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I'm a 17 year old female that signed up for the army and was thinking about the asvab I suck at math and surprised I passed my math test in high-school.But I want to know was the asvab hard and how to make studying a little easier?I exercise like push ups and sit ups and try running 2 miles with my dog but only get at least to 1 mile then my body gets sore and hurts for days how to exercise with so much pain after?


  Alas, nowadays high school doesn't do a very good job of preparing you for 'real world' testing such as the ASVAB.   I'd highly suggest getting an ASVAB study guide (available at libraries, your local bookstore, or online....and it doesn't matter who published them, they are all pretty much the same).   Think of it as investing in your future.  

  "Working out" is far different for civilians than it is for military.   You have to work up to certain levels, and NO one expects you to be a PT stud the day you get to boot camp.  The DI's will work with EVERYone to make them better.   Pain is just part of the process.  Make sure you are properly hydrating before and after, and that means just good old water, nothing else.  
 Hope that helps!  Best of luck!

Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard

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Questions relating to US Marine Corps; rank, awards, uniforms, career choices. I can also help people spot and expose fakes (people pretending to be Marines or have awards they didn`t earn). Considering the Marines as a career? Or another branch, like the Air National Guard? Drop me a line. HOWever..know that I am NOT a recruiter. I can offer my expert opinion and advice, but can't (and won't) over rule what a recruiter says, they are the 'on duty' expert.


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