2011 fitness requirements

#1
i know this has come up a few times, but what are the fitness requirements for joining the TA? the latest ones!

i am in the joining process and can not find the run time to beat. some sites say one thing and others somethng different.

so whats the run time?
press ups?
situps?
anything else?

any help would be great.​
 
#2
For selection..

1.5miles within 14mins

afaik the sit ups and press ups have now been replaced with other exercises to measure core strength

for example lifting various weighted bags up and placing them on a shoulder height shelf, pulling exercises etc
 
#4
When you join they want the run time to be a max of 10mins 30secs, something like 46 sit-ups in 2mins and round about the same amount of push ups, thats for regular army but only did run at selection with pull ups and dynamic lift shit
 
#5
When you join they want the run time to be a max of 10mins 30secs, something like 46 sit-ups in 2mins and round about the same amount of push ups, thats for regular army but only did run at selection with pull ups and dynamic lift shit
Shut up you dribbling spastic.
 
#6
As a potential recruit the standards required are very much lower than that of a trained soldier. Designed to exhibit a basic level of fitness that with a bit of advice and direction can be improved upon. The TA will not make you fitter, you have to make yourself fitter in your own time! Tests im aware of are the 1.5 mile run in 14 mins, jerry can carry test, 100m (i think) paced alongside a PTI, power bag lift (lifting increasingly heavier bags onto a 1.7m (ish) platform). I have seen recruits doing circuit sessions, boot runs and endurance runs, they really mix the training up here at 49(E) Brigade. There are other assessments such as the lumbar strength tests where you are strapped to a device that doesnt move but instead measures the force exerted onto it to determine your level of strength in your back.
 
#7
i know this has come up a few times, but what are the fitness requirements for joining the TA? the latest ones!

i am in the joining process and can not find the run time to beat. some sites say one thing and others somethng different.

so whats the run time?
press ups?
situps?
anything else?

any help would be great.
UNTIL JAN 01 2012

PARA/SF RUN 09.30 LIFT (BAG) 40 kg 150 JERRY CAN CARRY 150 m
INF RUN 14.00 LIFT (BAG) 40 kg JERRY CAN CARRY 150 m
OTHER ARMS RUN 14.30 LIFT(BAG) 20 -40 kg JERRY CAN CARRY 0.5 cm (SIGS) -500 m (REME RECOVERY MECH)
This will change to Regular standards wef JAN 01 2012
 
#8
Isn't it funny the OP's name is Hopper, CHopper...

Wah or just unlucky...
 
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#13
again thanks for the info, seems to be a little different time, but i will go on 14mins for run and just keep fit in general.

any tips for the tests???
Or, you could train down to 1030 with 45(minimum) press ups and 50(minimum) sit ups and then you'll not need to worry about your fitness during training and therefore you'll be able to spend more time on other things.
 
#14
I did my TA RSD at Waterbeach in August and the only pass/fail scenario was the 1.5 mile run, everything else (jerry can lift/static lift/pullups etc) was as an observation of our fitness, not a test.
As I was applying for Infantry I had to complete the run within 12:30 (I did 11:37, which I have since got down to 10:50), all others; 14:00 or less.
My tips; show effort, stay hydrated, don't eat too much during lunch (you'll want to stay light on your feet), and most importantly; get chatting and enjoy it :D
 
#15
i have just come back from doing my BARB, which i passed, was told i need a score of 26 to pass - i got 41.

the recruting bloke told my that the run time is 10.5mins and you need to be able to do 40 pressup and 40 situps, both in 2 mins, but not together.
 
#16
i have just come back from doing my BARB, which i passed, was told i need a score of 26 to pass - i got 41.

the recruting bloke told my that the run time is 10.5mins and you need to be able to do 40 pressup and 40 situps, both in 2 mins, but not together.
The requirements for a trained soldier under the age of 29 and male are as follows;

10min 30secs 1.5 mile best effort run
44 press ups in 2 mins
50 sit ups in 2 mins

The requirements are not the same for a recruit. What your recruiter has told you is incorrect. Unfortunately i can't lay my hands on the exact requirements for recruit selection at the moment!
 
#17
Just to clarify

All the PSS(R) tests on the RSD are pass/fail, however only the run you are told about (14 mins), the rest are more of an assessment and if you under perform you will fail I have seen it a few times. But don't panic if you don't complete the test put in front of you, for example the jerry can test, it is possible for you to stop before the end and still pass but its dependent on age, gender and job you want to do.

If you completely wash out, as in you can't left the jerry cans more than a couple of feet (yes it happens) then you will get a straight fail. If on the other hand you manage 100 m with the jerry can before it slips out of your hand you will be referred to your unit and they will make the decision

Same also goes for the BARB test, you can fail it if you don't get the minimum standard pass (Infantry) however that score will go back to your unit, if you don't make the grade for your particular capbadge/vocation, you will potentially fail selection, but more likely put into another job. We share with a RMP unit and they are very strict on that point.

To summarize

If you take over 14 mins on the run instant fail

If you bomb out of the BARB instant fail

Every else is assessed normally at your unit, however it is possible for you to fail if you get 13.59 on your run and a poor showing on everything else. Basically you have to go for it and get the best possible score imaginable.

However the biggest cause of failures i have seen have been through attitude and bearing, want to pass ? Mouth shut (except when required to speak) ears open and work your hardest, good luck
 
#18
My tips; show effort, stay hydrated, don't eat too much during lunch (you'll want to stay light on your feet), and most importantly; get chatting and enjoy it :D
Light on your feet? You're not trying to join Gok Wan's Corps of Decorators are you :wink:
 
#19
Was just on RSW two weeks ago at Strensall, on the Saturday we lifted power bags to 1.45m (apparently meant to replicate the height of a Bedford) starting at 15kg and increasing in 5kg increments to a maximum of 40kg. This was followed by a jerry can carry, 20kg in each hand to I think a max distance of 150m (could be wrong so don't quote me on that-s4ite memory) at a pace set by the PTI. The following day was the 1.5 miler as others have said 14 mins for infantry but other trades had higher times, don't know the times for other trades.

It's not strenuous at all however I would say put some effort into upping your phys before you go down as the difference between being able to run and being able to run best effort over 1.5 miles proved to be too much for a lot of the applicants.
 

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