what would be the ideal body type for a soldier

what would be the ideal body type for a soldier

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Completely depends on the role.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had no idea Terri Schiavo joined the Army. Good for her.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        criminally underrated

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If we are talking modern combat shit
    >4-5ft tall
    >strong as fuck
    >where have I seen this build before

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Aye, Laddy, yu rememberd ya DORFS!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >100% of zoomers and most millenials don't know this tv show existed

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mesomorph.

    Ectomorphs die when having to carry anything over 10 pounds and Endomorphs die if they have to move over 100 yards.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. There is a reason humans evolved to me Mesomorphs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lanklets actually work pretty well as human mules. Strap that shit to your body or put it in a backpack and it's ezpz.
      t. lanklet

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you actually lanklet, or a tall mesomorph?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lanklet. Skellington until I hit 21-22 then I became skinnyfat. Can't bulk for shit.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All organs hiding behind at least 6 inches of compacted hardened fat.
    Inb4 but muh mobility
    Shut up gay that's what IFVs and eventually exo skeletons are for
    t. tumblr doctor

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    healthy, long endurance, willing to be cold and wet for long duration in the dark

    everything else is a meme. A good solider is someone willing to live on a bottle of water, peanuts, in the snow for 80 hour workweeks watching goats fuck

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Mfw endomorph
    Kill me bros…

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      endomorph is the strongest body type, it's body of wrestlers and MMA champions

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bro you are hot

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mesomorph is the smallest target and has the body type of other operators like Audie murphy, lauri Törni, or roy benavidez when he was in the field. Assuming you're talking about field operative roles.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      hardly smaller target. first guy is unironically same but differently distributed

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        His thoracic cavity (where he's far more likely to get incapacitated immediately if shot) is smaller than the others, really.

        But it should go without saying that this depiction of an ectomorph is also exaggerated, the average ectomorph is really only slightly taller and skinner than the average mesomorph bone-structure wise. Look at people when they're starving and you'll see how much of our impression of people's skeleton dimensions actually comes more from soft mass, we look surprisingly similar when we're all bones.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    find a flaw

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      As a Vietnamese, I can safely tell you that he's underfed, my grandfather complained about the lack of food in the war against the french, leading to him being only 38kb when he reached college. Nowaday, it's not hard to hit 70kg, 1m8 as long as you are not a poor fag

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >38kb
        Did he grow up as a low res Jpeg?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      SKS

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what would be the ideal body type for a soldier

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        All those Ukrainian rape fantasies just got a whole lot less erotic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Unironically belongs as a character portrait in a game.

        Somebody send this to /tg/

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna say at least 250 pounds, most of which is fat in combination with poor hygiene, <80 IQ, high self esteem and absolute nationalism.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mesomorph; the perfect soldier is perfectly average in all respects.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Children

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    6" mesomorph here with wide shoulders.
    It looks good but actually it's worse for real performance. I have a highter center of gravity (more effort when swimming or trying to keep my balance), more back/knee pains (more weight in my upper body), and walking in the woods here becomes tiresome having to keep a low head all the time to not hit branches (mediterranean-style forests mind you).

    Endomorphs may look chubby, but they are the better body type for a soldier/athlete (unless they need more reach). I've always noticed that classical greek/roman statues were more in line with that.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A chud, obviously. A 6 foot tall woman with 10lb silicone tits, 24” bideltoid, size 12 feet, enormous wrists, a severed dick, a wig, and a rope around his neck.

    I though those body types were deboonked? They are good for shorthand but it seems the differences can be explained away with skeleton size and proportions (genetic) and fat distribution and protein synthesis (endocrine/test levels) and diet

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    <169 height guys have good stamina but low carying weight capacity
    >190 height have low stamina but good carying capacity
    170-189 is ideal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cendimeders are shit for measuring height

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You only think that because you don't know how big a centimeter is you fucking idiot

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    don't le actual ninja operators tend towards a mesomorph-ectomorph kind of body? or maybe this is just outside of the US.

    I imagine endurance and speed is prioritized over strength, but some healthy baseline amount of both is desirable.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >don't le actual ninja operators tend towards a mesomorph-ectomorph kind of body? or maybe this is just outside of the US.

      >According to the Army's Special Operations Command, the average height and weight of an Army Ranger are 69 inches and 174 pounds.
      https://work.chron.com/army-rangers-height-weight-requirement-11185.html

      >most students are in the average-sized man zone of 68-70 inches and 170-190 pounds. This is tall enough and enough muscle mass typically to do well at BUD/S.
      https://www.military.com/military-fitness/tactical-fitness/best-height-and-weight-special-ops-selection-and-bud-s-training

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Graham, too lazy to find and post picture.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of Endomorphs
    >Be me Endo
    >Trying to improve my cardio endurance by running 3 times a week
    >Dropping weight and body fat but can only run 1.7km before exhausted
    >Used to be 150kg, now 92kg

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >be me
      >borderline Endo-Meso
      >lol chin-welds are fine for rifles, euros do it, upright head etc
      >must form neck into an S or put stock near sternum to do a chin weld
      >cardio dissapears fast unless I do it every day

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cardio dissapears fast unless I do it every day
        My body does this too, it's either shin splints or losing all my cardio quickly it's aids

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >shon splints
          Wtf, r u me? I bought some New Balance Fresh Foam 1080's in hopes of alleviating but it didn't. Odly my Reebok Rapid Responses are softer to run in
          >not made for cosmo kramer

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Stop slamming your feet into the pavement. Foam shoes just encourage that. You want to land with flat feet or on the soles.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you may want to use a bike. you get good cardio without powderizing your joints.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Bike or swim friend. Don't shoot your joints running.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/4P4Bd1L.png

