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    Hey guys, so I just got back from the VA today were my doc told me that my recovery from the IED explosion was complete and I could now start to work out with no restrictions, I just still have to come in once a month for rehabilitation. Then my doc told me I need to lose weight, like I couldn’t tell. Today I’m 24 going on 25 in August, 6’1 and weigh 270. I want to attend the GCC police academy next year or the regular academy when agencies start hiring again here in AZ. So I need to start a weight loss/strength training regimen. I know I need to start this sooner rather than later. From reading other post here it looks like a lot of people are recommending this couch to 5K running regimen. I googled it but found that there are several variations of the program. Could someone point the way to the right one. I also heard on here about this 100 push up program as well. I thought these would be a good start to getting back in shape along with eating healthier. I know I can’t jump in this full speed, I just was hoping to get some advice from you guys on anything else I should be doing to improve my regimen i.e. vitamins, weight training…ex. Thank you for your time and help.

    Websites I found:
    http://hundredpushups.com/
    http://www.fromcouchto5k.com/article...training-plan/
    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

  • #2
    Glad to hear you are doing better!

    You have done your research well and those sites will get you off to a great start. I suggest setting a goal for yourself and make it public knowledge to so it will be harder to cheat on yourself. Post on your FB and let your friends know you will be doing a 5k sometime in Aug or Sept and start your training now. Then set your sites higher for 10Ks sparten races and tough mudders...

    Some other good sites are:

    http://rosstraining.com/blog/
    http://crossfit.com/
    A bit more advanced
    http://www.8weeksout.com/#
    http://www.spartanrace.com/
    http://toughmudder.com/
    Last edited by GrayPatriot; 06-05-2011, 10:33 AM.

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    • #3
      Wow...Im sitting here thinking you are far too young to have been injured like that. Listen best of luck with everything, proud of you and your service.
      "Well, I never had an invisible friend when I was young, but I'm sure that if I did, it would be Constable Smiley."

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      • #4
        I like the ergometer for cardio. It's easy on the joints and gives your whole body a workout. Good luck, man.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pfcdennisc View Post
          Hey guys, so I just got back from the VA today were my doc told me that my recovery from the IED explosion was complete and I could now start to work out with no restrictions, I just still have to come in once a month for rehabilitation. Then my doc told me I need to lose weight, like I couldn’t tell. Today I’m 24 going on 25 in August, 6’1 and weigh 270. I want to attend the GCC police academy next year or the regular academy when agencies start hiring again here in AZ. So I need to start a weight loss/strength training regimen. I know I need to start this sooner rather than later. From reading other post here it looks like a lot of people are recommending this couch to 5K running regimen. I googled it but found that there are several variations of the program. Could someone point the way to the right one. I also heard on here about this 100 push up program as well. I thought these would be a good start to getting back in shape along with eating healthier. I know I can’t jump in this full speed, I just was hoping to get some advice from you guys on anything else I should be doing to improve my regimen i.e. vitamins, weight training…ex. Thank you for your time and help.
          Here is a good balanced program I put up a while ago:

          http://forums.officer.com/forums/sho...ension+trainer

          Glad to hear you have recovered from your injuries. Thanx for your service.
          - Will

          Performance/Fitness Advice For the Tactical Community

          www.OptimalSWAT.com

          General Performance/Fitness Advice for all

          www.BrinkZone.com

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          • #6
            Even if your doc said you could start without restrictions, I would take it easy. I would just focus on some low impact workouts to tests the waters and to see how your body responds.

            Do you have access to a gym? or a swimming pool?

            glad to see you've made a great recovery

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            • #7
              I love Couch to 5K! I use the Podrunner Intervals podcast for the program (First Day to 5K). You can find them for free on iTunes. The entire workout is set to techno-ish music. A tone sounds in your ear to tell you whether to walk or run. The bpm of the music changes too depending on if you're warming up, cooling down, walking, or running.

              Also, when you finish Couch to 5K, Podrunner has two more programs: Gateway to 8K and Freeway to 10K.

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