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Good. I understand fully that you have no real training yet to help you adapt to this environment and all young men walking this path will step on their cranks eventually with something, I know I sure did several times, which is why listening and following instructions exactly are so important to you.

I want you to look up and study:

"Task, Conditions and Standard" and become familiar with it.

You'll get all the instruction you need to succeed from men better and more qualified than me, but listening to the things taught here will make it less painful for you and give you a leg up on those next to you without this type of guidance.
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Rangers new update on PT improvements
Two Mile Run: 15:12
Push-Up: 70 Non-Stop
Sit-Ups: 59
Pull-ups: 12 Strict Form
A little update I have recently been training intensely doing my sessions daily and just always thinking non-stop about Rangers and getting that tan beret one day. I have recently bought some military athlete programs which have been excellent in conditioning me. I do other things like olympic lifts and agility work to balance out. Rucking is once a week with my new adorned ALICE pack I bought online going for 6 miles currently with 50 lbs at 1 hour and fifty five minutes. The most unexpected thing happened to me, at my college I was sitting next to a Ranger veteran this whole time and couldn't believe it. I noticed the regimental scroll on his sweater and he was a veteran of 2nd battalion during the middle eastern conflicts. We chatted it up a lot and I just asked and got to know him greatly. He said he was glad to see younger guys preparing to go in and offered to train with me on the weekends and ruck. Glad to have a Ranger mentor for a bit as for the many Rangers on this board as I am 110% committed to this. I have a ritual which some may find weird but often I visit the Ranger memorial on site and just read the names and pay respects to the Rangers who payed the ultimate price, it gives me a strong emotional desire to keep pushing and hopefully fill one of their shoes one day. Anyways just a little update for anyone who cares and I will keep putting out and never quit!

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Ranger Cams, I have read the definition and layout of Tasks, Conditions and Standards and have learned a great deal from it and following the strict adherence to it.
Task-The first requirement is that the objective contain an action verb that describes doing something that can be seen and measured.
Conditions- conditions under which the behavior is to be observed. The objective will contain the conditions under which action will take place.
Standard The standard of performance is the last part of a complete objective like meeting the APFT requirements.
I hear this very much in documentaries and books on the regiment and elsewhere in the army and is probably in my best interest to learn it now.

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ricanman wrote:Ranger Cams, I have read the definition and layout of Tasks, Conditions and Standards and have learned a great deal from it and following the strict adherence to it.
Task-The first requirement is that the objective contain an action verb that describes doing something that can be seen and measured.
Conditions- conditions under which the behavior is to be observed. The objective will contain the conditions under which action will take place.
Standard The standard of performance is the last part of a complete objective like meeting the APFT requirements.
I hear this very much in documentaries and books on the regiment and elsewhere in the army and is probably in my best interest to learn it now.
Good. Studying on top of your PT is one of the smartest things you can do right now. Knowledge is power. Try to learn something new about the Regiment or a certain Battalion every single day. It will motivate and educate you.
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Roger that Ranger Cams i'm always looking to learn especially about the regiment and my new Ranger veteran buddy in my college class has told me a lot about the regiment through his experiences.

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ricanman wrote:Roger that Ranger Cams i'm always looking to learn especially about the regiment and my new Ranger veteran buddy in my college class has told me a lot about the regiment through his experiences.
Have you invited your Ranger buddy to join us on the site?
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Ranger Jim I have not but I will definitely tell him to join if he hasn't already very deep and down to earth guy. He noticed I was reading Sua Sponte by Dick Couch and recommended lots of good info on other books. His name is James he's a third battalion veteran, thick beard, about 5''9, white guy.

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Ranger Jim I have not but I will definitely tell him to join if he hasn't already very deep and down to earth guy. He noticed I was reading Sua Sponte by Dick Couch and recommended lots of good info on other books. His name is James he's a second battalion veteran, thick beard, about 5''9, white guy.Ranger Jim I have not but I will definitely tell him to join if he hasn't already very deep and down to earth guy. He noticed I was reading Sua Sponte by Dick Couch and recommended lots of good info on other books. His name is James he's a second battalion veteran, thick beard, about 5''9, white guy.

Correction he's a second battalion veteran.

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ricanman wrote:
Ranger Jim I have not but I will definitely tell him to join if he hasn't already very deep and down to earth guy. He noticed I was reading Sua Sponte by Dick Couch and recommended lots of good info on other books. His name is James he's a second battalion veteran, thick beard, about 5''9, white guy.Ranger Jim I have not but I will definitely tell him to join if he hasn't already very deep and down to earth guy. He noticed I was reading Sua Sponte by Dick Couch and recommended lots of good info on other books. His name is James he's a second battalion veteran, thick beard, about 5''9, white guy.

