Hey so, I have always wondered if doing some of these designed workouts for candidates entering directly to a selection or schoolhouse (that usually state do the workout until 3 days or a week before the selection or school starts) are somewhat unnecessary if your are brand new to the military and having to go through basic still. Now with that being said I understand why guys would probably want to prove to themselves that they can perform some of the tasks they will be asked to do ex: 50m underwaters, clearing a snorkel/mask etc. The question being do I need to put my body through some grueling ruck or some other type of workout that can potentially cause unnecessary wear and tear on your body (if theres one common thing I've read its there will be plenty of wear and tear in military training) when I am going to lose some of the conditioning from doing the exercise in the 6 weeks (Air Force basic in my case) and sometimes longer for other branches that I won't be doing that activity in basic. For me specially I am going for TACP, so I'm not asking if I need to ruck or not because I know I need to get my body accustomed to doing so, but do I need to be doing a 10 mile heavy weight ruck each week if I'm basically not going to be rucking for the next 6 weeks or longer. Especially because some of these selections will have prep courses for guys brand new to the military to complete before selection to get them acclimated (I believe I specifically read this true about SFAS). My question essentially is I know I need to be getting used to doing some of the stuff I will be later on in training but with basic coming first where do you think you draw the line in effective preparation and unnecessary workload on your body that won't effect you by the time you get to what you were preparing for. I know this info will be helpful to me and others to maybe avoid over training leading to injuries once they finally get to selection.