hey, i am in the army from the Netherlands. i am not sure if i can help since there is a big difference between the army and the navy but i think you should just be in shape mabye a little fitness but mostly cardio
Mostly cardio. I'm in the Marines so cardio will help.
I'm a 1LT in the Army. If you are not already into a work routine, you need to have one. Don't start off trying to do too much. It could lead to injuries like shin splints and stress fractures. I recommend doing cardio one day and then strength on the next. Do about 30 minutes a day to start off and work your way up to an hour. I a big part of losing weight isn't working out, its about what you eat. Watch calories. Count how many you consume a day and then calculate how much you need in order too loose weight. They are numerous calculators on the web that can help you figure this out. I went on a 1100-1200 calorie diet and worked out 6-7 days a week an hour a day and lost 21 pounds in about 2-3 months. It was a strict diet, but overall I lost the weight and now my body is use to eating smaller and healthier portions. Everyone is different at losing weight so don't give up if it doesn't fall off quickly. Military do runs, push ups, and sit ups, so I do recommend doing these in your workout. Look at height and weight screening tables and what you need in order to pass a physical fitness test for your age group for the navy. Also, invest in a good pair of running shoes. You should buy 2 pairs to switch them out every 6-8 months depending on how often you run. I recommend going to an actual running store to get properly fitted. Hope this helps and good luck!
I'm in the navy :)
Just need to tone up for boot camp.
I made a really long post about strengt training fitting your goal. Then i got drunk and forgot to post.
Bryan gave a real good advice on how to optimize your conditioning. I will give a try on the strenght department. Specially for a goal as being the best you while joining the navy you should see this as 1 plan. Not 2 seperate things.
First off all your goal is to train your muscles to perform in extreme situations not to grow muscles. So alot of normal gym routines wont fit your goal.
In simple words you want to conditon your muscles so they will be able to endure long and demanding challenges. The million dollar question is how to do this.
What i advice is full body circuit training. The specific excersises can be numerous. Alot will depend on the training options of your gym. But while training with weights go with arround 60% of your max 3 rep weight.
An example that i think would be a good basic circuit.
30 secs : deep squats
Max pullups in 1 set
30 sec dumbell chest press
30 secs deadlifts ( sumo )
30 secs core workout
To start do 3 rounds while only resting after completion of the circuit.
If you have really long to prepare lets say 8 months orso. I would start with olympic weightlifting pure to increase your overal strenght. And later on swith to circuit training.
Pff i feel like this information is just starting to adress the issue. But its hard to give a fully and perfect info thingy trough this board. But the main point you should get out of this is train your body to endurance and strenght. Which is hard to do hehe
Did you manage to make a workoutplan? Qurious if you already started.
I could never join any branche. Me and my smart mouth would be in trouble after 5 mins and fired after 10.
Good luck for your goal, hope you succeed! Respect to Rappa and Bryan for always helping people out on this eh :)
Hey navy spec ops canidate here. Just here to make I don't get washed out the pipeline. Hooyah ;b
Air Force vet here - just keep at it, I'm sure you'll do well!
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