Correction he's a second battalion veteran.
Are you going to school in Boston by any chance?
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Negative Ranger Cams I'm currently at a community college in Tampa,Fl.

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I have been reading your intro thread, and I must say you got me to thinking. Just out of curiosity, how tall are you?

The reason I ask is that one of the best ways to improve your run time is to drop your weight. There are other things one can do, of course. But by far the quickest is to loose weight. To find your ideal weight, convert your weight in lbs. to kilos (divide by 2.2) Then, start with 50 kilos for 5 feet. For every inch over 5 feet, add 3 kilos. For me at 76 inches, my ideal weight is 215 lbs. I haven't been that weight since i was in Batt, However, I could run 7 minute miles all day.

If I may be so bold, I recommend working on your over all fitness first, and put enlisting on the back burner for now. The reason is this, when you get to RASP, it will be too late to get yourself in shape, and you want to maximize your chances for success.

Take a year, get some classes at the local community college. This will also help you with your promotion points, and rank = money. In that year, work on your fitness. Join a crossfit gym, or get someone to help you, to keep you motivated. During this time, learn a little Ranger history, if you haven't already.

As I would say to mi hijo la mitad borinqueña, ¡calmaté!.. ¡suave!...don't worry about deploying. As long as there are bad guys to kill, the Ranger Regiment will be there to assist them in meeting their maker. They get to everyone eventually..
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If you take 2 years to prep, continuing at your college to get 24 credits, and are able to max your age group in the APFT before enlisting, there should be no reason why you couldn't be a Tabbed E-5/Sgt. in 2 1/2 to 3 years.
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Ranger Sleepy Doc I am currently in the process of actually cutting weight and my height is 5 foot 8 inches. I definitely know the benefits of this much time to prepare and want to be in the best shape for RASP. I actually have already started talking to a recruiter and am planning to take the ASVAB this week. He sounded pretty reluctant to sell me the you can get RASP with 11x opt 4 contract and wanted me to come in too talk. I asked many times about option 40 to the Tampa recruiting battalion number and the actual recruiting office on my street swell. Both keep saying Option 40 is not happening anymore which I find hard to believe however am not sure what to do.

I still am nowhere near the level of fitness I want to max the standard and be in fiscal shape. He tried to sell me the notion that I will be fit as hell in basic training and they will prepare me.Im going to see him this week to discuss possible routes and I will bring up Ranger contract and etc often. I know you Rangers stress to stick to your guns however he said in these exact words " We don't do option 40's anymore man" which irked me a bit. I hope to start the process into DEP however I would like any Rangers feedback on the matter. Most likely then not I will need to not rush things as this is the next four or so years of my life I'm signing away here and cannot screw my chances with impatience to enlist.

And yeah Ranger Sleepy Doc thats why I'm attending to get some credits to go in as a higher rate despite the recruiter saying it was a waste of time and I could be in the Army starting my career.

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And thanks for the encouraging words Ranger Sleep Doc I actually posted a thread about my height in the RASP section if your curious on that. Do you or any other Rangers know if their actually discontinuing option 40's because he made it seem it's over with. I don't want to be a arrogant to the recruiter as he's a nice guy bit I don't think he understands how prepared I need to be to attend selection for one of the Army's greatest jobs and the challenges I will face. Do you Rangers recommend me still going and talking to him or just telling him straight up I need more time. The reason I say is maybe he can put me in the Delayed Entry Program so I can work on all of my PT and etc, or actually begin to enlist when I'm 100% squared away.

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ricanman wrote:I actually posted a thread about my height in the RASP section if your curious on that..
You couldn't just tell me your were 5'8", brah? You should be closer to 165-ish and I willing to bet you aren't all lean, mean muscle. As you drop weight, you will get faster. It will take time. You didn't put it all on in one day; it won't come off in one day. Proper diet and portion control plays a HUGE part, more than you realize. However, if you do it properly, watch what you eat & get regular exercise including cardio, in about 12 weeks you could be down to your fighting weight. You could just go in, hope for the best and see how you are at the end of Basic & AIT. But think about this: they are about to open up RASP slots to female soldiers. It will be that much more competitive, and this is definitely a case of "How bad do you want it?" If you really, truly want to earn a slot there, nothing will be more than a minor annoyance. Any roadblocks encountered you will consider an administrative problem, at worst. Better to set yourself up for success from the get go.

As far as the question from the other thread about your height? Some of the most balls-tough motherfuckers I knew in Batt were the little guys. 5 foot nuthin', 100 and nuthin' soaking wet with full kit.. They had to carry every bit of crap that the next guy did, AND keep up. Yeah, it sucks trying to keep up with the big-ass goons, but that is the price of admission
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