Thread: Who here is in the military?
01-07-2006, 12:15 AM #1
Who here is in the military?
I was just a little curious as to how many bodybuilders here serve in the military. I just signed my contract this monday and it got me thinking.
I enlisted in the Army. Active duty for the next 4 years. Curious as to what will happen with my dieting and weightlifting habits. I'm sure people have had different experiences depending on their M.O.S. and what branch they serve in. So to anyone here that serves, what's your bb life like?
01-07-2006, 11:04 AM #2
Bump. I'm curious too. I'm thinking about enlisting in the Canadian Army. Yup, apparently we have an army. Wondering how everyone enjoyed it. I thinking about a radio specialist... or in comunications through them too. My dentist did it, and he loved it.
01-07-2006, 11:08 AM #3
USMC here, diet is hard, but training is going on all the time. i stay in shape, just dont get to eat like i would like to most of the time.
01-07-2006, 11:10 AM #4
start of continue your cardio, and endurance is most important.. the mental strain that comes from over training is the worst..
you must develop the ability to perform under stress.. physical 1st, then mental..
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01-07-2006, 02:15 PM #5
former USMC agree with devil1.......unless your at 29 palms
01-07-2006, 02:51 PM #6
Nice info. Good to know.
01-07-2006, 03:17 PM #7
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I play Battlefield2 a lot , does that count ?
01-07-2006, 03:42 PM #8
retired U.S. Army 1983-2002
I'd say that it depends a great deal on your MOS, but during basic you will not see a gym (unless you are one of these remedial PT lard asses they let in) If you are in a non combat MOS and work and live on a base then your life won't be much different that it probably is now, you can train after work, access to supplements. I think the biggest problem is frequncy of meals. I worked in Iraq as a contractor 2003-2004, and we evetually got some weights, but 6 meals a day is a little tough in primative conditions, unless you really like detour bars, stallone pudding, tuna right out of the can, and protein powder mixed with warm water...
Congratulations on your enlistment and thank you for your service.
01-07-2006, 04:05 PM #9
I was originally looking into the marines but talked to some paratroopers from the 82nd and decided that's what I wanted to do. They almost talked me into intelligence because of my ASVAB score, but the idea of sitting behind a desk decrypting communications didn't sound like fun. So I enlisted as an 11B, Infantryman, and got the contract written so that after my 13 week basic I go to airborne school, and then take the 10 day course to become air assault, and then SF. Special Forces has a higher drop out rate than B.U.D.S. training these days. I hope I can make it.
01-07-2006, 04:10 PM #10
Hey, to the guys that serve, what about gear? I would imagine that depends on your M.O.S. as well as where you get stationed. I doubt I could pull it off in Iraq, but it looks like I'll be spending a bit of time with the 101st in Kentucky. I guess I'll just have to see.
01-07-2006, 04:25 PM #11
Thanks to all of you for your service.
01-07-2006, 04:37 PM #12Originally Posted by Logan13
01-07-2006, 04:45 PM #13Originally Posted by 1buffsob
Anabolics aren't even tested for unless you give them a reason to test you so just keep that stuff to yourself and no one will mess with you. Also, most of my friends are in Iraq right now for their second tour there. Steroids are easier to get and use in Iraq than in the States!
01-07-2006, 04:46 PM #14
script what you in germany for?
01-07-2006, 04:50 PM #15Originally Posted by USfighterFC
BTW, I hate this country...
01-07-2006, 04:58 PM #16Originally Posted by scriptfactory
And as for juicing in Iraq, what about anti-e, clomid, syringes, your basic neccesities. Not to mention finding a source, making sure it's legit, then dragging it around as you hump all through out the God foresaken wasteland known as Iraq. I would imagine simplicity would be the way to go. Long acting esters like test e, deca , eq
01-07-2006, 05:08 PM #17Originally Posted by 1buffsob
No one gets you naked and does a physical...
Room checks are once a month but they don't do that while you are deployed. You just have to keep your stuff stashed away or outside of your room! The only thing you really have to watch out for are Health and Welfare inspections (where they bring in the dogs to look for drugs!) They will toss your entire room if they think you are using rec drugs.
If you don't smoke weed now, you'll probably start once you are in. The Army can be stressful than a motherf-er. You'll either smoke like a dragon or drink like a fish by the time you are out. Have fun!
01-07-2006, 05:20 PM #18Originally Posted by scriptfactory
As for smoking and drinking, I don't do either. Smoked weed once in my life and gave up drinking after high school. But like you said, life in the military is nothing like you would expect.
01-07-2006, 05:30 PM #19Originally Posted by 1buffsob
MREs are crap. After Basic you will have always have access to things like protein shakes/powder and tuna. Even in Iraq. They sell some things at the PX and you will have internet access to order stuff online.