        >cardio dissapears fast unless I do it every day
        My body does this too, it's either shin splints or losing all my cardio quickly it's aids

        does for everyone cardio gains leave extremally fast regardless of build. 2 weeks to a month and it's like you never ran at all. You will pick up a little faster if you fall off but you're doing the whole climb every time.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cardio was THE BEST thing I have ever done to start cutting my weight down - at first it was a little difficult (mainly because I was biking) BUT NOW that I really know how to work the "Weight Loss" feature on a Stride Machine, anon, I've lost 23 pounds. I used to be a fat ass at 240 lbs.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Any exercise helps to lose weight. The most time efficient method however is to just eat less. You can burn 200 calories by running for 30 minutes, but you can also just take 200 calories out of your lunch and get an instant deficit that way. Also, strength training helps more than cardio, since muscles burn energy maintaining themselves all the time, not just when using them.

            But don't let anything I've said change your approach if it works for you. Some people are better motivated by exercise than diet because exercise feels better, or they prefer running over lifting because that more aligns with their performance goals.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              WELL I do Cardio primarily to improve my endurance and to keep my legs strong - I also do Leg Strength Training on a Leg Press and I also do upper body as well (i.e. Weights of varying intensity over the course of 10 - 15 minutes). I also diet alongside working out - I only eat when hungry, I have MAJORLY cut back on Soda, I have MAJORLY cut back on Waffles (I have managed to get off of them Cold Turkey), and I have MAJORLY cut back on Fast Food.

              Good advice though anon and I look forward to exploring other ways to get my weight down (ideally I want to cut 36 pounds of fat from me to get to 180 - 181 lbs but I know it's gonna take some time but I'm getting there once I hit 200 lbs).

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I should also try getting my dimensions again since I'm using dimensions from when I once weighed 240 lbs - and then take the "Geometric Average" of those dimensions to get my actual dimensions.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Takes months or even years to build good fitness
          >Takes like two weeks to lose it
          Why the fuck is the human body designed like this?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Muscle-nugget types are optimal. Lower profile, good strength, decent speed, good enduranc,e slightly lower caloric requirements than the same percent muscle on tall lads.

            The only time more height is more good is for units that need to travel long distances on foot carrying all their shit, and with increasing mechanisation of infantry it's a niche role.

            Because muscle is calorically expensive, and for 99% of the existence of our species and its immediate predecessors the absence of food was our primary concern. Exercise, as opposed to simple exertion, is a luxury. It's also why we have these different body types, as each is better suited to a difference combination of food availability and environmental pressures.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, was that an accident or did he plan to weld twithought the visor?

      I'm not a professional welder, but I do believe this guy has just got a wicked suntan on his face...and his eyeballs.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He is the former Prime Minister of Australia and he is exactly that fucking stupid.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          engadine mcdonalds

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    20-25 bmi 15% bodyfat

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe 17% BF would be better. I remember reading that dropping below 11% makes testosterone nose dive because the body feels like it can't waste energy on maintaining muscles.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Right now I have 16% Body Fat Percentage - which is pretty fuckin' based anon (since that's Navy Approved). But I'm still losing weight - 217 pounds and soon at least to be hitting 200 w/in the next couple weeks or so.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just ran my numbers - 16.6%. I'm PrepHole anon =)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        to be fair 15-20% would be fair

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mesomorphs are the only guy who can fit through doorways

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Depends on the role
    > Depends also on specific Calorie Requirements for said role AND the levels of activity that specific role has

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All of the DEVGRU guys I've ever met were short, had beer bellies and had good arm definition, but all the CAG guys were either pretty jacked or twinks. Make of that what you will.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Met a guy at my local Taco Bell that was CAG - mainly he was in w/ the 9th PSYOP Battalion.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The guy was fucking BUILT anon. I was like "Goddamn" and this is a guy who's Goatee was greying.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The CAG guys seem to be in way better shape than DEV I've noticed.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn straight. Good to know that US Army Green Berets (mainly CAG/1st Special Forces) are able to stay in tip top shape long after they've served. Truly inspires me.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mesomorph, as is the case for most other things.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Endomorph: Strongest legs and core. Capable of carrying the most mass.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    By acft standards, the ectomorph with strong legs and great cardio. By realistic standards, the strong as fuck mesomorph who is all around strong with good cardio.

    Cardio is a meme. If you ever have to run 2 miles in war, your ass is grass. Audie Murphy sure as fuck didn't run away...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But he was lean enough to get up on that Tank and start spitting .50 cal hell. That's what counts at the end of it.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There used to be a maximum height for pilots and tankers for a reason, also the smaller the target the smaller the chance of hitting it.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the ideal soldier would be low to the ground and capable of carrying many times their own body weight in weaponry
    a man-ant hybrid, basically

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    From my time in the infantry ( as an officer) I'd say mesomorph. Tall skinny guys totally need not apply you'll get injured one way or another in training before you get anywhere, shorter guys I wonder if they wouldnt be totally fine if reqs were national but they require x km ruck with x kg weight over so many days that punishes them for being just 0.x percent smaller but in the real world they're less likely to break at the edges which is entirely what will get you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m a short guy and I can confirm that I didn’t get good at rucking until I put on weight. “Hit the gym” is amazing advice

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any tips on increasing running speed? I want to hit 3 miles in 18 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cut off your legs and replace them with cybernetic enhancements.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We aren’t there yet, sadly

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Far right, plenty of muscle to move shit, small target

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Somatypes aren't real.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anthromorphic.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    endomorph because they will become a mesomorph and then an ectomorph before starving to death

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