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BoJackUSMC 09-08-2012 1:42 PM

My first week academy experience
 
Let see...... check list
Chest- sore
legs- sore
throat- sore
core muscle- hurt so much have difficult time getting up every morning
shoulders- sore
feet- on fire
push ups- lost count
sit ups- lost count
jumping jack- lost count
mountain climber- cant remember how many mountains I have climbed so far
bear crawl- hurt so much
squad- lost count
running- miss driving everywhere
flutter kick- hate it especially when doing it with boot
Inspection time- hope those bull dog instructors focus their attention on other recruits, maybe they will forget about me.

Somehow I made it through the first week:D

K dog 09-08-2012 2:00 PM

Good job, one week closer to graduation. Push yourself and don't forget how hard the road was getting there.

Spyder 09-08-2012 2:10 PM

AND still time to get on Calguns! You'll do fine, and I can't wait to welcome you aboard! :D

yzernie 09-08-2012 3:03 PM

Good job!! Stay focused and always expect the unexpected.

Che762x39 09-08-2012 4:41 PM

:oji: good job

BigDogatPlay 09-08-2012 5:18 PM

Well done!!! Being in shape when you start is nothing compared to where the course will take you physically.

Keep those boots shined, study your LDs for the week and don't ever drop your baton.

veeklog 09-08-2012 5:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoJackUSMC (Post 9289478)
Let see...... check list
Chest- sore
legs- sore
throat- sore
core muscle- hurt so much have difficult time getting up every morning
shoulders- sore
feet- on fire
push ups- lost count
sit ups- lost count
jumping jack- lost count
mountain climber- cant remember how many mountains I have climbed so far
bear crawl- hurt so much
squad- lost count
running- miss driving everywhere
flutter kick- hate it especially when doing it with boot
Inspection time- hope those bull dog instructors focus their attention on other recruits, maybe they will forget about me.

Somehow I made it through the first week:D

Great job; makes my body ache just reading your post. forgot how much I hated the academy until you posted that.

Ron-Solo 09-08-2012 9:09 PM

I think the correct phrase is: "We told you so...."

:rofl2:

Keep at it, you can do it. Best of luck.

retired 09-08-2012 9:14 PM

Congrats on making it thru the first week! Dumb question; what is this flutter kick with boot you mentioned.

mirage2887 09-08-2012 9:35 PM

Congrats on getting in the Academy Bo. Goodluck brotha an if u dont mind me asking is this Ben Clarks academy

Invisible_Dave 09-08-2012 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by retired (Post 9291671)
Congrats on making it thru the first week! Dumb question; what is this flutter kick with boot you mentioned.

Lay on your back and lift you legs 6 inches off the ground. Then kick repeatedly in a scissor fashion. Repeat until RTO is tired.

Good job on the first week. Only 25 more to go.

Study hard and don't quit. You will make it.

fullrearview 09-08-2012 11:49 PM

Nicely done sir.

How have dropped thus far?

BoJackUSMC 09-08-2012 11:57 PM

I think we lost 4 so far sir. Thank you everyone for the encouragement.

Ron-Solo 09-09-2012 12:55 AM

Remember, they can kill you, but they can't eat you. That's against the law.

:D

CaptMike 09-09-2012 6:19 AM

Retired, here are the flutter kicks. These are my favorite to do with recruits. bojack, great job, one week closer to graduation day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7jio...e_gdata_player

Camsnappersc 09-09-2012 7:24 AM

Keep it up. Study, Study, Study!!!!!! I remember my firstweek of the Academy.
The Academy was the worst six months of my life that I love and would not trade for anything.

What Academy are you attending?

Good job.

retired 09-09-2012 7:46 AM

Thanks for the info on the flutter; I can't recall if we did that since my academy was so long ago.

TASK, LLC 09-09-2012 9:30 AM

Congratulations on completing Week-1.

Stay focused until Graduation. As time goes on, many classes get distracted and get into trouble on and off-duty.

This career is a marathon, not a sprint.

Best of luck to you!

SeanCasey 09-09-2012 10:10 AM

This thread is making me miss the academy, lol.

I might go slap my boots on and do some flutter kicks for some nostalgia...

Hope the OP has fun on gas house and OC day!

Seriously though, it is funny how after going through all of the PT, memorandums, reports, etc how you look back and think "wow! That was great!"

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Huevos Machaca 09-09-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Invisible_Dave (Post 9292220)
Lay on your back and lift you legs 6 inches off the ground. Then kick repeatedly in a scissor fashion. Repeat until RTO is tired.

Good job on the first week. Only 25 more to go.

Study hard and don't quit. You will make it.

That's why the ATAC6 boots are great for the academy. Black high tops that look like boots :D

Invisible_Dave 09-09-2012 10:17 AM

We had to wear the Rocky boots. They were heavy to start with, then we went on a 2 mile run in full gear. Yuck this thread is making me remember way too much.

veeklog 09-09-2012 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Invisible_Dave (Post 9293755)
We had to wear the Rocky boots. They were heavy to start with, then we went on a 2 mile run in full gear. Yuck this thread is making me remember way too much.

Same here with the Rocky Boots. The only thing positive I remember is that I had to have my dress uniform tailored twice because I lost so much weight. I look at my graduation picture and can't believe how thin I was.

3S16 09-09-2012 7:39 PM

Canvass Converse All-Star high tops were the high tech academy PT "boots" in my day son!
That would be 1974.
Carry on trainee.

