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Fluffy_max50

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

I start the academy in a little over one month. I'm really excited but of course I'm also nervous. They've told us some of what to expect but haven't said too much about the daily activies. As for PT, I'm swimming 1-2 miles per day and running 2-3 miles/3-4 days per week. They told us that by week four of the academy we'll be running 3 miles per day, and by week 12 we'll be hitting 7 or 8. It's a 24-week academy. Any advice (so I can get some extra prep before it starts) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Are you requesting advice on furthering your exercise program, or just advice in general?

Lec_pics_006_max50

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You'll never be prepared =P but if I were you I would start doing the Copper test which is running 1.5 miles in 9min 300meter in under 55 seconds 40 situps and 33 pushups do this with no downtime and remember the instructors LOVE studs... meaning cadets that are very fit so if some-one can't do all the pushups or something expect to be the guy that has to finish them if you do that well expect dive bombers they were always fun! Biggest thing is don't freak out! Take it one day at a time STUDY STUDY STUDY STUDY pt should be the least of your concerns the test are hard they are written in legal E's

Fluffy_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

As far as my exercise program goes I'm not too concerned; I taught taekwondo for seven years and took it for a little over eleven, so physical fitness has always been a part of my daily routine. I think that I'm searching more for the advice like kpettijohn gave...things that I should be focused on one month from the academy. Be it academics, or certain physical fitness routines (thanks kpettijohn), etc. Pretty much anything I can do that will give me a leg up...not make me overconfident (I don't know how that'd be possible going into an academy), but give me some things to expect while I'm in there. :)

Erics_boat2_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Adam, say "Yes Sir/Mama" alot, dont have an attitude and do exactly what you are told. Study all the information that they give you on your orinatation day, becuase they will most likely ask you questions about that stuff on day one, and you will do fine. My academy was big on geopraphy stuff and 10 codes on day one (info they gave us on orintation day). Did alot of pushups and running on day one for not knowing 10 codes and 100 blocks on streets.

Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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Adam,

My brother told me to take a voice recorder to class. This way if you miss something you can go back. Also stay organized, Get a recipe box to file codes and things you have learned or also get a few binders and mark them... I.E. 10 codes, Drugs, Training and so on... Good Luck I’m supposed to be starting in August and been fallowing all of the advice just under different topics.


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Lec_pics_006_max50

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Oh another big thing anything that you have seen on T.V. forget it and yes get a voice recorder some instructors alow it some dont but its always good to have each state has alot of layws out there and alot of stupid ones at that just remember most of the laws you will learn were written from blood

Gunslinger_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Adam, don't listen to kpettijohn unless you want to get booted out of class the first day. Voice recorders are a lazy man's way of paying attention. Easiest way to get the boot

Kirlian-fingerprints_max50

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Gunslinger,

Why would voice recorders get you booted? If you are taking notes and miss something then you can go back or you can repeat your course work at home. I have done this in the past and have learned a lot more than trying to keep up with the class or falling behind....


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Fluffy_max50

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I think for sure I'll be asking about tape recorders either when I go out to fill out all my paperwork (W2, benefits, etc) or at orientation. It definitely sounds like a great idea, but with my luck they wouldn't allow it and I'd be the only idiot to show up with one. Any other helpful advice?