Hello all, my name is Lee. I've been following the site for a couple weeks and decided to sign up for a bit more involvement. I take on USMC PLC my freshman year (I'm 18, looking at commissioning after college) in ~11 months. I plan on contracting Marine Aviation and after (2?) years they pull you out of the cockpit and you choose to be a recruiter or forward air controller (I prefer FAC).
I've been on a workout routine for 16 weeks that was great for what it needed to do. I got in amazing shape compared to what I used to be capable of. I completed it and was going to recycle it but just got bored with it (after 16 weeks of the same pushup routine). I was looking at CrossFit/SR/etc type workouts and was led to this site.
I've been following the ETG (Phase II starts today) and am already noticing improvements (part mental because I am not bored and part physical because my body has no idea what a kettlebell swing is, which may I remind you sucks when all you have is a hitch to a truck!). Three days ago I set my new chinup (USMC PFT standard) record (23), and two days ago swam 4x as many laps in the pool as I ever have been able to (swam 1000m without too much difficulty, farthest I've ever swam was 400 in a triathlon and it killed me), so I'm definitely going to stick with this and am loving the intensity.
Well plans change around interestingly enough and I'm now off to take my PAST test on May 9th to qualify for a TACP slot. Cool stuff. Wish me luck fellas.
That's pretty sweet, good luck man!