01-07-2006, 05:41 PM #20Originally Posted by scriptfactory
01-07-2006, 05:48 PM #21Originally Posted by 1buffsob
When I joined the Army I had almost maxed my ASVAB. I had a 129 or 130 GT score and they told me I could become and Army computer programmer at any time. Well, when I had joined they said I would have to wait until I re-enlisted so don't believe anything a recruiter tells you. No matter what they say, they DO get perks for the amount of noobs they recruit.
01-07-2006, 05:58 PM #22
Yeah, most recruiters are full of it. But mine was awesome. I told him excactly what I wanted. When it came time to sign the contract with the "guidance counselor" airborne wasn't there along with enough of a bonus. My recruiter kicked me in the leg, which was my signal to back out. The guy eventually gave me the full bonus along with a promise for airborne in the contract. The fact that my recruiter was 11B from the 101st and hated every minute of recruiting really helped. He told me up front that if I wasn't getting what I wanted, walk the fook out. With my ASVAB scores and college education, they weren't about to let me go.
01-07-2006, 06:13 PM #23
11Bravo is the way to go!!
If you want to learn about computers go to community college...
01-07-2006, 06:34 PM #24
That's what I said Brewer. Who joins the army to sit behind a desk. Most people think I'm crazy, or have a death wish, or say I don't know what I'm getting myself into. I say FOOK them. I got a 98 on my ASVAB so the guidance dude is all like "Being in the intelligence community and serving your country is just as important as 11B. You would be more valuable there than you would anywhere else." I told him to take one look at me. I was born for this kind of thing. Hardwork, heavyloads, no rest, and getting to blow sh!t up. That's where it's at man.
01-07-2006, 08:14 PM #25Originally Posted by 1buffsob
In the field, drink as much water as you can, use any spare time to sleep
take care bro, have fun
(reservist infantry, 5 years)
01-07-2006, 09:49 PM #26
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In the military you don't always get time to eat like you want or lift when you want. But the Marines puts a lot of stress into being physically in shape - so they are likely to let you go for PT during "duty hours"... and you have to be a little creative out in the field (beware of beef jerky - a lot of sodium!)... I used to do rows with sand bags supersetted with the pull ups... Marines tend to keep pull up bars everywhere. If you have a chow hall on camp - it's buffet choices for food!
Overseas contractor has been pretty good. Nice gym provided on base and the Dining Facility always has like 6 ways to eat chicken
01-07-2006, 09:53 PM #27
i am not in the military, I like to lift and be big.
01-07-2006, 09:55 PM #28
saluuu huh? monkey huh lol
01-07-2006, 09:57 PM #29Originally Posted by Bigpup101
Yes it is me, do you need some advice? Look at your avatar I could help you achieve much more.
Lifting isn't a job for me it is a LIVING.
01-07-2006, 09:57 PM #30VET Retired
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01-07-2006, 09:58 PM #31Originally Posted by Bigpup101
01-07-2006, 09:58 PM #32
I'm am on this board to help the future of bodybuilding, sent from a land far away.
01-07-2006, 09:59 PM #33Originally Posted by Warrior
It is me young Warrior, I see you haven't changed much, still up to your old games huh?
How are you? How have you been?
01-07-2006, 10:02 PM #34Originally Posted by Warrior
i am half monkey and half human
01-07-2006, 10:02 PM #35Originally Posted by SaluuU
i've achieved more than whats in my avatar but thanks bro, good to see you around
01-07-2006, 10:04 PM #36
I missed this place, I am going to try not to get banned this time. I am changed and no longer believe in me beating up people while on. I am now in trining to achieve a physiqe close to Ronnie Coleman, my idol.
01-07-2006, 10:24 PM #37
the military is not that bad bro, dont go and start using rec drugs. as long as your cool about everything youll be able to use all the anabolics you want. just stay in the gym in your off time, it is noticed. they will think of you as a weight lifter not a juicer.
01-08-2006, 05:09 AM #38
btw, if your a bigger lad - expect to be attached to the platoon wpns det
again, keep it real pimp
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01-08-2006, 09:45 AM #39
I'm looking forward to it. Nice picture GQ-Bouncer.
I am a big guy though. Not for Bodybuilder standards mind you, but as far as army standards are concerned. 6'2" 218 14%bf. I spend the next 6 weeks dietig so I should be under 10% when I go in. 13 weeks of basic is going to be rough on all this new muscle I just earned, but hopefully it will come back quick once I'm out of boot.
01-08-2006, 09:49 AM #40Originally Posted by 1buffsob
You see the big guys trying to sneak food to keep their weight up - but the Drill Instructors end up killin' everyone for it... so in the end you burn more calories runnin' around the hooch all night... and then face the wrath of your peers... but you'll get it back...
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