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    sorry vod! Besides the casual fitness test at school, ive got nuthin

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    he he I know the feeling... I've been so busy at work, they keep scheduling me for early missions, then canx'n the flight or just taking me off of the flight... I did however cram 4 flights into last week, not including the cancellations/reschedules so...lol I promise guys I will hit the P90X up good after graduation, until then it's kinda hit/miss.

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    This might be kind of a random question but...... Whats it feel like to fly? Ive always wondered that

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    I love it! except for takeoff and landing... those can be a lil rough on the internals. The planes I get to fly in are very much so like airliners, big and bulky, you don't really feel a whole lot of it except for when they go into hard turns or they are taking off/landing. The smaller planes that I have flown in are much more fun though. You feel a lot more of the flight, you experience a lot more. If you're actually doing the flying (which is even more fun!) you can feel the vibration of the aircraft through the yoke or stick (depending on the system) and you can feel the wind resistance in the controls as you try to turn the plane. Some planes are more fun than others, but the Mitsubishi Mu-2s that I have flown in here are more fun than the Cessna 172 and Piper-Cherokee 140s that I have flown in the past. Twin engine vs Single engine I guess. Most of what you feel though is unusual to say the least, some people can't handle it and puke, but I actually enjoy flying.

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    okay vod you have me for the sit-ups and the run can't do the push-ups do to my up close and personal encounter with a bullet in Iraq, my sternum never healed correctly.

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    I have to admit im terrified of heights! but i want to get on a plane someday Whats your plan after you graduate? (if you dont mind me asking)

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    Re: Mando Pride Fitness Challenge

    Jason_strk said: View Post
    okay vod you have me for the sit-ups and the run can't do the push-ups do to my up close and personal encounter with a bullet in Iraq, my sternum never healed correctly.
    Thats sucks!!! (the bullet) Sorry to hear that vod! I didnt know you were in Iraq... but you did say personal so you dont have to say anything

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    Thats sucks!!! (the bullet) Sorry to hear that vod! I didnt know you were in Iraq... but you did say personal so you dont have to say anything
    lol na it's cool vod yeah I got shot broke my sternum in half it has never healed correctly. thank god for Kevlar body armor.

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    were you in the army? cause i definatly didnt know that

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    Yeppers 82nd airborne Vod.

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    I might hop in and test myself at some point. I'm in Week 5 of P90x and have gone from 205 down to 187 in the five weeks. And on chest days we do a boatload of pushups and sick ab work every other day. The run would be difficult at first, since the program gets most of its cardio from Kenpo and Plyometrics. But I'm willing to bet I could come close to 14:00 at worst.

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    @ Jason: Dude much respect to you ner vod... in my eyes you're something we don't have a word for in mando'a... a hero. Glad to see u joining in vod, don't worry about the pushups... I'll do 'em for ya ner vod!

    @ Lev'ika: Plans are actually to continue my career progression, I have to go to a fulltime flying squadron for a few years, not sure which one I'm going to yet since all 3 for me are at Tinker AFB, OK. Eventually plan to get an ALO spot and go back home to Jason's rival unit... the 101st Air Assault out of Fort Campbell, KY.

    @Martigan: Yeah P90X is rough... that's why I'm using it! Glad to year good results ner vod! We'll call it a success story! The run is difficult because of the exact distance... most people can do 1 mile easily, and 2 miles comfortably... but 1.5 miles is a range that is just far enough to push you past the happy 1 miler, and too short to allow you to get into that comfortable 2 mile distance, in short... it hurts! lol

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    I usually max out the test. I am taking it on Sunday but this old MSgt is having reconstructive knee surgery on Tues and spinal injections in two weeks. Years of running and gunning has taken its toll. I still think I can max it out though...just too old and set in my way s to just lie down and die yet...


    BTW Tinker isn't so bad...its where I am stationed...

