Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 54

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Hey everybody, I'm starting a thread here for those applying to the Army Nurse Corps in FY2013. I figure this might be a good place to get to know other future nurse corps officers and a place for the veterans of the ANC to pass... Read More


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    Quote from LunahRN
    Google is your friend. Army-Fitness.com. There are also videos on YouTube. You cannot be held by your calves -- only feet or ankles. Fingers are laced behind head. There are plenty of apps and guides regarding Army fitness and the proper way to execute sit-ups and push-ups. One tip regarding the sit-ups: do not use your muscles to control your descent -- just let yourself fall back. Otherwise you expend far more energy and won't be able to do as many sit-ups. I learned this the hard way. Good luck!
    Lunah, it is so ironic that you mentioned just falling back. Last night at the gym my husband said the same thing. I never realized that I was doing that, and it really made a difference. I have greatly improved my run and push-ups, but my sit-ups have been struggling. Hopefully, now that I know this, I will start improving on them as well.
    Thanks for the website!!!
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    You're welcome! Sit-ups were (and still are) my weakest APFT event. Experiment with having someone hold your ankles vs. feet as well -- I found I do best when someone holds my ankles and my heels are on the ground with my toes up off the ground. I totally use my legs to do sit-ups, which kind of screws up my run because my legs are already a little tired, but whatever works.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Here is another great resource: 550 Cord | APFT Calculator, Land Nav Training Software, Body Fat Calculator, Army Smart Card Creator. 550cord also has a great app (for Android, at least) to calculate APFT scores. Also, this is what I used for running, the Couch to 5K plan: The Couch-to-5K Running Plan | C25K Mobile App. It takes just 9 weeks to complete, and that is what I did before I commissioned. There are C25K apps as well, but I don't like them too much -- I just figured out the times for each segment on my treadmill and did it that way. Big fan of C25K -- I was never, ever a runner, but it really worked for me.
    Thanks! I am the same as you, I have never been a runner. When I started training about 3 months ago, I could barely run a mile. Now, I can run 5 miles! Considering you have been through this before, how much should I be prepared to run on a daily basis at BOLC? I just want to make sure that I am conditioned enough that I can stay with the group and not fall out.
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    Quote from DaniRN421
    Thanks! I am the same as you, I have never been a runner. When I started training about 3 months ago, I could barely run a mile. Now, I can run 5 miles! Considering you have been through this before, how much should I be prepared to run on a daily basis at BOLC? I just want to make sure that I am conditioned enough that I can stay with the group and not fall out.
    In our morning PT, if we were running (which we often did), we were separated by ability groups, groups based on how fast you run your two miles -- I was always in the 20-minutes-and-up group. LOL. The most I ran at one time was probably a little over three miles. They do try to get a little more creative with PT and do stuff besides running. Some of the other ability groups (the ones I thought of as the "gazelle people") probably ran more than our ability group did. But if you can do 5 miles, you should be just fine!
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    Thanks for all the advice Lunah!
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    You're very welcome. You'll be surprised how many people show up for BOLC without having done a sit-up or push-up ... they will be in for an unpleasant awakening! You're smart to be starting now. Great job!!!
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    Let's get a roll call. Everyone that still checks here, that has taken part in this thread, just type out a few lines of where you are in the process, any school dates, OML list# that kind of thing. Maybe it will help everyone heading to BOLC know who to look for. My Wife is selected LoI signed, contract signed but still waiting on the contact from the branch manager, and any school dates. As far as I know her security clearance hasn't post yet either.
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    Quote from nursespouse
    Let's get a roll call. Everyone that still checks here, that has taken part in this thread, just type out a few lines of where you are in the process, any school dates, OML list# that kind of thing. Maybe it will help everyone heading to BOLC know who to look for. My Wife is selected LoI signed, contract signed but still waiting on the contact from the branch manager, and any school dates. As far as I know her security clearance hasn't post yet either.
    I am at the exact same point in the process as your wife Nursespouse. I am really hoping that I get placed in the March BOLC class, but I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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    Lunah,

    I sent you a PM back, but I'm not sure if you received it. It didn't show up in my sent box, so I'm not sure what is going on with it.
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    Quote from DaniRN421
    I sent you a PM back, but I'm not sure if you received it. It didn't show up in my sent box, so I'm not sure what is going on with it.
    I got it, no worries!!


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