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TheReap3r

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Hi everyone. I apologize if this is too long, but I’m just going to open up and say what’s on my mind. I am 31 years old and have been researching on possibly making a switch to the military life. To be honest I’ve been kind of fed up with how my life has been going after seeing how so many others see constant progression and I really haven’t as old as I am.

I currently work on an assembly line which I stay with because it pays well although I am not happy doing it. I have the tendency to over think decisions, like moving to a complete different state and therefore I become stagnant. Before that, I did personal training for around 5 years. All I’ve ever wanted to do is help others after seeing how fitness helped myself, but I have gotten frustrated with how social media has changed everyone. The whole women selling themselves on only fans is ridiculous, the entire feminist movement against men, the over abundance of people doing whatever it takes for clout and money is just sad. Every 19 20 yr old seems like they are a selfappointed “online coach or “life coach” and it’s all marketing hype. The most frustrating thing is that I love coaching but, you have mentors who want to charge 5-10k to teach you how to make an actual six figure business.

I’ve recently came across some really good dudes on who I all have found were in some form of special operations and just been immersing myself with their content. You have TU Lam, Mike Glover and Kawa who were all Green Berets or higher. Then you have solid dudes like Warrior poet, Ninebanger, Mochabear and many others who were 75th guys.

I feel like as most of them joined at such a young age, it’s too late for me to go down that path and use my knowledge and skills that I learn to impact others. I wouldn’t say I’m in bad shape, but I’m probably not ready and I’m not sure about the small stuff like my eyes etc would pass.

For me it just seems like it would be great to be a part of something special, but I’ve read there is so many things that can cause you to fail. I was originally leaning towards Rasp and the 75th but it seems like most people say I should do SF because of my age. Sure they get cooler gear and skills to learn, but I’m not sure going down a 2 year path of learning languages, and more to be able to train others is something I would enjoy. Who knows, maybe it would be the same feeling as coaching others with fitness.

I’ve been stuck on fitness programs as their is so many and you always want to find the best one to give yourself the greatest chance for success.

These are all the ones I have come across.
Fieldcraft by Green Beret Mike Glover
Soflete
Mount tactical institute
Cronusfit
Nick Bare Ranger prep
Tacticalbarbell
Green eyed Devils
Jeff Nichols
Socomathlete
Stew Smith
SOF woods
 

CupCake

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Welcome! I'm not SOF but I totally relate to the "what program to choose" dilemma you talked about. For a long time I would program hop because it felt like I would learn something new and I just HAD to apply it to whatever PT I was already doing.

I have a plethora of military athlete programs if you're interested, just shoot me a PM. Once you decide on a workout plan to do, stop researching/looking for other stuff until you follow through with that one, whether its 4 weeks or 16. Youd be surprised how much general fitness will bleed over into a program that might emphasize something else. At least that's what I did, and I dont feel nearly as frantic as before, constantly worrying about if I had enough xyz a week.

The really old 10 week A&S prep guide I found starts with a 3 mile run and a calisthenics short card. You can half ass it and take an hour or you can make it the most intense 35 minutes of your life. Whatever PT plan you decide, just plan on crushing every workout.
 

LimaPanther

Recon Marine
Verified SOF
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Messages
219
Don't dwell on age. My youngest daughter went in just shy of 29 to be a helicopter mechanic so she could be on helicopters as a crew chief. She is out now but used her GI Bill to go to college. Now has a Masters, is an adjunct professor at a Community College, and a Federal agent. Use the military to accomplish what you would like to do in the future. True you would like to become part of the SOF community but what do you want to do after that? Pick a job and let the military train you, get the experience, and then come out later to a job you would be interested in.
 

Grunt

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Welcome aboard and I wish you the very best of success with your plans. If not joining will turn into a regret, then go for it. Regrets never go away!
 

Polar Bear

They call me Mr Sunshine
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Messages
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Kentucky
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '2020
Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
A long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
Until they've faded, but trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back
At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked
You are not as fat as you imagine
Don't worry about the future
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubble gum
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. On some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you
Saying, don't be reckless with other people's hearts
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours
Floss
Don't waste your time on jealousy
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind
The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements
Stretch
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't
Get plenty of calcium
Be kind to your knees
You'll miss them when they're gone
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the 'Funky Chicken'
On your 75th wedding anniversary
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much
Or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it
It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
Read the directions even if you don't follow them
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly
Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good
Be nice to your siblings, they're your best link to your past
And the people most likely to stick with you in the future
Understand that friends come and go
But a precious few, who should hold on
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
For as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young
Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard
Live in northern California once but leave before it makes you soft
Travel
Accept certain inalienable truths
Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too, will get old
And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young
Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble
And children respected their elders
Respect your elders
Don't expect anyone else to support you
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse
But you never know when either one might run out
Never mess too much with your hair
Or by the time you're 40 it will look 85
Be careful whose advice you buy but be patient with those who supply it
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past
From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
And recycling it for more than it's worth
But trust me on the sunscreen
 

Muppet

Paratrooper
Verified Military
Joined
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Messages
10,682
Location
Wrong side of heaven, righteous side of hell
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '2020
Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
A long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
Until they've faded, but trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back
At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked
You are not as fat as you imagine
Don't worry about the future
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubble gum
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. On some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you
Saying, don't be reckless with other people's hearts
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours
Floss
Don't waste your time on jealousy
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind
The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements
Stretch
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't
Get plenty of calcium
Be kind to your knees
You'll miss them when they're gone
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the 'Funky Chicken'
On your 75th wedding anniversary
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much
Or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it
It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
Read the directions even if you don't follow them
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly
Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good
Be nice to your siblings, they're your best link to your past
And the people most likely to stick with you in the future
Understand that friends come and go
But a precious few, who should hold on
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
For as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young
Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard
Live in northern California once but leave before it makes you soft
Travel
Accept certain inalienable truths
Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too, will get old
And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young
Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble
And children respected their elders
Respect your elders
Don't expect anyone else to support you
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse
But you never know when either one might run out
Never mess too much with your hair
Or by the time you're 40 it will look 85
Be careful whose advice you buy but be patient with those who supply it
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past
From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
And recycling it for more than it's worth
But trust me on the sunscreen

This made me emotional and partially aroused...
 

TheReap3r

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Joined
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Messages
5
Location
Tennessee
Welcome! I'm not SOF but I totally relate to the "what program to choose" dilemma you talked about. For a long time I would program hop because it felt like I would learn something new and I just HAD to apply it to whatever PT I was already doing.

I have a plethora of military athlete programs if you're interested, just shoot me a PM. Once you decide on a workout plan to do, stop researching/looking for other stuff until you follow through with that one, whether its 4 weeks or 16. Youd be surprised how much general fitness will bleed over into a program that might emphasize something else. At least that's what I did, and I dont feel nearly as frantic as before, constantly worrying about if I had enough xyz a week.

The really old 10 week A&S prep guide I found starts with a 3 mile run and a calisthenics short card. You can half ass it and take an hour or you can make it the most intense 35 minutes of your life. Whatever PT plan you decide, just plan on crushing every workout.
Yes man please PM me.
 

TheReap3r

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Messages
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Location
Tennessee
A good friend of mine joined at 34, now he's in Psyops. Don't knock it till you try it, age is just a number
I enjoy working out which is partly why I thought I would like a “labor job” as an car plant worker. No standards really annoy me. Thus me considering Rangers and SWAT does sound like a good career after I’m out. Just seems like that is a path guys in their 20’s go down
 
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