poopscoop wrote:Most of us DEPs post here looking for feedback on our physical training progress, essentially trying to get an idea of how close we are to where we should be.
What I would like to do is collect every Ranger's opinion as to what level of fitness is needed as 1) a minimum, and 2) the recommended.
Any fitness markers will be greatly appreciated, from APFT scores, 5 mile run times, strength, or anything else the Rangers of this forum deem appropriate indicators of readiness.
With luck this could change the attitude of the threads from "Tell me if I'm good or not" to "What do I need to do to reach the standards already established". I will copy it into the Minor Mayhem to add to the already sizable fitness resource in there.
Thanks in advance for any contributions.
I like your initiative shitshovel, but Ranger Silverback is spot on.
The minimum is no secret, it's the minimum needed to get past the RIP PT test. That's the bare minimum.
The maximum? That will vary from every Ranger you ask. If you need some guidance to help you make sure you're moving in the right direction, ask for a mentor in the appropriate area. PT is one of the things we work on.
If you have a specific PT plan, then post it and ask for feedback. I can tell you that the biggest thing lacking from most DEP workouts I've seen are the most important.
Pushups. Situps. 2-5 mile run.