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Offline BeyondTheNow

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Re: Basic
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2017, 22:02:33 »


I was just wondering if you were able to use the fitness facilities during basic training. Ive heard you aren't allowed and for some reason apparently frowned upon to use them. This doesn't make sense to me so just wanted to confirm it. Starting July 24

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Ultimately, it depends on staff. On my first pl, at the beginning of course, recruits were asking about wanting to use the facilities for working out and such on the weekends. Staff said no, for a few reasons.

1) They don't want anyone injuring themselves.

2) During Indoc there's too much to do and recruits are confined to their floors/rooms after the working day is over anyway.

3) Once Indoc is over staff generally encouraged the recruits to leave the base, go decompress with friends, relax outside the mega.

There were probably other reasons also, I would think...

Later on in the course, however, staff said to submit memos requesting usage of the pool, weight room, etc.

Some recruits are very concerned about maintaining the workout regimen they had prior to getting to St Jean, especially if they were into weights. But many quickly realize it's not possible (at least not at first) and the PT/physical activity engaged in during course is substantial when combined. (Drill, marching everywhere all day, PT, up and down stairs, corrective measures, etc)

On my second pl, it was a flat out "No." So it all depends, unless that has concretely changed since I was there.
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Re: Basic
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2017, 22:28:56 »
Thanks a lot for the info, I weight train 5 days a week and run everyday already so fitness is big in my life so that's mainly why I was wondering, hopefully I can if not ill end up training on weekends off base after the indoc period

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Re: Basic
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2017, 22:35:17 »
My question would be how much time do you actually have to get to the gym.

I'm assuming weightlifting is a staple in your life as it is in mine and I had a similar question. I wouldn't mind just getting in sets of Squats, Deadlifts,bench Press,bent over rows, shoulder Press and pull-ups once a week.


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Re: Basic
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2017, 22:36:44 »
Yeah me as well, just the basic power movements since cardio is covered throughout that time

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Re: Basic
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2017, 23:19:29 »
Well that's good information. To be honest I can go 3 months without going to the gym. Career is top priority and doing my best in basic physically and mentally. If I can get in some gym during the 3 months it is a bonus.


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