The Bacon Eater 09-09-2012 7:58 PM

Congrats. I just got checked into mine today. We had the tour and oreintation stuff today. You are making me tired just reading what in store for me tomorrow morning.

Spyder 09-09-2012 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Invisible_Dave (Post 9292220)
Good job on the first week. Only 25 more to go.

26 weeks?! How'd you get out 6 early? :D

NineteenElev3n 09-09-2012 11:25 PM

Good luck, have fun, savor the experience, and don't fail any tests. Good job for making it through the first week!

SByota 09-12-2012 12:49 AM

Academy memories.....the best experience I never want to do again. Stay motivated and focused on the goal.

gardenanightrider 09-12-2012 9:57 AM

Keep at it, there is a point to everything. You will be glad for all the physical training once defensive tactics start, then its kindof like two-a-days. Heck I remember sometimes dt was more strenuous than pt. You will be glad for both when you find yourself in your first fight or footchase.

God job surviving the first week, you will be in the phase where they try to make you quit for several weeks, it is necessary but if you want it, you can make it. Just keep your head in the game and maintain a positive mindset.

retired 09-12-2012 4:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyder (Post 9297720)
26 weeks?! How'd you get out 6 early? :D

When I went thru in 1976, it was 16 weeks. The only reason we did 17 was that Sheriff Pitchess was on vacation and he attended all of the graduations, so we had to do an extra week.;) After all, he was the boss.

Spyder 09-13-2012 8:42 AM

I cranked out 32 weeks. 17 would have been heaven! :D

BoJackUSMC 09-14-2012 8:06 AM

ouch... we just lost two more recruits. I still dont understand why those recruits quit....

TIMEREGAINED 09-14-2012 8:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoJackUSMC (Post 9325593)
ouch... we just lost two more recruits. I still dont understand why those recruits quit....

What department?

Also on another note, I've seen people hide serious injuries until they just couldn't anymore.

Eirerogue 09-14-2012 9:44 AM

Recruits quit because the can. It's a simple process to relieve their mental pressure and many of todays recruits have never faced the pressure you're under now. Great they quit now, than quit on you in the field. Stay healthy and committed to your goal!! Good luck!

retired 09-14-2012 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyder (Post 9319228)
I cranked out 32 weeks. 17 would have been heaven! :D

We didn't have classes for the MDT or cultural awareness back then because they didn't exist, so that might be one reason ours was shorter. Instead, they just showed us what side of the horse to get up on and how to hitch the mules to the wagon.:D

BoJackUSMC, don't dwell on those who have withdrawn or been forced out. You don't want their leaving to affect your success in the academy. Keep your mind focused on you doing well and you should do fine. You work as a team, so you naturally will become close to some of your fellow cadets; especially those in your platoon. Nevertheless, you need to remember you are going thru the academy ultimately for you. I am not trying to appear cold, just putting a little reality out there.

Every academy class everywhere loses cadets for one reason or another. IIRC, we began with 103, including outside agencies and I believe 83 graduated. I am sure you will lose more, but just concentrate on what you have to do to ensure you graduate and you will be fine.:)

veeklog 09-14-2012 1:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoJackUSMC (Post 9325593)
ouch... we just lost two more recruits. I still dont understand why those recruits quit....

When I went through the BP academy, my class was 39 strong. We graduated only nineteen. Some we lost to injury, some to firearms, some to academics, and a LOT to Spanish! And some realized this was not the job for them.

BoJackUSMC, just realize that this job isn't for everyone. What you are seeing during the academy is the tip of the iceberg. This is not an easy job with the long hours, time away from family, rotating shifts (if in uniform), call out and never ending phone calls (if plain clothes), and of course, different stresses, both internally and those people who don't want you to go home at night. What your academy instructors tell you is true: it is a long career, 95% percent monotonous and boring, followed by 5% of sheer terror and/or excitement. Making it through one day at a time is one day closer to retirement.

Invisible_Dave 09-14-2012 1:31 PM

We started with 72 at orientation. 68 showed up first day. 28 graduated with us. You will loose more. Most quit. I think only 4 of ours failed out on tests.

BoJackUSMC 09-14-2012 2:59 PM

Thank you sir.. another week down:D
Time to work on my memorandum and study for my next upcoming LD test. SUPER BIG!!! capital letters to take much space as possible when writing memorandum lol:43:

yzernie 09-14-2012 3:20 PM

Man-O-Man, Retired and some of the older guys will know this first hand as well. When I went through Basic Training in 1974 and then the Sheriff's Academy in 1978 the mentality for me was that there is no such thing as quitting. Never was a quitter, never want to be one and never will be one.

Some people did quit, some got ran out due to academics and some got ran out just because they couldn't cut it. It was different back then, the TO's could lay hands on you, cuss at you and spit in your face. During the academy I saw men turned into boys and boys turned into men. IMO there are few better feelings of accomplishment than when the Sheriff himself pinned my tin at graduation.

Bobby Hated 09-14-2012 5:39 PM

good luck and god bless brother!

"winners never quit and quitters never win"

BigDogatPlay 09-14-2012 6:10 PM

My class was 16 weeks in 1987. We started with 50, finished with 30. I think we had only one truly quit, and that was day one. Decided it wasn't for him I guess. All the rest were drops for academics or scenario testing.

It's a test.... a many month's long test that starts on day one and ends after graduation. Don't ever quit.


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