Originally Posted by Scarecrow
The Ranger tab as on his cap? If so, yea that's authorized. There are certain uniform regulations that Ranger and SF units have that the rest of the Army do not.
Anyways, I would recommend that you do not run every day. You want a day of rest between each running day to give your knees a rest. You also don't want to do your upper or lower body workouts on back to back days as you're not going to give your muscles any rest period. I know the military wants you to work out every day, so you'll just have to try out different things, just remember not to do the same stuff every day or your body will not have a chance to repair itself and you will likely either have stagnant PT Test results, or you will see your performance decline.
If all you really want to do is max out your PT score, then do this small workout every day.
Pushups - 3 sets, 60 seconds each max reps possible.
Situps - 3 sets, 60 seconds each max reps possible.
Running - 10 minute run, sprint max speed for 30 seconds, slow jog for 30 seconds. Alternate your sprinting and jogging until the 10 minutes are up.
This short workout is enough to shock your muscles but not enough to break them down so much that you wouldn't be able to recover the next day. I did this for a few months and got my PT score up to about a 340. Was doing around 80 pushups, 90 situps, and my run was around 12:30.
thanks for the info man
its gona take some trial and error to find a routine thats gona work for me
i was talking to the doc today (2 of my roomates here are) and was asking him about cardio, he told me its ok to do everyday, but if i run one day the next do a non impact type cardio like one of the machines (elyptical) and go lighter that day, cause those days i will be doing muscle failure workouts in the afternoon after shift
i plan on mixing up my workouts too so im not doing the same ol bs all the time, and not just running all the time, planning on mixing up the hard cardio days with agility type stuff like sprints and suicides for quickness, somedays doing ruckmarches, and taking fridays off all together (also my day off from work)
ive read a lot over the last few hrs and this seems to be the most logical
like i said its gona take a week or so of trial and error to find what works best for me
im also gona talk to a good buddy of mine whos a pro bodybuilder, but is a persoal trainer who can give me some solid advice
thanks again for that SF packet, that was a HUGE help