I have to take my Army fitness test tomorrow and I am pretty sure I am going to fail spectacularly.
Fucking wrist hurts, knees hurts, shoulder hurts
I am seriously debating giving up lifting , shit may have just fucked up my livelihood
this is a result of
1. bad form
2. no stabilization exercises
3. improper warming up or none at all
4. improper stretching or none at all
5. being stupid and lifting weight you shouldnt
6. doing exercises incorrectly
if anyone of these fit the bill with you, you have no one to blame but yourself, dont blame 'lifting' and learn to do it right before you continue to
What the fuck are you doing to get yourself in that condition? I've been lifting for 4 years and it's done nothing but good for me, specially for my back which used to hurt terribly due to me always being hunched over at the computer. I believe you might be the proud recipient of a one-way ticket to Snapsville if you keep up whatever retarded shit you're doing at the gym.
Never give up OP, envision how good you'll look once you reach your goal.
"Anything I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail. So you can’t always win, but don’t afraid of making decisions. You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, and success will come. So don’t be afraid to fail." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Then find what you need to do to enlist and drop everything else because your career is more important.
Lifting is wildly unlikely to get you a job where you can retire comfily with full pay and benefits after twenty years.
BTW if you can test well enough, join the Air Force instead because the Army wears out its humans and your odds of disability retirement or separation before the magic 20-year mark are much higher in the Army.
You'll have plenty of time to lift in the service so reducing your workload until you get in is the smart call.
Lifting is a HOBBY, that is all. You don't lift for health. Learn to train smart.
Train to pass the fitness test, nothing else. The secret to passing military fitness exams is to learn them and train accordingly.
You have either arthritis or muscle contractility issues. The former fucks you, the latter is fixed by foam rolling. Likely the latter, go fucking figure the muscles attaching at a joint can cause pain.
funny thing is that the airforce and army have harder PT testing than the marines but the fucking marines PT people till they die so i guess that makes up for easy as fuck scores no pushups 50 situps and 3 mile run under 28 mins holy fuck thats easy if you train up to it