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I have exactly 2 months before I leave for bootcamp. I am not in my best physical shape. I am within weight standards, which is great. I just cant do my required situps unfortunately... =(

Advice, anyone, please...

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There is a gal on  who just got out of boot camp about 2 weeks ago, her user name is Allygater213, just send her a pm and she will tell you the complete scoop.   

Thanks a bunch! I need it. I will drop her a line. I'm feeling a little discouraged, I could use ANY advice... LoL.

My son worked out with Navy Seals for three months before BC and he was more than physically ready.

Have you talked to your recruiter?

Like Craig mentioned.....look up the girl he mentioned and I know I've seen other young ladies post here about training.

Good luck to'll do fine!!

Thank you ma'am. I have spoken to my recruiter, he gave me a lot of advice too. He even gave me a packet with all the need to knows in it about getting in shape with the right workout and diet. I am new to N4M, I'm still learning how to navigate around the website. I will try looking for them too. Thank you so much again! I appreciate it.
ha! story of my life! and now they can PT wit us and should b doin so. try talking to him about that maybe? he sounds like a good recruiter so it shouldnt b too big of a deal. i go to boot in 3 months so i feel the pressure too haha

Run (in boots if you have any) and swim!


Unfortunately I dont have any combat boots. Also, I dont have a gym membership either, I cant really afford one right now. My run isnt good. I cant make my time. Thats why I am so worried. I feel so far from ready.

My son was also not fit when he joined, and didn't have access to a gym, so he just did the following.


Ran for 20 minutes every other day. And each day, he could run farther in that 20 minutes. You can use hiking or work boots instead of combat boots, but Chris simply wore running shoes.

Do pushups until you can't anymore, then do "girlie" pushups (on your knees) until you can't do those anymore either. Twice a day. He doubled his push-ups in 10 days.

Do situps until you can't do them anymore. Twice a day.


Eat plenty of protein, to build/repair muscles. Also, make sure you eat a good breakfast and don't skip meals. Eat 4-6 small meals instead of 3 large ones. It is best to exercise about 2 hours after you eat. Never exercise if you have not eaten within the last 5 hours.


By the time he got to boot camp, it was far easier than he expected, and passed his PFT easily.

santiago - We have a big discussion right now at NavyDEP concerning deppers not being able to get in the Navy Knowledge Online website to take the ATT course before they go to boot camp.  Alot of recruiter have know idea about this course, even though it's been a couple years since it was released.  So what you need to do is show your recruiter this offical news release and say you want to take this course.  You will be known as a "hot runner" by doing things that most deppers don't do, which is a good thing. Here is what was orginally posted:


Read this (the offical release):

and this is a recent post from a recruiter on NavyDEP concerning the NKO and ATT course when questioned why recruiters don't know about this course:

"i do help my deppers set up and get started on nko when it works.  A lot of the time nko will not let them set up a account to use because meps never set up their access so it make it hard.  That is why most recruiters don't know anything about it "

What you need to do is read this, which shows you how to get a NKO account as a depper:

Please read this from the tutorial:
on page 13 you will read this:

All this info is posted at:

I hope this helps you....

If you don't have boots, just run in your tennis shoes. You can swim and use YMCA facilities for FREE!!

The people at our local YMCA acted like they had never heard of such a thing. :(

Still checking on it... Keep getting the run-around...

Ours just required seeing a DEP card or military ID card. We are in WA State. Maybe that makes a difference? It shouldn't though.


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