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06-19-11, 10:31 PM #1
USMC provided bootcamp training guide
I know all Poolees who swore in and all got the USMC case with the training guide in it. Have any of y'all used and followed it? I'm considering it t help build up my endurance on more running miles past 3 miles. It looks like a great program with the 2 work out days and since I PT 3 times a week I can do day 1 on mon and day 2 on Friday then just have wwed a "what I want to do" PT day.
So those who have used it, does/did it work?
My recruiter is very confident in my performance so he doesn't stress it but I do. I'm in good shape but I want to be in great shape before I leave so I can breeze through Recruit Training minus the mental shizz.
Let me see some post fellas!
06-19-11, 10:36 PM #2
Honestly it did not help me one bit. I found it easier just going to pt everyday at the rss and pting on my own. Helped me out a bunch more this way; went from 1 pull up to 20 pullups in about a year. I highly reccomend working out with Marines/buddies instead.
06-19-11, 10:44 PM #3
Honestly I don't have the time to PT at the RS due to working. My recruiter knows that and respects it, we've agreed on 2 sat out of the month and like I said he's confident in my numbers so I'm not a high priority.
I thought the book would help tremendously especially how the running format is laid out. K
I'm still going to give it a go.
Thanks for the honest reply.
06-19-11, 10:50 PM #4
No prob. Maybe it was just me, but I know for a fact no one at my rss has made use of it. In my opinion its best to just come up with the stuff as you work out. Feel like you need to work on cores, then just get down and do planks, know what I mean. Good luck.
06-20-11, 01:14 AM #5
I dont think i read any of that stuff, there are far better guides to follow than that one
06-20-11, 05:29 AM #6
LOL great replies, I appreciate the honesty
I may just follow the running portion then and do my own thing as usual.
Thanks fellas, keep training hard
06-20-11, 03:32 PM #7
When I first received the Welcome Aboard package, I asked my recruiter about the training guide. According to him, the guide is designed for the least common denominator; it's supposed to get the worst possible recruit in enough shape to ship. Subsequently, following the guide allows you to progress at the same speed as the sh*tbaggiest recruit out there.
I'm not going to give any advice on running, because there aren't exactly any collegiate track programs out there offering me scholarships. I have made huge gains everywhere else. I did 3 pullups and 56 crunches at MEPS in December. At the last function, I did 24 pullups and 106 crunches. Here's what I do:
Mon/Wed/Friday - Chest/Shoulders/Triceps & Abs
I do variations on presses and fly (flat, decline, incline, barbell, dumbell) so that I'm not repeating the same exercise much during the week.
I do shoulder presses (bar and dumbell), shrugs (front, back, and dumbell), and front and lateral raises.
I do tricep pulldowns, overhead extensions, and tons of dips.
Working abs is easy. Everyone knows how to workout their core. Do crunches, decline crunches, swiss ball exercises, etc.
PULLUPS! I do 150-200 each day. I also try to do 30-50 of them with weight. Start small and add 10 lbs. You'll be suprised how much stronger 10 lbs will make you. As it stands right now, I can do sets of 8 with 45 lbs. I also tested my one rep max last Friday, and did 90 lbs. I ran a quick calculation not too long ago, and I think I've done about 7,000 pullups this year.
As far as running, there are plenty of people better qualified to give advice. Nevertheless, here is my training regimen:
I run. I suck at it. I hate it. Even still, I run.
06-20-11, 07:46 PM #8
I have good run times for my IST but I want BETTER run times and from what the guide lays out it is basically given that youll be able to run 4-5 miles.
I did the 1.5 miler today on a treadmill with the incline up to 2.5.......Talking about a work out......once I dropped it back to 0 it was a breeze but I did 1.25 miles inclined and the .25 at 0.
06-20-11, 08:52 PM #9
Lol, I put that tin somewhere in my room and it's been lost in time. Only thing I ever used was the sticker. :/
06-22-11, 12:26 AM #10
I used to follow the training guide the Marines offered to me, snd honestly, I loved it and I felt the soreness everytime I did it.
06-22-11, 12:48 AM #11
I never got a guide haha
06-22-11, 02:03 PM #12
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06-22-11, 07:26 PM #14
lol, its to get people prepared for boot.....like Poolee PT but yo......I PT'd with the RS today........****ING DEAD.......
06-22-11, 10:27 PM #15
The notebook workout is just basic exercises, to be truthful i couldn't make heads or tails of the damn thing. I would post my workout but its a VERY extensive 4 month strength building workout and would take me an hour to write out. Its Eric Cressey's Maximum Strength, its great it got me doing not even holding the bar to 15/16 pull-ups on an IST. I would suggest getting it if you have about 3-4 months or more till you ship.
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