can u join the army if ur a bodybuilder?

#1
i was watching worlds strongest man and i was just wonderin can u join the army if ur that big? but can do the 1.5 mile run in the time u have to do it in?
 
#4
Right ok, Well if they meet the physical standards, the medical standards, and fitness standards then why not?
As long as they have a BMI within the allowed region, and body-fat also in the allowed regions, then why not?
I mean, I'm far from being an expert!! But if they can do the job, then I don't see no problems..
 
#7
You may have trouble explaining your BMI of 48, but if you can run like the wind regardless, who knows. How gnarly are you Conan?
 
#8
Aunty Stella said:
If your penis has shrunk, you have grown breasts and get moody through hormone abuse, try the Navy :)
I ticked the boxes for all the above, but they won't want me..
 
#9
SaturN said:
Right ok, Well if they meet the physical standards, the medical standards, and fitness standards then why not?
As long as they have a BMI within the allowed region, and body-fat also in the allowed regions, then why not?
I mean, I'm far from being an expert!! But if they can do the job, then I don't see no problems..
I don't think the guys on WSM would be within the required BMI limits. (but i'm not telling them)
 
#10
Im a big guy. i bench 130 kg's (6 reps) weigh 15 and a half stone. and i passed adsc with 10.50 on the mile and a half. it can be done. mind over matter. push yourself - it will be hard.
 
#11
Just pass the selection, be remember your Bodybuilder physique will change to a normal one thorugh basic.
 
#13
chocolate_frog said:
Just pass the selection, be remember your Bodybuilder physique will change to a normal one thorugh basic.
I would agree


Based on the amount of physical work and sub maintenance calories you'll be getting you'll drop a lot of weight (so you'll be less pretty boy ish if you a body builder).

And its you are/you're
 
#14
o if you have muscle you loss it ... Sucks , and if so does it come back after training if you hit the weights again ,you dont loose lots of muscle do you?
 
#15
I think we need a photograph...preferably 'nekkid' to acertain physical suitability! ahem I am a medic, purely professional interest you understand!
 
#16
corbuk said:
o if you have muscle you loss it ... Sucks , and if so does it come back after training if you hit the weights again ,you dont loose lots of muscle do you?
Well what muscle you do lose will be pretty easy to get back - Muscle memory. :wink:
 
#17
corbuk said:
o if you have muscle you loss it ... Sucks , and if so does it come back after training if you hit the weights again ,you dont loose lots of muscle do you?
Through basic you will lose muscle, because you don't have time to maintain it.

Afterwards, you may train again and get it back. However, be warned. The bodybuilder physique does not really lend itself to many sports or physical tasks other than bodybuilding.

You will probably find you have to work very hard on running in order to pass the PFT. Probably be quite embarrasing to end up on remedials but look like you could crush walnuts in your biceps!!!!

Soldiers need all round fitness not just the ability to look like the Hulk and bench press panzers.
 
#18
corbuk said:
o if you have muscle you loss it ... Sucks , and if so does it come back after training if you hit the weights again ,you dont loose lots of muscle do you?
Do you call your boss Kemo Sabe?
Is he a masked stranger with a white horse?
 

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