Faraneith said:To answer another question, I haven't received my email and paperwork neither, but I called this morning and the Quebec City recruitment center told me that I would receive that in a couple of weeks. I guess Sergeant Laen is faster than them lol!
I would have to agree with what Faraneith said. I would be a lucky man to fly anything in the military. But if the opportunity presents itself through the training process, i cant see myself passing up flying f18's, even though it might not be the most advantageous path to go down in the grand scheme of things, when comparing to fixed wing.
Jarnhamar said:Going to the gym is great but if you want to do well at BMOQ then you need to concentrate on running and rucking. You won't have time to goto the gym until the very *** end of your course but by that time you're probably in the field most of it anyways.
You'll be doing some circuit training but mostly runs and ruck marches.
If you start falling out of either then the whole rest of your day turns to crap physically and psychologically. Fit gym guys and girls who had shitty cardio get just as bagged as their chubby counterparts.
At the very minimum do two runs a week and one ruck. A fast 5km run, slower 10-12km run and ruck 6km-13km starting at 40lbs and work up to 60-70lbs
Buy a backpack, put weight in it, put it on your back and walk fastFluff said:What would be a good way to add ruck walks to a routine?
I am fearful of just throwing a bunch of weight into any old backpack and going for a walk as I know that they do not distribute the weight properly. The last thing anyone wants is long term back problems or god forbid an injury severe enough to push back start of BMOQ date. Should I be looking to purchase a cheap used ruck with proper weight distribution? Not being an overnight hiker I don't have any sort of backpack with a frame either.
Max Power22 said:The BMOQ on Jan 16 2017 is it for English or French platoon?
Because the recruiter told me that I'm supposed to start on Jan 9 2017 on the french platoon. So I wonder which date is the good one?
DYMO said:I believe there is a french and english course starting the same day, Jan 16th. I spoke with a recruiter last week and she didn't mention any change to start dates. Is it possible that Jan. 9th is your swear-in date?
You're not going to be carrying 120pounds or anything crazy like that, all you need is 40-50 pounds to get your body used to carrying weight. You're not going to be carrying 120pounds or anything crazy like that, all you need is 40-50 pounds to get your body used to carrying weight.
I'm not worried about short term, making you stronger, good for the soul pain. I've just seen enough friends and family with slipped disc injuries and vertebral fractures (though that is normally the older crowd) to know I want to limit those injury mechanisms whenever possible.Get used to being in pain and how to deal with it.
NSLogO said:Congrats to all of you receiving offers, it's definitely a long but rewarding process. I'll be attending this BMOQ as well, training to be a LogO, and it will be great to meet you all. Good tips as well, a winter session will definitely be an experience! :snowman: