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Old 12-09-2009, 05:32 PM
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Im 16, planning on joining the IDF when im 21-23 (live in US).
I can do a 7:30 mile, 35 pushups, and about 71 sit ups in one minute. I can also do 25 pull ups, 30 chin ups. Is this good enough for the IDF, because ive seen that i need to do 86 pushups and ive seen that you just have to max out at your personal best. I am lost. haha thanks in advance!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:48 AM
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No need to worry about those things now, you still have 5 years minimum! I was also at around the same fitness level at your age, and my advise is to just join the gym and keep working out throughout your college years. Do this and you should be in better shape than many of the Israelis joining the army at 18. Besides that, the army doesn't expect you to be super built when first joining. They will take you and help you train your way up to the requirements.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:24 PM
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You want to be in functional fit shape not metrosexual shape. I mean be real strong like a brick layer not a body builder. Very different strenghts. Eat right you'll be fine, oh one thing always keep the right form in your exercises.

Also look at Pavel and Dragondoor.com for real warrior strenght training.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:13 AM
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Guys who show up at enlistment day 250 pounds and 5'6" are taken into the IDF. You are then assigned according to your capabilities.

No one is looking for superman, and it would be a lie to tell you there are extra benefits in being, well, GI Joe.

The hardest adjustment to army life is your first week in. You spend it discovering that no matter how special, how intelligent, how successful, how buff, how superior a human being you are, you are the same pile of dung as the guy dressed in green standing next to you. You will think at first it is a plot against you, but the system is made to make you get over it.
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Well I was also at around the same fitness level at your age, and my advise is to just join the gym and keep working out throughout your college years. Do this and you should be in better shape than many of the Israelis joining the army at 18.
Is that better with or without the Xanax being pedaled in your signature?
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Quote by Rafi: The hardest adjustment to army life is your first week in. You spend it discovering that no matter how special, how intelligent, how successful, how buff, how superior a human being you are, you are the same pile of dung as the guy dressed in green standing next to you. You will think at first it is a plot against you, but the system is made to make you get over it.

That's priceless. The best I've ever heard it described, especially when your standing there with no hair on your head!.

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Old 09-06-2010, 02:14 PM
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Is that better with or without the Xanax being pedaled in your signature?
Our XANAX peddler is gone.

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We are here because we love you all, not because we want to sell you stuff. (OK, so maybe we don't love all of you). And while many posters are walking advertisements for XANAX, we don't endorse promote nor sell any products here.
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Quote by Rafi: The hardest adjustment to army life is your first week in. You spend it discovering that no matter how special, how intelligent, how successful, how buff, how superior a human being you are, you are the same pile of dung as the guy dressed in green standing next to you. You will think at first it is a plot against you, but the system is made to make you get over it.

That's priceless. The best I've ever heard it described, especially when your standing there with no hair on your head!.

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I remember standing outside on the yellow painted footprints, the unfamiliar smells, the cold evening air, the diesel bus exhaust as these triangular-shaped giants in Smokey Hats ranted, raved, screamed, welcomed us to hell and told us how our lives were over. What great memories!
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I agree the physical is the easy part and from the sound of it you will have no problems unless you change your activity drastically ( the wrong way ) ... hardest part will be mental
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I remember standing outside on the yellow painted footprints, the unfamiliar smells, the cold evening air, the diesel bus exhaust as these triangular-shaped giants in Smokey Hats ranted, raved, screamed, welcomed us to hell and told us how our lives were over. What great memories!
Funny the kind of stuff a person remembers. For me that was four decades ago and a late July night so the air was hot and humid, but everything else you describe is exactly the way it was during those first initial minutes, hours, days and weeks. Strange scents like the unique smell of our initial issue clothing, the chow being cooked up in the mess halls that drifted throughout the atmosphere, the stench of cordite on firing ranges...and on and on and on.
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Fitness is very important role to the IMS because when the member is fit then its duty very care and responsibility, they should daily exercise to fil the body and health specially running and gym are good exercise and diet are also very important role to the fitness to body and health.
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when i was a boy i worked with animals ALL day throwing hay bundles and fighting rams, and goats. When i was in army I found it easy! My father waked me at dark and I went home at dark.
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when i was a boy i worked with animals ALL day throwing hay bundles and fighting rams, and goats. When i was in army I found it easy! My father waked me at dark and I went home at dark.
I love animals, specially dogs. I can't willingly hurt animals, hunting is fine but no inhumane slaughtering for fun.
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I never killed any, the ones we ate my father killed.
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I never killed any, the ones we ate my father killed.
This was, of course, before he moved to Chicago.
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