse situps. It is harder than it sounds, but if you stick with it, it’s a great way to increase your endurance and you are sure to knock out your PFA.

Where I run

Route 1 is about 2 miles, and sometimes I run like 3 miles on Route 2.


1 Comment

  1. Potch said,

    1.5 miles in 12 mins.. i can just make that I think. But of course that is after I do weight training and ab workouts. And buy yourself the Everlast pullup bar. You can use it to spot yourself for situps and do those perfect pushups. fatass

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