Gaining weight before basic

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Gaining weight before basic

Post by Saltydog » December 13th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Hi, I have a few questions that I couldn't find answered in the forums so I hope you can help. First is with my body size at 5'7 and 132 lbs do you think it would be beneficial to try and gain weight before I leave for basic, or should I not worry about? Also I'm going to the recruiter tomorrow to look at jobs and hopefully they will offer me the option 40 contract or it will be a no go.

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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by Jim » December 14th, 2016, 6:13 am

Saltydog wrote:Hi, I have a few questions that I couldn't find answered in the forums so I hope you can help. First is with my body size at 5'7 and 132 lbs do you think it would be beneficial to try and gain weight before I leave for basic, or should I not worry about? Also I'm going to the recruiter tomorrow to look at jobs and hopefully they will offer me the option 40 contract or it will be a no go.

Thanks,
Andrew
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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by RangerX » December 14th, 2016, 7:21 am

In basic if you are fat, they will get you skinny; if you are skinny, they will bulk you up.

Concentrate on PT basics - running, pushups, situps and pullups.
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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by cams » December 14th, 2016, 8:46 pm

Saltydog wrote:Hi, I'm going to go back and read the rules of the site before posting again, then I'm going to beat my face for speaking to you all like we're sitting at fucking McDonalds eating lunch.

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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by Saltydog » December 15th, 2016, 2:49 pm

Roger Ranger cams
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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by Jim » December 15th, 2016, 2:56 pm

Andrew, So what happened at your visit to the recruiter? Never, never quit!
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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by Saltydog » December 15th, 2016, 3:18 pm

Ranger Jim, I have just gotten home from meps and will gladly tell you that I have successfully picked up an 11x Option 40, words cannot explain how I feel right now. When I went to my station the recruiter said there weren't any slots available with the option 40 except for a 92w which is a water supply specialist. Once I made it clear to him that I was only there for one thing he still wanted to send me to meps and told me that I had a better chance at getting what I wanted there. Well when the time came to pick a job at meps every single recruiter told me I wasn't getting it, and once they figured I would leave as a fully qualified soldier the slot magically appeared. My ship date is 20170130
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Re: Gaining weight before basic

Post by cams » December 16th, 2016, 8:37 am

Congratulations. Well done.
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