o: if you followed my journal over the 11 months you'd be reasonable to observe I had a training problem: too many routines, activities all over the place, not enough intensity/adherence/ex consistency. i agree. my initial program was based on a preparation program for professional soldiers preparing for a selection course. to be successful the program needs to be undertaken professionally. (ie: as a job). i made minimal progress for many months. Due to leaving a job I could train 'professionally' for 3 months, and this stuff still was too much.
L: keep routines focused on one part of the fitness continuum unless you're training for a living.
Not only that, soldiers train under the threat of constant yelling (24X7 Personal Trainer) or rather moral support, all night clean up in the barracks, having all of their money taken away, and at some times, a dishonorable discharge. They are also taken to eat tons of food for every traditional meal and forced to get their sleep in. At least during basic and other specialized training camps such as Airborne, NCO training, etc. Not to mention, having the pent up frustration of not legally being able to be with a woman during that time.