Getting in shape for boot camp?
Currently the United States Military has set standards for boot camp in all branches. Timed miles, so many sit ups or curl ups, pushups, and so forth. Now what is interesting is how recruits have to get in shape to go to boot camp to then get in shape.
Why? Because the American school system has decided that gym, recess, and other physical activities are not necessary. Currently, recruits are going to gyms to get in shape for months prior to leaving for boot camp. Many recruits need to losing weight to meet enlistment requirements, working on sit ups, pushups, and trying to make the timed mile(s).
Decades earlier American schools incorporated sit ups, pushups, marching, climbing ropes, and hours of gym classes as part to the necessary curriculum to pass high school. It was very unusual for anyone to say they have to get in shape for boot camp. Many students graduated and went right into boot camp with very little issue of being out of shape.
So if you are looking to get in shape, check out the link to the military branches and the break down on exercise needs. http://todaysmilitary.com/training/boot-camp
If you are looking for a different type of get fit plan. Consider trying to be in shape for boot camp. In addition to the military exercises, each branch of the military includes height and weight requirements, and this will give you a good idea if you are boot camp shape.
Author: Lisa Goins PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RMT is the CEO of Couture Health Care, www.couturehealthcare.org Dr. Goins' Couture Health Care articles covers health, spiritual, holistic news, reviews for nurses and the public. Dr. Goins new book is called "Do You Know Lisa? 2014 Collection of Health Questions, Answers, and Tips" available on Amazon.com
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