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Anyone who's been to Broken Home or any OP that is a variant of it, knows you have to be prepared physically. If you're not already training, you're behind schedule.

 

Here's a video a workout buddy from work sent me today. It really gives you a good example of a good minsdet for this.....

 

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take my supplements,  then you will be stronger, faster and well .  ya everyone in Colorado takes them  they work.

 

sotosupplements.com

warhorselabs.com  this is a goodone that active duty military people are taking.

hpslabs.com

and many more. etc etc etc....

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Yeah another thing start hydrating now, stop drinking soda, monsters, Nos and red bulls, these drinks dehydrate you and out at D-Day being dehydrated out in the middle of no where is a bad thing, plus you don't want Diesel to give you an anal IV, especily if he hasn't shaved the porn stache off yet... :huh:

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^gross.....

 

Believe it or not, pedialite is a good idea before and after gameplay. It's full of electrolytes and is designed to rehydrate. Drink probably 4-8oz each time because as most of us know, the electrolytes in Gatorade can DEhydrate you therefore pedialite can too.

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I know what you mean about getting in shape. ESR 19 was a MAJOR wake up call for me. It's all good though. I love milsim and I am the most determined I have ever been to lose weight in my life. I've already made drastic changes the week after ESR 19 and have dropped 7lbs. Still a long way to go but I WILL get there.

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Haha I got the perfect work out for yeah, move then pack and move all the boxes yourself. We still have a full storage so I will be busy, believe me being probed I do not want. If I have to I'll order some of that Oral Iv and a whistle just in case.

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Ya if you aren't doing 300 pound snatches 30x a day just don't even bother showing up.


Just kidding.  Good 1-2 mile daily jog routine and a 5k weighted hike every weekend should get you in plenty good shape for this.  We lost 2 guys last year to physical reasons and it was pretty demoralizing to watch them go.

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Ya if you aren't doing 300 pound snatches 30x a day just don't even bother showing up.

 

 

Just kidding.  Good 1-2 mile daily jog routine and a 5k weighted hike every weekend should get you in plenty good shape for this.  We lost 2 guys last year to physical reasons and it was pretty demoralizing to watch them go.

The forced marched is definitely someone everyone needs to do once a week. Of all the excercises you do this will really help you stay on your feet for OPs like D-Day where you are moving long distances.

 

Ideally you'll want to work up to being able to do 12 miles in 4 hours with 40lbs of weight on. If you're capable of doing 12 miles with 40lbs under 3 hours you're passing Air Assault qualifications at that point.

 

If you've never done anything like a forced march before then start out smaller. 4 miles with 20lbs at first. It is important to make sure you're moving with a purpose though. It is a forced march, not a walk.

Ipods are absolutely lovely for these exercises.

 

Outside of that core exercises will help quite a bit in airsoft in general.

 

One way to make excercising fun is to get your team together once a week/month and do some combat specific drills after excercises. Doing run through a field with all your gear on and then stopping to engage a target not only helps get you in shape but will help teach your body to react to contact situations better after strenuous activity. Before you do that 'room clearing' drill, do 100 jumping jacks in gear. While working on fire and suppression team work drills have the suppressing team do pushups until the moving team is 'set', then visa versa.

 

Another good excercise is squats. It works out a lot of very important muscles for airsofting.

 

Edit: I'm pudgey as fuck though. Knowing what to do and doing it is are two different things. Doing ANYTHING is better than nothing. That is the #1 rule.

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So does Fear Factory at 85dB :)

 

 

Also, break your boots in.  Shower with them, hike a million miles, whatever your preferred method is.  You will be walking all day and you will sweat profusely in your boots.  That = hamburger feet if you aren't prepared.

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Well even with my late start at PT due to not knowing whether or not I knew if I could go. Running twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night in my BH2 kit (without my rifle and pistol of course) I'm clicking in at 3 miles without kit at roughly 21-22 minutes and 27-30 with kit.

 

Thank you volunteer firefighting for keeping me in shape.

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I agree with all of the above, experiences advising. My main issue every year is water. I walk the field and I hate drinking water, but I do and plenty of it. For those of you running it, you need more. If players will get into any of the PT (Physical Training, for those asking) suggestions above they will be better prepared for play. But drink water when working out and definitely drink water 72 hours prior to and all the way through the event if you're not already drinking properly. I see more empty energy drink containers than I care to think about on the field.

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Well even with my late start at PT due to not knowing whether or not I knew if I could go. Running twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night in my BH2 kit (without my rifle and pistol of course) I'm clicking in at 3 miles without kit at roughly 21-22 minutes and 27-30 with kit.

 

Thank you volunteer firefighting for keeping me in shape.

 

Running w/ kit is a good deal but I definitely discourage running with plates (for anyone wondering about that)... I effed up my back and knees for about two weeks doing 5ks with that nonsense on, and my vest is pretty well secured on my body.  Never again.

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Running w/ kit is a good deal but I definitely discourage running with plates (for anyone wondering about that)... I effed up my back and knees for about two weeks doing 5ks with that nonsense on, and my vest is pretty well secured on my body. Never again.

Yeah I take my real plates out and put the cheap plastic fake plates back in just to keep the fit the same.

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