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Old 09-03-2010, 10:12 PM
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Default IDF type of push-up

What type of push up is the one the IDF uses?
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:51 AM
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The regular push-up. No group uses dive-bombers, except maybe the Marines, and that's simply for competition, not for entry/training. I don't know any other push-ups from those 2.
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There's no general type, it's exactly the same as you do at home, it just depends whether it's a punishment or a workout.

If it's punishment given to you by your bootcamp commanders, it's the regular type but they will make you do well over a hundred each time, or stay on all fours for about an hour (Experienced both those, and more).

As for workout, the commanders at bootcamp and advanced training are taught the art of muscle building and body physique in general, not in specific terms, and as such they use different kinds of push ups to build their recruits' muscles, shoulder-broad push ups to build your arms, double-shoulder-broadness to build your shoulder muscles and narrow (Thumbs touching) push ups to build your chest muscles. It depends, but generally we use the usual kind.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:57 PM
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...No group uses dive-bombers, except maybe the Marines, and that's simply for competition, not for entry/training. (bold and italics mine)
Really? And your comment is based on what sort of factual information?
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:24 AM
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From the OFFICIAL SEAL website, page 4 of the OFFICIAL SEAL PT guide, page 4:

http://www.sealswcc.com/navy-seals-p...ing-guide.aspx

(under variations)--include wide, narrow(triceps) and dive-bombers.



There are numerous exercises that are used by all the combat oriented units that are not the traditional PT test exercises, different types of push ups, sit ups, pull ups, lunges, duck walks, etc. If you are coming here asking questions about the different units, how do you know what they do and don't do, especially if you haven't experienced them??

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If you are coming here asking questions about the different units, how do you know what they do and don't do, especially if you haven't experienced them??

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The silence is deafening, huh?
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The silence is deafening, huh?
Always, heck even the lowly PT US Air Force uses dive bombers, lunges and squats in their training.

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Always, heck even the lowly PT US Air Force uses dive bombers, lunges and squats in their training.

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Considering the original question inquired as to what sort of push-up was used in the IDF and had nothing to do with United States forces, don't know how my beloved Corps got involved anyway.

Besides: If you recall, we've already determined in another thread that Israel has no Marine Corps.
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Considering the original question inquired as to what sort of push-up was used in the IDF and had nothing to do with United States forces, don't know how my beloved Corps got involved anyway.

Besides: If you recall, we've already determined in another thread that Israel has no Marine Corps.
Yep, plus as Rafi has eluded to, too many times to count, all this type stuff doesn't matter in the big picture. You'll do what exercise your TI demands, you'll run as far as they make you(giving you the time to bend over and puke of course).

The true quality is your ability to listen, work as a team, lead if your put into a leadership position. PT, weapons training, what type of vehicles you drive are all secondary to the above.


My favorite Rafi quote on this matter: 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.

If you still cannot get over the "PT issue," if you can do the PT from the following link, you will be OK:
http://www.military.com/military-fit...er-school-prep

O, and if you can't do 1 dive bomber push up, I guarantee by the end of your training, you will be able to do several. TI's are amazing creatures that seem to bring out the best in individuals and can bring out your ability to do the impossible, in your mind!!

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Yes , also change them permanently , so if you want to have nice hands in future be careful doing that .
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