Social Question

talljasperman's avatar

If you were in adonis shape would basic training in the military be fun?

Asked by talljasperman (21734points) January 21st, 2014

Like a playground for adults. Or the program American Ninja Warrior? Both look like an adult playground and with fun to be had for those in shape.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

12 Answers

Seek's avatar

My husband enjoyed Navy boot camp, back in the 80s.

It was pretty much eat (a lot) sleep (very little) work out (the rest of the time). Such schedules appeal to him.

talljasperman's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr So I could enjoy it + learn French .

Seek's avatar

Didn’t the military already reject you?

I’m sorry, I don’t want to sound mean, but my brother was recently kicked out of the US Army due to his learning disability and bipolar disorder. And he was 23 and in really good shape.

talljasperman's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr The military asked me to try again when I can be more competitive, and finish physics and/or Chemistry at the grade 12 level, and get in shape and get a driver licence. I can do that as a new years eve goal… to be more competitive in the reserves to start as a supply tech.

Seek's avatar

I’ve been messing with this app on my phone and my son’s tablet, brushing up on my old Spanish. They do French, too, and you can get it on desktop or on a tablet or smartphone:

talljasperman's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr It works on my Lap top thank you…

Seek's avatar

Yes, it should.

ragingloli's avatar

No it would not be fun.
It is a dehumanising procedure and nothing more than a murder training, that turns people into bloodthirsty animals. No exceptions.
Besides, if I had an Adonis body, I would go into Porn.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@ragingloli – you don’t need an Adonis body to go into porn. Refer to the Ron Jeremy question yesterday.

Seek's avatar

Adonis bodies in porn would be a welcome change from the Ron Jeremies and skinny weirdos.

josie's avatar

Basic is not really fun (it would be better if you did not have to get up so early) , but it is not that difficult either.

It is simply an introduction to personal discipline, shooting a weapon, team effort, plus it’s a decent workout.

Those 90 day “get in shape” video programs like P90X is a harder physical challenge than 12 weeks of basic training.

I suppose if you are dedicated Big Mac and Fries munching fat body, it might be a pretty tough evolution. But the success rate is about 90%.

That’s why they call it basic.

gondwanalon's avatar

Army Basic Training for me in 1976 was a total cake walk. I was not challenged mentally or physically. I was just a trainee but was quickly made “Senior Squad Leader” in charge of 72 other trainees. I had a lot of fun playing Army and achieved expert level with the M16. It was a 7 week paid vacation. HA!

Answer this question




to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther