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?
Posted 2 y ago
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.
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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