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Hello my name is Ty, I am currently a senior in high school and I enlisted this last July as an 11x, then in August I renegotiated and got the Option 40 attached to my contract. I have browsed this site for a while and just now decided to make an account. I'm seeking knowledge, wisdom, and advice that will stick with me in the long run. I ship out June 24th, so I still have quite the time to improve on myself, and work towards something greater. I currently lift 6x a week, and do two metabolic conditioning workouts a week. I've also started running, because that is my weakness in terms of fitness. I'm also an endurance athlete, being a wrestler, a sport which has taught me many lessons. Anyway, just wanted to make myself known!
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TyDolla wrote: September 25th, 2018, 9:04 pm Hello my name is Ty
Hey Ty,
Welcome to ArmyRanger.com. I missed your post somehow the other week when you made it, sorry for that.

Have you given yourself an APFT? What is your 5 mile time or are you still working up to that?

Great work on redoing your contract to get an OPT40. Not everyone is so fortunate. Glad you were able to do so.

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Welcome to the site, Ty.


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Thank you Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV
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Ranger Disinfertention I haven't given myself a full APFT, and I plan on doing it this Saturday. I will let you know my results, I'm certain my results will be good, albeit not good enough. As far as a 5 mile run, I haven't ran one for time, however I am currently working up to it. Last week I ran 9 miles, my goal is 15 miles by Sunday.
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TyDolla wrote: October 3rd, 2018, 11:58 am Last week I ran 9 miles, my goal is 15 miles by Sunday.
I know you are young, so you'll figure this out if you don't believe me when you hit 30+... But generally only add 1 mile or so max to your distance runs each week. There are programs out there that will push a bit harder if you are training for a marathon. But if you aren't used to running distance all you will get from that is overly sore or possibly injured!
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Roger Ranger Disinfertention, I decided instead to do a distance run on one day, and track sprints the next, I'll alternate as well as gradually increase distance.
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Roger Ranger Disinfertention, I decided instead to do a distance run on one day, and track sprints the next, I'll alternate as well as gradually increase distance.
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Just a quick update, I'm pushing the APFT back to next Saturday due to the terrible weather where I live.
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TyDolla wrote: October 6th, 2018, 3:16 pm Just a quick update, I'm pushing the APFT back to next Saturday due to the terrible weather where I live.
No worries Ty - Even if you do events inside it is fine and skip the run to get something on record. Not trying to pressure you, just encouraging you to think outside of the box a bit. You can do two minutes of pushups and situps anywhere 8)
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Disinfertention wrote: October 7th, 2018, 5:27 pm No worries Ty - Even if you do events inside it is fine and skip the run to get something on record. Not trying to pressure you, just encouraging you to think outside of the box a bit. You can do two minutes of pushups and situps anywhere 8)
My results are as follows: 77 pushups and 62 situps. I still haven't been able to go to the track due to it being flooded at the moment but whenever I can, I will give an update.
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Good deal Ty. Nice scores so far, use those for a measuring point and continue to do well.
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Disinfertention wrote: October 9th, 2018, 5:36 pm Good deal Ty. Nice scores so far, use those for a measuring point and continue to do well.
Will do Ranger Disinfertention, and I still have 9 months before I ship out to OSUT so I expect those scores to be much higher by then.
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TyDolla wrote: October 4th, 2018, 11:28 pm Roger Ranger Disinfertention, I decided instead to do a distance run on one day, and track sprints the next, I'll alternate as well as gradually increase distance.
Sounds as though you should have at least some working knowledge of the idea of "training smart" if you're already an athlete. X2 on the guidance you received from Ranger Disinfertention: have seen many hard charging, aspiring Rangers come through here taking on PT with great gusto, only to end up having to stop training for weeks on end due to shin splints and other overuse injuries. Train smart now so that you can train hard later.
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Lunch wrote: October 10th, 2018, 7:23 pm
TyDolla wrote: October 4th, 2018, 11:28 pm Roger Ranger Disinfertention, I decided instead to do a distance run on one day, and track sprints the next, I'll alternate as well as gradually increase distance.
Sounds as though you should have at least some working knowledge of the idea of "training smart" if you're already an athlete. X2 on the guidance you received from Ranger Disinfertention: have seen many hard charging, aspiring Rangers come through here taking on PT with great gusto, only to end up having to stop training for weeks on end due to shin splints and other overuse injuries. Train smart now so that you can train hard later.
Ranger Lunch, a few months ago I had a stress fracture in my foot, it took a while to recover, but it was a learning experience for sure.
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