Things to do leading up to Basic Training

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  1. I've got just over a couple of weeks left till I start basic training, and I can't wait! I figured I'd quit my part-time job and just chill out for the remaining time. But now I'm finding myself bored out my mind, and I feel like I'm wasting away looking for things to occupy myself. All my friends are still working, so there isn't much to do to be honest.

    What productive things can I do leading from now to training that could maybe benefit me for when I start? Obviously training is one, I'm doing training everyday but obviously I can't do it all day. I've been getting together my kitlist also.

    Any suggestions? :D
     
  2. I'd use the spare time to get outside of your town and find some open country hills, stick a bergen on your bag and get some hill training in. Your supposed to do NO weighted bergen training though on some para training programme thing I got... but whatever. That's my two cents.
     
  3. Relish being able to lie in.
     
  4. Ugh, I feel like a lazy slob already from it. But I guess I should be enjoying it while it lasts haha.
     
  5. Ignore that bone advice! You'll be getting enough of that crap once you've started basic.

    Go out and enjoy yourself!
     
  6. Go the pub, enjoy a beer.
     
  7. What, on his own?

     
  8. H3

    H3 LE

    Get out running then go swimming then go for a walk as your sounding like a couch spud !!!

    And it's not bone advice as some think :roll:
     
  9. Well your two cents is worthless, so if you make it to depot para lets hope that attitude changes.
     
  10. Fair enough, didn't intend to make a w*nker out of myself like that. Will wind my neck in.
     
  11. Wank
    Excercise (Leopard crawl round your back garden to whistle blasts for that authentic battle PT experience)
    Sleep
    Practice ironing BFO creases into things
    Shag
    Wank
     
  12. Sounds like a productive day to me!

    I was seriously thinking of driving out to one of several nearby good hill walking areas around here and doing some good quality hill walking for a few hours. I use to do it with college, you can't beat the fresh air.
     
  13. My advice would be just train your heart out sensibly, there is nothing to stop you training 3 times a day as long as you are not over doing it :)

    Also i would get into the habit now of getting up early on a regular basis, that way your body clock will have adjusted to it by the time you arrive for training, and you will be waking up in the morning feeling fresh :)

    Practice ironing, you will be doing it all yourself when you get there and often when you are knackered and under pressure to revise and such like, if its second nature or you are at least competent when you get there its another part of phase 1 you do not have to worry about.


    But training is the way forward, how well you prepare now will dictate how difficult or easy you make Phase 1 for yourself, you can never be too fit as the PTI's will find ways to test you :)
     
  14. use this time wisely and increase your drinking stamina
     
  15. Thanks fivetodo. The last few days I've been trying the getting up early thing actually. The thing is, I can get up reasonably okay, but later in the day I'll end up falling asleep for a couple of hours and then I can't sleep again till late, making me tired in the morning for when I get up early. It's a vicious circle haha, I just need a little bit more discipline during the day in resisting taking a nap!

    I think I'll definitely plan out 2-3 training sessions throughout the day, gives me something to stay awake for. Heck, I might even suggest to my parents that I'll start doing the ironing! 8O