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Tips for Preparing for Basic Training

Tips for preparing for basic military training
 
 

   If you are considering attending basic training, you might want to prepare for this next phase of your life. It helps you become a productive part of the Armed Forces, but the training is often exhausting. It could be challenging to stay ahead, so getting prepared will ensure you have a competitive edge. These tips will help you get in shape so the training will be easy.

 

   Start Working Out

 

   One of the best things to do when getting ready for basic training is to take up running. You will build up your cardio endurance this way, ensuring you are prepared for platoon runs. It's also a great way of preparing you to stay focused during these long sessions. You'll also want to build up your strength, even if you have already passed a fitness test. You might consider lifting weights, doing sit-ups, and regularly performing pushups. And if you haven't done a fitness test yet, research the requirements so you are prepared.

   An easy way to incorporate fitness into your daily life is to start walking or biking to work instead of driving. For longer distances, you may consider using e-bikes. They have an electric component that makes it easier to travel further with less energy. Devices like DŌST Bikes let you travel as much as 120 miles with just one charge.

 

   Brush Up on Your Branch's History

 

   When you are in the military, you'll want to stay fit at all times, but it's equally important to keep yourself mentally fit. You might consider doing some reading to boost your knowledge about the branch you're joining. That way, you'll give yourself a competitive edge. You can learn about some of the more significant leaders, battles, and events. The sergeants and generals that came before you are often great leadership role models.

 

   Improve Your Nutrition

 

   You'll build muscle by getting to the gym or lifting weights, but having a great diet is another way you can supplement your training, helping you get into shape. You'll want to incorporate protein, vegetables, and other essentials while reducing more processed foods. While you can cheat now and then, try not to overdo it. Train yourself to enjoy better-for-you foods.

 

   Train Yourself Mentally

 

   Much of basic training focuses on developing a sharper mind so you can handle the issues being in the military might bring. You will face non-ideal situations, as well as change. By learning to improvise, you can better prepare yourself for the training. One way you can do that is by randomizing your fitness routine.

   You might pick a random number and then run that many miles. Try not to develop any opinions on the ideal number this increases your ability to adapt to change. Just try to do it quickly as you can. You might try randomizing all your workouts in this manner. Try to note how you feel about these changes. As you track your progress, you can note where you have come and how close you are to meeting your goals.

 

 

 
Tips for preparing for basic military training

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