Coast Guard Basic Training Preparation 101
What makes successful Coast Guard recruits different from the recruits who are constantly mentally and physically punished by their Company Commanders?
Is it more intelligence? More athleticism? More talent? NO, it's none of the above.
Successful recruits have discovered what all successful people know. In order to truly excel at something you have to prepare yourself for it. Preparation is the key to success in life. Training for Coast Guard Boot Camp is no different.
The link between proper preparation and the type of Coast Guard Basic Training experience you will have is very strong. The entire 8 weeks you will spend at the Cape May Training Center will be made infinitely easier because of the decisions you make now.
Let someone who recently walked through the minefield tell you exactly where the mines are located and how to get around them. Read the free lessons on this site to learn more about preparing for Coast Guard Boot Camp. The sooner you start preparing the better.
Which Best Describes Why You Are Here At This Moment?
I want to focus on MENTALLY preparing for Coast Guard Basic Training
Awesome! Start your preparation by reading these lessons:
This 75 page e-book is your ticket to more sleep, less physical and mental punishment and overall success in Coast Guard Basic Training. I just came back from Coast Guard Boot Camp a few months ago so this information is very up-to-date and it has all the secrets they don't want you to know before you get to Cape May. Don't go into this blindly. Believe me when I tell you - it's worth knowing this stuff before you go. The extra sleep especially is worth it.
I remember one night when I was so sleep deprived and exhausted that I literally started shivering and shaking in bed after lights out. Consider that I was also in above average physical condition so I was able to handle the "beatings", but lots of exercise combined with very little sleep will still take its toll on you. If you get my book though, you can seriously reduce the amount of punishment that will be handed out by your Company Commanders and get A LOT MORE SLEEP.
The Coast Guard Boot Camp Survival Guide is divided up into 20 Chapters. Most chapters also have a Review Section and a Practice Now Section that tells you how to apply the information into your overall preparation plan. It is currently in its 4th Edition (released 01 OCT 17) and has been updated to reflect the latest and greatest way of doing things at Cape May.
Your Coast Guard Boot Camp experience is in your hands. It can either be painful, miserable and end with you possibly not even graduating, or it can be a challenging, rewarding life experience. The choice is yours.
I want to focus on PHYSICALLY preparing for Coast Guard Basic Training
Perfect. I'm all for physical fitness. Let's get you started by going over the following lessons:
- Counting Reps During the USCG Boot Camp Workout
- Morning PT in Coast Guard Boot Camp AKA The Daily Workout
- Avoid This Common Mistake in Coast Guard Boot Camp
- Crush the Coast Guard PFT with the Deck of Cards Workout
- Swimming in Coast Guard Boot Camp
- Pull Ups in Coast Guard Boot Camp?
- Determining Your Starting Fitness Level
- 3 Ways to Increase Pushups for Coast Guard Boot Camp
If your body isn't accustomed to taking the kind of pounding you will get at Cape May, and you combine that with sleep deprivation, stress, etc, then you can pretty much expect to get injured. Between the PT / IT, the obstacle course, the pugil sticks, the swimming and running, your body will be challenged. The mental part of boot camp is even more difficult than the physical part so do yourself a favor and make the physical part easy.
You can get FREE access to lots of useful information on what you need to do to get physically prepared for Coast Guard Boot Camp by reading the physical preparation lessons above. I give you the inside scoop on everything from swimming to specific advice on how to avoid beginner mistakes.
Don't show up with excuses. Show up prepared. Snag yourself a FREE (for now) customized 8-week fitness success program. Whether you are overweight or skinny, strong or weak, these plans are specifically designed to get you physically ready for the challenges of Coast Guard Basic Training. They were all written by a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and recent returnee from Coast Guard Boot Camp (me).
I created 5 fitness types/profiles and wrote out specific programs for each one of them. It's like having your own personal trainer (who's been through the trenches of Cape May) walking you through what to do. The only way it could get any better is if I was to actually train you in person.