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Introduction-Juan

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Hello everyone My name is Juan and I'm 19 from Tampa,Fl. A little on me, Iv'e always had a fascination with the military and the men and women that serve it well. Im originally from Puerto Rico and moved to the United States at 2. I absolutely love this country to death and want to be a part of defending it. I always had my I on army rangers ever since I saw the news reel of the Mogadishu incident. I have very high morals and can easily relate to the ranger/army values of selfless service and integrity. It's my dream to become a Ranger and i'm doing everything I possibly can while in college to prepare both physically and mentally aswell as disciplining myself to prepare for the army life. I am not in DEP yet but will enlist soon after my degree. I was hoping to wait for the army fiscal year to open new opt 40 contracts so I can get my chance. I've lurked for sometime and finally made an account and know this goldmine of a site will be a great asset to get me to my objective goal. I have almost a year in advance to prepare which I'm using wisely but obviously can use all the advice and guidance and learn from actual Rangers and members on this site. :D

My main areas of concern are soley physical fitness and mental preparation. I have took it upon myself to order a few good books and dig into a lot of the regiments traditions and history. The regiment absolutely fascinates me as being ready to deploy at a moments notice and being comprised of such disciplined and tough warriors. I really want the opportunity to become a ranger. I'm taking this very seriously despite other peoples negative opinions. I come from a bodybuilding background so a lot of cardio and functional fitness was nonexistent. I have recently changed my fitness to try and completely comprise of calisthenics and weightlifting movements for strength and endurance. My cardio is definitely not where it should be and needs serious work, as in I cannot run a full two miles without breaks and slowing down. I hope to gather all I can from this site on that and more. I still am trying to fit in a good routine that incorporates resistance training and endurance. I know the army relies a lot on calisthenics but I want to be physically strong swell. I have just started working on my APFT which I have no doubt I'll max in a years time. I think this is a great opportunity as most people don't have a year to prepare. I am dead-set on this and always wake up reciting the Ranger creed, Im highly motivate and won't stop until I get to wear that coveted tan beret. I really want to join the Rangers to be apart of such a tight brotherhood with a unique mission and proud heritage.

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Ranger

Regiment

Army Ranger

Ranger Creed

These are all things that we capitalize here. You will as well.

Pay attention to details when you post. We are not texting buddies, we are not FB friends, you are applying for one of the greatest jobs in the universe and apparently here to ask for help in preparing. Your level of professionalism and effort will determine how much help you receive.

Welcome. Go do push-ups.
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Will do Ranger Cams maybe my first post was a bit un-professional and made me sound a bit too excited did 50 push-ups to correct it.

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Juan, If you truly want to earn a place in the 75th Ranger Regiment, you came to the right site. We at armyranger.com take a great deal of pride in the young men who pass through here on their life journey. Please tell us more about yourself. Where are you from and where did you go to school? Why do you want to be a Ranger? You have not established a PT baseline to build on, so we look forward ty your posting your APFT scores within the next 72 hours. Most of the questions you might have can be addressed by using the search feature, located on the top right of this page. Please read the FAQs, as well as select stickies and threads. Never, never quit!
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Yes Ranger Jim , my APFT self administered score is
Push-Ups: 49 in 2:00
Sit-Ups: 56
2 mile run: not even able i ran out of breath a 1/2 mile into the 2 miles.
Obviously very unacceptable score but I have year to prepare physically. Cardio is pretty much the only issue I have a great know how thanks to this site on improving APFT.
As stated in my intro I have come from a weightlifting background with little to none emphasis on cardio or endurance and have just only transitioned from it into improving APFT. I have been religiously studying advice and postings on the site on this very topic and have learned a lot. If by school you mean college sir I am actually currently attending Hillsborough Community College for an Associates in Criminology. I want to join the Ranger's to be able to surround myself with motivating and deeply honorable men and defend our country by taking the fight to the enemy. I have definitely had most questions answers but it seems most posters here already have a solid running base whereas I am just starting. If you could point me to a thread I missed or give some word of wisdoms I would greatly appreciate!

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You may find this link helpful. What MOS are you looking at? Never, never quit!

http://www.benning.army.mil/tenant/75th ... uiting.htm
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Ah yes how could I forget 11x is the dead set mos I want I know the realities and duties of the mos and I'm certain I want it. Thanks for the link ranger Jim . I also have started rucking with a sturdy military assault pack with 30lbs starting off. I plan to get a good Alice pack with a frame and start moving some real weight. Unfortunately Florida is so flat so I have no real hilly terrain to cover. Not sure also if you wanted to glimpse my routine so here it is


Monday:
Deadlift
Leg raises
Pull-ups
Chin-ups
Bent over BB row.
Farmers walks
Kettle bell One arm press
Bike 20 min

Tuesday:
Start running 2 miles and slowly improve
Push-ups
Sit-ups

Wendsday:
Bench press
Military press
Push-ups
Kettle bell swing
Lunges
Dips
Triceps overhead press

Thursday:
Ruck 30lbs 4 miles up and back
Sit-ups
Friday : rest

Saturday :
Squat
Pull-ups
Box jumps
Push-ups
Sit-ups
Chin-ups
Flutter kicks
Incline db curl
Bike 30 min
Sunday : run 2 miles for now

I don't think the program is adequate so if you would like to critique it then by all means do so I will gladly go with any proven rangers advice I have seen routines on here as well.

