At 7/27/09 10:30 AM, TehreTard wrote:
Ahhh crap. Yeah, Mountain Climbers are a real ball buster. I really can't imagine doing that for 5 minutes.
Yea you'll love doing exercise on cement and see your own pool of sweat develop. Waht's worst is when they IT outside, and once you've been sweating enough, they make you stick your face in the dirt/sand and roll around and then you're just completely muddy. It's really tight.
Yeah, that's good. I had an elderly doctor squeeze my balls during MEPS, I was afraid I would have to repeat that process, but thanks man.
Yea it's always old guys, which is really weird....
So-so shape. For the IST, I could do 8 pull-ups (which is bad, since they're raising the pull-ups minimum to 10 in the IST), around 66 sit-ups (which they might raise from 50 to 60 in 2-minutes, or even 100, not sure what our boss recruiter said), and I can usually make it in time during the run (which they might change to under 11 minutes).
Jesus the minimum standards are much higher than they used to be, wow! When I went in you had to do three pull ups, but usually recruiters let you slide in with less, because I saw guys that graduated that couldn't even do one damn pullup... YEA!
I went in doing 5 pull ups 40-50 crunches and a 13-14 minute 1 and a half mile on my initial PFT to a 15 pull up, 100 crunches, 22 minute 3 mile on my final. You'll be fine.
You mean MECEPS, right?
No OCS is Officer Candidate School, basically boot camp for Officers, which is what i'm gonna be doin next summer. Just to get in I'm gonna need a 270 PFT.
That's good though, I was afraid that I'd get discharged for not being in the best of shape. Anyway, some of the guys who came back from Boot Camp told us to never go to Medical for ANYTHING. According to them, it was pretty much a death sentence to your goal of being a Marine. One guy messed up his ankle pretty badly during the Crucible but he didn't dare tell anyone about it. He still graduated, by the way.
Is Medical a sure place to get discharged or is that just a load of bull?
It's a load of bull. Look, if you got something serious you go to medical. You're better off going and catching whatever you got early so it doesn't get worse. You'll get sick in Boot, I guarantee it, just because you're living with 85 other guys. If you feel like shit (get the flu or something) and you REALLY can't tough it out, go to medical. Your drill instructors will make fun of you and tell you you;re a pussy or whatever, but you're better off going then not.
What will get you discharged is a major injury. Can't really avoid those, so if it happens, it happens. If you're close to the end and you get a bad injury, I don't suggest you necessarily go to medical, cause being stuck in the recovery platoon at boot camp sucks big balls, much better when you're at least out of boot. But hey, if you can't walk, go to medical. If it's easily fixable (sprain or something) they won't discharge you. If you need crutches, probability is they might keep you back. But they will do everything they can to not discharge you and make you graduate.
But don't be a pussy either.