Ways to Prepare: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Eric Torres discusses getting in shape before Basic Combat Training.

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I'm Private Eric Torres from Pittsburg, California here at basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia; James from Bothell, Washington asks; 'How should I prepare myself for basic training?"

Besides running and doing push-ups and sit-ups, the one thing I would think you need to do before coming to basic is a lot of hiking. We do ruck marches here, so I wish I could have had a chance to get some of that in before coming. But yea, maybe backpacking or hiking with the backpack on.