I had to get taped FIVE times before I finally made tape! LOL Do they measure males in the same places as females? Wrist, neck, forearms and hips. If so, you need to have the inches high in the neck and forearm areas so work on building mass there. I started working out with a personal trainer who HAPPENED to be a master fitness trainer and in 4 weeks, I lost 3% bodyfat. I was also shocked to learn, at MEPS, that I'm just a few pounds within making weight as well. If you are able to, I HIGHLY recommend working with a trainer!
That is awesome! I do the same thing: every hour, close my ofc door and do 15-20 push ups! LOL When I first started working hard towards this goal 4 months ago, I could only do FIVE push ups! So keep it up!
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Posts: 84 | Location: Florida | Registered: 21 July 2005
I used to only be able to do about twenty push ups at a time and then my jrotc unit started a exhibition drill team. spinning M-1s really works your forearms and deltoids. we had to do push ups when ever we dropped a weapon so now i can do about a hundred and spin the rifle very quickly
Posts: 86 | Location: Ft. Hood(currently Camp, Taji) | Registered: 04 May 2005
I had a troop one time that had trouble with his push-ups. Every hour we knocked out some push-ups. It got kind of fun doding them after a while and he would often remind me that it was time to knock them out if I got busy and it slipped my mind. He smoked his push-ups and all the extra push-ups helped me out some also.
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I was surprised that I had to undergo the tape test at MEPS yesterday (luckily I passed and was well within the max). I'm only about 13 lbs more than I weighed when I finished basic training the first time. The surprise was when my height was measured, I had shrunk 1", which knocked me into a whole other weight class. Oh well, the fun of getting old, I suppose...
Posts: 353 | Location: Pennsylvania | Registered: 03 November 2005
I have been on delayed entry since September. I am heading to MEPS on Wednesday and am 3 pounds overweight today. My tape is fine as I have about 9% before I hit my max. What will happen when I get there if my weight is still over but my tape is fine? Would they send me home?
I have been failing Tape tests for 6 years now...i do the "special pop" my husband says i eat right...even the dietitian said i eat fine. When i get stressed out (99% of the time) no matter what i do i can't loose an ounce. I have been hurt several times to which makes it even harder. what should I do. I love the Army and don't want ot get out but it is getting to that point.
Yes, I am sure I am eating healthy foods and not excessively. I go back and forth between progress and degression. Depression is the main factor though. If i get depressed I gain weight, but if i go on meds for it i gain even more. What am i suppose to do? The quack DR. here 'told my command' that the meds will cause weight gain, but won't put it on paper so i am still stuck!
one thing that has helped me considerably is a website called fitday.com it is based on a food and exercize diary. i have lost over forty pounds in the last 4 months and other than diet and exercize, this has helped me the most. it has calculators that show how many calories you intake and how much you should burn. i highly recomend this site to any one wanting to loose weight. if you make your self put it on paper you will be more cognesent of what you put in your body. just remember you can lie to others but you can lie to yourself.
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I hate going to the gym. I guess it's just not my thing, but I'm doing it because I have goals that require it in order to succeed.
But one thing I actually do enjoy is my 4 mile walks once or twice a day. Not only does it feel good without being too much of a strain, but I can work out all my problems as the sun is coming up in the morning or under the stars at night.
I literally leave my problems behind me as I trot along. It's a great stress reliever.
The real kicker though is that I take pharmaceutical grade USANA nutritionals to rebuild my body at the cellular level. At my age, it's especially important to counter oxidative stress, and I need all the help I can get.
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Posts: 61 | Location: Montana | Registered: 09 August 2006