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ricanman wrote:Ah yes how could I forget 11x is the dead set MOS I want I know the realities and duties of the MOS and I'm certain I want it. Thanks for the link Ranger Jim . I also have started rucking with a sturdy military assault pack with 30lbs starting off. I plan to get a good Alice pack with a frame and start moving some real weight. Unfortunately Florida is so flat so I have no real hilly terrain to cover. Not sure also if you wanted to glimpse my routine so here it is


Monday:
Deadlift
Leg raises
Pull-ups
Chin-ups
Bent over BB row.
Farmers walks
Kettle bell One arm press
Bike 20 min

Tuesday:
Start running 2 miles and slowly improve
Push-ups
Sit-ups

Wendsday:
Bench press
Military press
Push-ups
Kettle bell swing
Lunges
Dips
Triceps overhead press

Thursday:
Ruck 30lbs 4 miles up and back
Sit-ups
Friday : rest

Saturday :
Squat
Pull-ups
Box jumps
Push-ups
Sit-ups
Chin-ups
Flutter kicks
Incline db curl
Bike 30 min
Sunday : run 2 miles for now

I don't think the program is adequate so if you would like to critique it then by all means do so I will gladly go with any proven Rangers advice I have seen routines on here as well.
Ranger Class 13-71
Advisor, VN 66-68 69-70
42d Vn Ranger Battalion 1969-1970
Trainer, El Salvador 86-87
Advisor, Saudi Arabian National Guard 91, 93-94
75th RRA Life Member #867

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What did Ranger Cams point out? Attention to detail.
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You wrote:

"2 mile run: not even able I (capitalized it for you) ran out of breath a 1/2 mile into the 2 miles."

We see, "I quit on my very first run."

Go back and do the entire PT test over, including the 2 mile run. You absolutely need to have a finish time so you can then work against it while you train and see your actual improvements.

Don't ever quit again. Walk, crawl or fucking levitate to the end, but don't ever quit or you'll be dropped on your very first day at RASP.

Give the heavy weights a break and start working on your cardio immediately. You admit that it's your weakest point, but post a work out that includes very minimal running.

You need to start running 6 days a week. Ranger Silverback has several very good threads in the Physical Fitness Forum on this site. Start by buying a GOOD pair of running shoes so your little girly feet don't get all banged up because you've never run even a half mile before. Long road ahead of you bud, may as well attack it now or just walk away from this and be a dental assistant.
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Will do ranger cam and jim, Ranger Silverbacks plan looks good so I'll stick to that

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ricanman wrote:Will do ranger cam and jim, Ranger Silverbacks plan looks good so I'll stick to that
Take a look at this post. Now go back and read what Ranger Jim and I have already stressed to you several times. You see where I'm going with this?

What did I say about how you represent yourself? You've left us with 3 things to choose after your first impression here.

1 Lazy

2 Smart like tractor

3 Just doesn't care enough to put forth the extra effort

So you tell us, which one is it?

Why should anyone here put forth any effort to help you when you either can't or won't follow simple instructions?

If you think I'm just being a dick you're wrong. I am actually trying to help you. When you're standing in front of a Drill Sergeant, and hopefully soon after that in front of RASP Cadre, they will fucking eat you alive if you're not either already fairly squared away or at least present as trainable.
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Juan I posed four questions to you two days ago and haven't yet received a reply to them.

Have you already quit, again, simply because someone is now requiring that you actually put some effort into your own training?
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Ranger Cams, I understand why you are so corrective on the way I type I keep repeating the same word I use, improper spelling and grammar,and lack of presenting myself as serious and professional which I want to clarify I am serious about this and I do want this. I won't apologize as I know to not feel sorry for myself and just get what you need to get done no question. I want to know I want this I have heeded your advice on pushing my ass running wise and am already on it. If the reasons above in the first sentence are true then I will double check my posts when speaking to you sir. Thank you for your brutally honest feedback I know I have much to learn if I even want to have a chance at this.

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Ranger Cams, I have re-tested as instructed and concluded my scores
50: Pushups in 2:00 minutes
49 Sit-Ups in 2:00 Minutes
2 mile run: Timed at 19 minutes

I have a lot of work to do as you can see and am taking your advice and running myself 6 times a week. Also I have bought some very decent running shoes and have incorporated Ranger Silverbacks APFT plan.

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