Old 06-30-2015, 13:40   #16
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Get a new pair of boots and soak them in the tub overnight. Then strap them on with no socks and ruck them dry. I wore no socks for 4 months leading up to SFAS so once there, the thin dress socks were like pillows on my feet. From then on, I never wore socks garrison.

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Old 07-02-2015, 08:23   #17
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Get a new pair of boots and soak them in the tub overnight. Then strap them on with no socks and ruck them dry.
If I may ask, Did you do this for every single ruck?

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Old 07-02-2015, 09:02   #18
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I did it every time I needed to break in new boots. The sooner you start going sockless, the sooner you get the blister areas figured out, healed and toughened up.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:05   #19
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For landnav: join Quantico orienteering, this will give you a very good intro to landnav, they have events on Sundays.
Footcare: ruck, and ruck, and ruck- it will get your feet conditioned, there are no magic tricks. There is a lot of info on this forum about it, you just need to find it.
Runtime: do interval training, it will bring your run down.

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Old 07-09-2015, 06:41   #20
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THOR3 Discrepancy

In the 14 week prep there is a discrepancy between the Prep and the Strength PDFs. Weeks 9-12 have one strength day on the Prep PDF but there are two strength days on the Strength PDF. Has anyone noticed this? If so how did you work through it?
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Old 07-13-2015, 00:32   #21
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Can someone explain how the rest time works for the strength portion of this program?

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Old 07-13-2015, 01:46   #22
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Hopefully someone with more knowledge will correct me if I am wrong, however the rest cycle I use for the strength is as follows: For week 1 Day 1 I would do 15 Front squats followed immediately by 15 Lat pull downs and 1:30 rest. Repeat 5 times resting 1:30 after each set. I make the weight heavy enough so that I have not completely caught my breathe by the end of the1:30. This has worked for me so far.
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Old 10-29-2019, 19:06   #23
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Any update??

Has anyone did the thor3 prep program? Found a good 16 week program online that I would like to follow before I head out, any word on how well it is preparation wise?
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