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    Really?!! Awesome! May have to look u up when I get out there Boomer... what squadron r u with? I'm going to the 552nd Control Squadron for a while, and then I PCA to another one of the flying squadrons out there. Haven't maxed the fitness test since I was in ROTC tho... had some issues my junior year that kept me out of the PT program for almost a whole semester and it messed me up big time. I'm working my tail off to get back in shape!

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    Sweet! I am in the 507th ARW. We are the reserve wing on the other side of the base. I am the Law Office Sup. I gave up flyin back in 96 after I managed 3600 hrs and most of it combat time. I usually max it out but time is catchin up with me...We will definitely hook up when you get here. This is a GREAT place to live.

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    Good call on having everyone take a close look at their fitness level. I have seen too many bloated Mando'ad in photo galleries of the Cons...

    I'm a recently retired (medically - I became diabetic) from 14 years of active duty in the Army...Airborne Infantry, including Op Iraqi Freedom. Since I am not doing normal PT anymore, I started crossfit. Actually my girlfriend is a hardcore crossfit chick and almost complete being a personal trainer. Those of you who don't want to pony up and get the P90X DVDs (or bootleg them off bittorrent), Google crossfit and give it a shot. Very minimal equipment and the main site posts all the WODs (workout of the day). Crossfit is very Mando'ad in my mind. As one last comment on all this, don't forget to shape up your diets as well! Maybe be brave and do the Zone (like weight watchers) or Paleo (straight caveman style diet) diets, or at least watch your carbs and cut out the garbage. I doubt Boba would pollute his body with trash!!

    Oh & PS Jason_strk.... Airborne All the way!! 173rd (Your Italian red-headed step brother)

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    Good call on having everyone take a close look at their fitness level. I have seen too many bloated Mando'ad in photo galleries of the Cons...
    A primary reason for starting this ner vod.

    BTW... thanks for your service! I really appreciate everything you guys who've served have done, things I'll never have the opportunity (and hopefully some things I'll never HAVE to do). You guys are truely heroes (I know there's no word for hero in mando'a) to me. I only hope that my service honors everything you guys have stood/still stand for. Thanks vode, I will try my best to live up to the high standard we should hold ourselves to everyday as professional warriors.

    As for some statistics... I ran a nice, pleasant 12 min 1.5 today... a full 30 seconds faster than normal, kept running after that and lost track of distance, made a total of 45 min tho and I wasn't suffering for it. I think perhaps next time I run I'll try to actually wear myself out and see what I can do.

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    Great job, ner vod! Running is totally all about conditioning. The more you do it, the better you will be no matter what. I would love to get myself back in my 2001-2006 fitness level. I was stationed in Italy from 2001-2003 and we frequently ran 12.5 miles in less than 1 hour 15 minutes up the Monte Bericho hill. Fun times, lol.

    Seriously look into this crossfit thing my girlfriend turned me onto. It's pretty hardcore and it's scaled to your ability. Last Saturday I did the Fight Gone Bad workout (3 rounds, 1 minute per exercise - box jumps, push presses @ 45lbs., rowing, wall ball tosses {20lbs. 12 ft. high}, sumo deadlift high pulls @ 75 lbs.; for 1 point per rep) I was pretty stoked getting 367!

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    wow! That's a pretty impressive work out!

    Okay vode... I need to ask a favor, it's time for me to play the vode an card. I am going to be gone for a few weeks... 28 days to be exact and I need somebody to make sure this thread stays active. I will try to stay in touch, but can't be sure if I'll have internet access where I'm going. Somebody want to volunteer to be the thread bumper?

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    ill do it

    Bump
    Bump
    Bumpity bump bump

    Im all over that

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    lol ok lev'ika it is! Thanks ner vod!

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    hey no problem its my pleasure

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    Well as SAT morning approached tthe rain crept in and....no test...Now I am on crutches and a profile for the next 3 months...

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    oh wow boomer, what happened? I hate being on profile, it sucks

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    BUMP!!!!!!! too early?

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