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What Are Your Chances of BCT Success?

A three year Naval Special Warfare study comprised of hundreds of SWCC candidates has identified the speeds, distances and reps that correspond to success at BCT. The graphs in the predictive model show the boundaries of smart training to maximize your odds of success without increasing your risk of injury.

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GO SEE A DOCTOR

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  • GO SEE A DOCTOR

    Stop it, stop it right now. I know what you're doing. You're sitting there, grimacing because your ankle/knee/back/wrist/elbow/bicep/tricep/pec hurts and you don't know what to do about it. You're thinking about posting on here, thinking that somehow, magically, your injury will leave your body and imprint itself onto the words of your question. "My shoulder feels funny... I mean I injured it years ago and I've been lifting with it alright, but every time I scratch my behind it feels like there's a shooting pain going up into my skull. Is this normal? Can I train with this?"

    I'm going to let you in on a little secret... NO ONE ON HERE KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THAT. GO SEE A DOCTOR. NOW. Don't train more, don't sit on the couch thinking about it, don't try and wiggle your joint around, don't go for a light jog just to see what happens this time, don't eat your favorite food under a full moon when the sun is in the 7th house while the Roman calendar says it's Friday the 13th to see if the pain will go away. Go see a doctor, double time, asap.

    The longer you wait to see an expert on your injury and procrastinate, the more ****ed up it will become if you do nothing. The longer that happens, the longer it will take for you to get in the pipeline and the more waivers you'll have to get cleared, not to mention how much it will effect your physical prowess into the far future. You don't want to have your knee replaced when you're 30 something, you don't want to go there gents. Don't wait around to get more injured. Take care of it right away. Buckle down and take care of it the right way, the first time.

    NOT EVERY DOCTOR is going to give you a good analysis. Some doctors will give you vague answers to your problems. They won't give you plans or even referrals. If you don't like/feel comfortable with the plan that doc gave you, THEN GO SEE ANOTHER ONE WHO WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT. If you have shooting pain in your shoulder and your doctor says, "Ah it's nothin. Take some ibuprofin." and you don't like that answer? Then ask for a referral! Speak up! You have to ask to receive in some cases. Go with your gut.

    We are training to be elite athletes. We need to treat our bodies like sports cars. If there's a problem with your sports car, do you leave it out in the rain and travel down the road, grinding the gears and letting oil spill everywhere? No, of course not. You take it to see a mechanic as soon as you can... or as soon as you have the money...

    I get it. Going to the doctor is incredibly expensive. I hate how stupidly expensive it can be, even with insurance. This profession, however, demands that we be in the best shape of our lives and if we **ck around with that fact, we might not make it, let alone be in a fire fight and have to drag a teammate out of a building, "Ow, my bum knee!" Many clinics and specialist practices have payment plans you can jump on for your visits. Adapt and make it work, it's not impossible, it's essential.

    So, if you've got golfer's elbow or bad scapular stabilization or an old stress fracture, go see a doctor! Get it fixed and get back in the fight! Take care of yourself like you should and succeed. I don't mean for this post to sound mean, just tough love on you guys. Hooyah and keep kicking tail.

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    Re: GO SEE A DOCTOR

    Originally posted by tfranc View Post
    Stop it, stop it right now ...
    Are you talking to me, wait you' re not.

    Everyday I wake up old and sore. I know what my body is telling me. I heard what she said. So I said mama is that you and no I am not listening. My attitude will not kill me and will not get me excepted from the Navy, or even NSW.

    Yours might, not tfranc's...

    And yeah, do what tfranc said.

    G.
    Just an old civilian...

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      Re: GO SEE A DOCTOR

      Good post, everyone should read it.

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