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Old 09-07-2017, 13:23   #16
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"And I was an animal. 100+ pushups, 100+ sit-ups and could run a sub 5 minute"


Pssshhhh....I did this......once.....(in my dreams).
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Old 09-07-2017, 13:38   #17
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The bars, run-dodge-and jump and the inverted crawl.

Miss those events.

Don't miss the 2 mile run in boots though.
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Old 09-07-2017, 14:15   #18
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I have ran a sub 5 minute mile when I was on Active Duty.

I almost died....but that's not the point...
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Old 09-07-2017, 16:21   #19
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There was a grandpa in my selection class. He was selected but was bounced from the Q because he chose to obstinately counter doctrine too often with the cadre.
He was AR Infantry in a LRRS platoon in AK.
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Old 09-07-2017, 16:26   #20
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There was a grandpa in my selection class. He was selected but was bounced from the Q because he chose to obstinately counter doctrine too often with the cadre.
He was AR Infantry in a LRRS platoon in AK.
I couldn't imagine to disregard doctrine. That's a no go....
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Old 09-07-2017, 18:10   #21
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The bars, run-dodge-and jump and the inverted crawl.

Miss those events.

Don't miss the 2 mile run in boots though.
Do people actually run in boots anymore. I thought that stopped in the 80s.
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Old 09-07-2017, 21:41   #22
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At 20 years of age Pre-Phase and the SFQC were pretty challenging but not impossible. I do remember a few older (over 30) guys and it seemed like they either excelled and did ok or washed out pretty quickly. At 55 if I tried any of that physical stuff again it would probably kill me.
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Old 09-07-2017, 22:21   #23
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Do people actually run in boots anymore.
No! Nowadays, the Bad Guys give you enough warning so that you can put on your running shoes before they shoot.

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Old 09-08-2017, 13:07   #24
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PSM, that or they end up prematurely blow themselves up.

I wonder if the suicide bombers are just the dumb guys they convince it's for Allah, but in reality they just can't do anything else productive for the cause.
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Old 09-15-2017, 16:46   #25
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You'll be called Grandpa so laugh with them. You will probably have wisdom and experience needed to gain the strength they may offer when needed most.

I was 25 at the time and can honestly say I was in better shape (physical and mentally) at 30-35 than I was before.

Age is only a mindset not a limitation. Good luck to you.
I agree I was 31 when I went through

This age their are guys older than 30 going
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PSM, that or they end up prematurely blow themselves up.

I wonder if the suicide bombers are just the dumb guys they convince it's for Allah, but in reality they just can't do anything else productive for the cause.
And to that I say....

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Training for SFAS ?
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Training for SFAS ?

I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BELIEVING WHY THE REGIMENT WOULD CONSIDER A CANDIDATE FOR A SPECIAL FORCES A TEAM THAT IS 35 TO 40 + A SMOKER AND CAN RUN 5MILES IN 55 MINUTES, EVEN IF YOU WERE ABLE TO GRADUATE THE Q COURSE (RARE EVENTS, COINCIDENCES, AND MIRACLES) DO OCCUR; BUT WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MARGINAL UTILIYY OF SERVICE TO THE MISSION?
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