Posted on May 8, 2019
SPC Kole Cordier
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I am 5'10" and about 150 lbs. I am pretty skinny but in decent athletic shape. I have been power-lifting the last 2 years and I started at only 130. I am worried I will lose everything I have worked for and some people say you lose weight no matter how skinny you are at basic and others say I will gain weight because of the increased physical demands. Maybe drill sergeants will let me eat twice? lol I don't know but I digress. What do you guys think?
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SGM Bill Frazer
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Damn which is more important to you getting thru OSUT or looking buff?
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SPC Kole Cordier
SPC Kole Cordier
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Getting through OSUT for sure Sergeant Major! Though looking buff would be a great bonus.
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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SGM Bill Frazer A young man I know of is extremely dedicated to his workouts at whatever gym is available. Study time for a professional licensing test is not viewed as important. Having failed two portions of a requirement already, “we” are surprised he does not start to study and forego the buffness for a while!
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MSG Chief Executive Officer (Ceo)
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Focus on your fitness and do not focus on gaining weight. In the Army, you can put yourself in hot water if you get too heavy (flagged for failing body composition standards, etc.) despite being "fit" and able to pass the APFT. I've seen friends go through hell because they were too heavy and I do not wish that stress on anybody.
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SPC Kole Cordier
SPC Kole Cordier
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Thanks, Sergeant. Appreciate the input.
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MSG Tom Earley
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I was skinny when I went to OSUT in 1982. I was athletic, and in good shape at about 175lbs, and 6 feet tall. I ate everything on my plate 3 times a day and still lost 10 lbs in boot camp. I gained it back from eating right and going to the gym at my first assignment. Don't worry too much. Sounds like you are prepared, and after boot camp is over you will have plenty of time to eat right, and work out. Best of luck.
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