Hello everyone, I stumbled upon this website after searching for SOME kind of guidance on getting into shape for USAF Special Tactics. Your guides showed up and I followed them here... I have a couple questions for you!
I have no realistic physical background, other than the fact that I dropped over 80 pounds over this past year as I was tired of being overweight and needed a life change. I'm in the process of joining the Air Force and I've decided a career in Special Tactics is what truly appeals to me. I'm mainly considering CCT & TACP. My EAD is set at 1 Jun 2010, but I haven't finalized my enlistment or signed a DEP contract yet. I'm not sure how long it'll take me to get into shape, as I've never done any type of training before.
I see that two of your guides may be what I'm looking for, so I was wondering if anyone could spare some guidance. "From Street to Elite Vol 1" seems like it may be exactly what I'm looking for, but I was hoping someone could tell me what types of workouts it involves. Unfortunately I don't have access to a pool or any type of special equipment, so that's a factor I have to keep in mind. There's a YMCA locally, but the pool is rather small and intended for children, so that's not much help for me... Every time I've gone over there it's full of kids. :(
Then there's the USAF TACP Elite Training Guide, which I'm not sure if it's geared for someone who has no fitness background. So.. I'm not sure which one would work better for me. I'm mainly struggling with my push ups and pull ups, and I haven't had a chance to gauge my running yet, as I'm in Oklahoma and I'm still dealing with the horrible winter weather... Being from Florida this is NOT my cup of tea.
I was told I could take the PAST at anytime, and multiple times, up to 45 days before I ship for BMT. I'm not sure if I should change my EAD date or not, as I have no idea how long it'll take to get into shape. I'm still going to join if I don't qualify... but I want to give it a damn good shot!
Any tips, BTDT or advice for a newbie like me?