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What's a good weight lifting schedule for the summer for a 17yr old that's going into the air force?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 3-4 times per week

All the armed services require a high level of fitness in order to succeed.
You are to be commended for trying to maximize your fitness prior to going on active duty. Vary the muscle groups you work throughout the week. Endurance and strength are both important to obtain. Weightlifting 3-4 times per week is fine. Talk to your recruiter for more specific recommendations.

In brief: 3-4 times per week

All the armed services require a high level of fitness in order to succeed.
You are to be commended for trying to maximize your fitness prior to going on active duty. Vary the muscle groups you work throughout the week. Endurance and strength are both important to obtain. Weightlifting 3-4 times per week is fine. Talk to your recruiter for more specific recommendations.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Remember cardio

Don't forget to do the cardio.
The weight lifting requirements for the air force aren't nearly as difficult to meet as the cardio requirements. You may want to consider a regimen of running/swimming/biking now.

In brief: Remember cardio

Don't forget to do the cardio.
The weight lifting requirements for the air force aren't nearly as difficult to meet as the cardio requirements. You may want to consider a regimen of running/swimming/biking now.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: USAF PT

Check out this article & the attached links to help prepare yourself for air force basic military training: http://www.
Military.Com/military-fitness/air-force-fitness-requirements/air-force-basic-military-training-fitness-test.

In brief: USAF PT

Check out this article & the attached links to help prepare yourself for air force basic military training: http://www.
Military.Com/military-fitness/air-force-fitness-requirements/air-force-basic-military-training-fitness-test.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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