Hi, my name’s Amy McCauley, and I’m going
to discuss with you how to get ready for Marine Corps basic training. You want to first start
with a run. Try to get yourself up to two to three miles–you’re going to be doing a
lot of running in the Marine Corps, so get your endurance up, and try to get that, again,
up to two to three miles. Focus on pull-ups, a lot of upper body strength, as well as push-ups.
Try to get as many as you can. Set a goal, and each week try to gain a little bit more
strength as you go with your pull-ups and your push-ups. You can vary going back and
forth from a pull-up to a push-up. And try to circuit train with that, as well as working
on your abdominal muscles–try to get your core strength built up, because you’re going
to be doing a lot of abdominal work. Jumping jacks, eight count body builders, any kind
of leg lifts, getting the hips strong are really good ideas. So, again, think about
a two-three mile run, try to get that up, pull-ups, push-ups, crunches, jumping jacks,
and any kind of bodybuilders maybe try squats, lunges, just to get yourself ready for the
training you’re about to endure. Stay positive and good luck.