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Introduction - FanCooled

Post by FanCooled » February 8th, 2020, 9:12 pm

Hello,

I am twenty three years old, a ranch hand, and college student. I am also currently in DEP with a 68W contract - no option. I joined this bored to gain access to all the forum has to offer. I will be shipping 20200609 after I finish my degrees.

After high school, I was slotted to go to one of the military academies, but realized that being an officer was not a career path that I was interested in. I wanted to serve my country, but I wasn't sure in what capacity. I attended a military preparatory school where I learned what officers actually do. While the job is important, it's not what I see myself doing.

My main interest lies in the medical field, especially emergency medicine. I had finally found out how I wanted to serve my country, so I signed the dotted line for a crisp 68W contract. Initially, I had not considered the 75th, as I was very ignorant as to what the mission of the Rangers and Rangers medic actually was. Luckily I was able to communicate with a former Ranger and was enlightened. I've read how I can volunteer at AIT or Airborne. If I can do that, I will without hesitation. If for whatever reason I cannot, I'll work towards being an asset to whatever unit I get sent to after AIT and put in a 4187. My current goals are to finish my degrees and to become physically prepared for RASP

On physical fitness, I've never exercised outside of sports, so I'm learning a lot as I go. My fitness is not close to Ranger standard, and I am currently rectifying that. My current fitness regime is as follows:

M,W,F - Periodization and Cardio
Deadlifts 3x5
Pull-ups 3x5
Squats 3x5
Flat Bench 3x5
12x 400m sprints - Goal: 1:52

Tue/Th/Sun - Calisthenics and Cardio
12x400m sprints or ruck 35,45,55#
Calisthenics circuit
-Ladder PU, SU, Squats, Lunges


For lifting, I tested out my 1RM and lift at increasing percentages over a six week block. At the end of that block, I reset and set new percentages. For pull-ups, I am working towards being able to do ten. Once I hit that number, I will start including weight, which will be calculated into periodization system. My Tuesday and Thursday workouts are very lacking, I will be changing it with information I've gained from this forum. On cardio, a 1:52 lap time puts me at a 15:00 2-mile. I subtract 15 seconds from the rest time in between laps and the goal on alternating weeks. I will start including longer runs to prepare me for the five mile on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I will conduct an APFT tomorrow, 1RM testing on Monday, and 5-mile run on Thursday and report back to this forum. How often should I rest my APFT and 5-mile run?

Thank you.
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Re: Introduction - FanCooled

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » February 9th, 2020, 6:24 am

Welcome to the site, FanCooled,


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Re: Introduction - FanCooled

Post by IntelToad » February 9th, 2020, 11:45 am

Welcome here, there is a ton of information for you to take advantage of.
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Re: Introduction - FanCooled

Post by FanCooled » February 9th, 2020, 5:18 pm

Hello, Rangers.

Today I conducted an APFT. Scores are as follows:

APFT #2 20200209 : 187 FAILED
Pushups: 38 - 58/100
Situps: 62 - 76/100
2-mile: 17:10 - 53/100

Comments: I need to focus more on pacing. I have no issues running my 12x400m sprints below a 1:52 pace, so there should have been no reason I could not get at least a 15:00 on the run. I will be implementing the APFT workout plan found in the fitness section of the forum starting Tuesday. I also need to be conscious of pushup form when I reach muscle exhaustion. I had to discount two or three repetitions because of form. A lot of room for improvement. First APFT scores:

APFT #1 Date Unknown: 119 FAILED
Pushups: 25 - 43/100
Situps: 45 - 53/100
2-mile: 23/100

Comments: This was my very first APFT a few months ago. I am pleased with the little progress I've made since then.

I will update this coming Sunday with the week's work a new APFT.

Thank you.
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Re: Introduction - FanCooled

Post by FanCooled » February 9th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Correction APFT #2
2-mile: 19:56

25+2 for inattention to detail.

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Re: Introduction - FanCooled

Post by FanCooled » February 9th, 2020, 5:22 pm

Make that 50+4.

APFT #1 2-mile: 19:56.

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