By SGT Volkin
The Army fitness standards can be found in a dozen or more places online, so I wont discuss them here. Lets discuss how to prepare for the Army physical fitness program you will be exposed to in basic training.
Tip #1, dont go to the gym. There is no gym at basic training, so don’t go to the gym to prepare for basic training. That makes sense right? To prepare for an Army basic training workout you should mimick the exercises you will do with your drill instructors.
Tip #2, whether your going into Air force boot camp or the Army, or any other branch, you still have to be prepared. Many of you have heard that the Air force basic training schedule is easier than the Army basic training schedule. So what, they still both require preparation, so get off that couch and follow Chapter 2 of The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook. No other chapter in any book will get you in shape for basic training faster.
If you truly want to focus on surviving boot camp, you would put some effort into the mental side as well. You have to know how to deal with drill sergeants, or you will mentally break down before physically break down.