WhiskeyRiver wrote:Could you go into a little more detail, as far as what you do for PT with ROTC, as well as what kind of lifting you do? Without knowing any more about what you do, my advice would be to go ahead and incorporate long slow runs into your workout routine. If you're already getting 1-2 circuit training/sprint session a week, you don't need any more. Long slow runs (by long, I mean 5-8 miles, and by slow, I mean you should feel like you got a solid run in, but not be dying at the end of the run) are good because they build up cardio endurance. I never did any cardio outside of PT besides long runs, and always did well on my runs. It also has the added benefit of helping with your ab muscles.
On a related note, how do you fare on pull-ups? I ask because we never focused on pull-ups in ROTC, and it made for an uncomfortable time when I went to Airborne. I had to work a lot on my own to bring my pull-ups to an acceptable level.
Thanks for responding man! I had my pt test this morning. Got:
For a total of 306!
I was really happy with this. I tested my run the other day and couldnt get faster than 13:24, and that was without doing pushups and situps beforehand. So I went into the test thinking there was no way I'd get 300. My split for the first mile was 6:26, meaning I'd have to run almost the same to get 13. Last 100 meters I started puking, then heard them say 12:57, 12:58 and I got a little burst of speed. Bam right over the line at 13.
As for what type of lifting I do, it heavy sets of bench, squat, deadlift, db row, and military press. No isolation. I can do 15 deadhang pullups so I should be fine for those. I used to put more of a priority on them, but we do them almost every day at pt.