My military carrier started in the 80’s. So I was fortunate to experience an extended period of peace, with the exception of Northern Ireland.
My 12 year carrier saw me in a number of roles, ranging from mech inf, artillery, support weapons to drill & ceremonial.
As you can imagine humping 5,000 rounds of link and personal kit pays it toll on backs and knees, though I have no complaints. It’s the path I choice.
So, my resettlement was a personal training coarse with premier (ran by an ex PTI officer), back in 97.
While I learn’t a lot from the program, it wasn’t until working on myself and a few old comrades I figured what I really wanted to do with this new set of skills.
I would love to give you the secrect to strength training for free but I can’t for two reasons. One – You simply wouldn’t value it! Two – It would piss the wife off as she wants my money! LOL.