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Offline jaredl888

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Weight Standards
« on: March 08, 2016, 17:09:46 »
So I would like to apply for the regular force as an infantry soldier. Im athletic but my weight it concerning me. Im 5'7 and 110 pounds. How much weight should I gain before I should apply?

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Re: Weight Standards
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 17:19:41 »
How much weight should I gain before I should apply?

You should gain 40 push ups. 40 sit ups. 10 pull ups and 5 KMs in 25 minutes.

Don't worry about your weight worry about your fitness. It may not be the answer you want but it's the answer you need  ;)
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Re: Weight Standards
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 17:23:26 »
You should gain 40 push ups. 40 sit ups. 10 pull ups and 5 KMs in 25 minutes.

Don't worry about your weight worry about your fitness. It may not be the answer you want but it's the answer you need  ;)

I tend to agree with this assessment. Physical fitness is very important, as is mental fitness. Work on that as well.
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Re: Weight Standards
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 17:25:39 »
JAredl888,

I suspect you are still fairly young, say 17, 18 or 19, right?

The two things that matter most for infantry is stamina and strength. But these are not related to weight. If you are in good physical shape (and I suspect you are), consult your closest recruiting centre to obtain the physical standards you will be expecting to meet at the time you join (the phys ed. test, whatever they call it nowadays). Test yourself against it and if you can pass it, don't let your weight stop you from joining. You will bulk up in time, like any other young athlete does from his early twenties to mid twenties.

If you really are concerned with that, talk to a trainer at a good gym in your vicinity to go on a weight lifting program and muscle building diet (but remember in the end you are not looking to turn out like Arnold Schwartzeneger, Jesse Ventura or "Rambo") - supplement, yes if applicable, but no growth hormone or other medical trickery.

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Re: Weight Standards
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 18:30:12 »
I know I'm arty but I'd say leg and core strength/endurance are crucial when it comes to rucking. You see infantry in all shapes and sizes.