- Jul 5, 2013
I am currently doing the Four Horsemen workout plan, got turned onto it by a a friend of my brothers that went through TACP. Its a great program in my opinion pushes me and it focuses a lot on core, deadlifting(all the time!!), and pull ups. With various calisthenics thrown into the mix with some heavy lifting. Very good workout. That lasts 4 months, but I have been doing it for about 9 months now. Just keep recycling it. So if anyone is interested in it I have a copy I purchased PDF. Its worth a look if your not familiar with it.
Recently I started rucking, not really to familiar with that though, and I dont want to over due it and injure myself before I even get picked up in a slot. But my most recent time (yesterday) I rucked with 45lbs dumbbell, for 4 miles in 44:52. I am not sure what requirements are on that for cross trainees, but I have read if I understand it correctly that people that cross train have to complete a 3 mile ruck at 50lb load in 45:00 minutes.
Other than working out and staying fit and swimming. I am planning on hiring a swim coach to teach me swimming techniques when I get back in October. So other than what I have said, do you guys see anything I could be doing or should be doing more or less of. I also run every other morning 3 miles. I dont want to hurt myself though before I even go, I scheduled my Class III Flight Physical for November, so everything is in order.
The USAF is a pretty big place, is there a way to stand out more or less by doing way better than your maximum and minimums on the PAST test, all 5s on your EPRs or anything maybe college that would separate you better between people getting selected to even get a start date. I am a First Term Airman by the way, so from what I hear I cant really be denied if I meet all requirements to do the training. But I am not putting all my chips on that, I'd rather want someone to pick me up than to just be like, oh fta mise well, lol.
Sorry its so long and if its in the wrong section, if it is just delete it or shoot me a message and ill move it. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer, dont give me any spoilers of selection or the pipeline though ;)!