Marine boot camp is considered the toughest basic training in all of the American military boot camps. This article will discuss some strategies to help you to prepare and be successful at Marine boot camp and be on your way to a productive and successful military career in the Marines.
1) Become physically fit before you leave for Marine Corps boot camp.
For starters, learn to take on the saying 'early to bed, early to rise' because that is exactly what you will be doing during your basic training tenure. For 3-4 weeks prior to departure, try to follow a similar routine that you will be following when you arrive at the camp. Go to bed in the evening at 9:00 and get up at 5:00. After you get up, do some stretching and go outside and take a 3-5 mile jog. Take a short break and do some weight training exercises. Around mid-morning, either take a 10 mile bike ride or put back on your running shoes. Try to mix up your exercise routine - but make sure that you work yourself to the max. Having strong cardiovascular fitness is essential before you go as your physical endurance will be tested to the max. You don't want to find
2) Try to tie up any emotional loose ends before you go to Marine boot camp.
It is equally important to be at your best mentally. If you are having any relationship issues before you leave, they will only follow you to camp (in some form) - either thru letter, phone calls, etc. Don't carry that emotional baggage with you. If you are in a relationship that you are unsure of, get out of it. If you are angry with your brother for some reason - work it before you leave. You will be mentally tested by your drill instructors. They will quickly know if you have any weakness and will be sure to exploit them. Get your house in order before you depart.