21 SAS reserves training

#1
Hey guys,

Does anyone know where can I find a good training program in order to get fit enough to try SASR selection.

DMan.
 
#2
#4
hey Dman,

The good old "Get Fit for the Army" poster with the week by week training plan works very well if you can maintain the motivation. The other thing I use is the British Military Fitness app for the iphone. £2.99 but well worth it. The lucozade one aint bad neither and it is free. Good luck and have fun.
 
#6
Give 21 a ring, their recruiting manual has a 12 week programme in it.
Best advice you'll get here. 21 Have a vested interest in getting potential recruits as fit as possible, so their training program is the one to follow.

IIRC, 21 and 23(if they still exist)advise recruits to begin training at least three months before Selections starts. The program is intensive and includes training twice a day at some points, so be aware of the kind of commitment you will be making. Selection and Continuation takes well over a year, and you will have very little free time during that period. Your life will revolve around work, personal fizz training and training with your unit.

Best of luck.
 
#9
the quiet soldier is quite a good read to realize what your getting into not much use for fitness or military skills but whats life like if you go for selection GOOD luck your need it.
 
#10
Just how many threads CAN there be where people like to advertise their obvious hardness because they are asking for info on how to get fit enough to attempt TA SAS Selection ?

If these folk can't even use a computer search function, it won't matter how fit they are, they haven't a fecking hope !
 

Cutaway

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#13
#14
Applying for 21/23 you HAVE to apply as Other Rank, officer doesn't come into it. It's gonna get slated now, but a good example is to look at Bear Grylls - he'd passed RM POC but decided to go for 21 first, "just to see" if he had 'it'. He did so as Other Rank although he wanted t be an officer.

In fact, ignore the scandals and all that, and get his new-ish book/autobiography. Haven't attempted selection yet myself so can't say yay or nay, but despite the fact he can't mention Pen Y Fan (instead calls it "one particular high mountain known to all troopers"), almost a third of the book is about selection and how it affected his life on and off the weekends. No real details but a good summary, listing the general idea and structure of every march/weekend/drill night.

I've been training with Fighting Fit by Adrian Weale, already mentioned above. Fitness has shot through the roof but haven't tried the SAS plan yet - been following the Fighting Fit plan and the P-Coy plan.

But don't listen to me, I'm still a civvy and to be honest, every one of these threads results in the same thing: the blind (such as myself and 90% of the other posters), leading the blind.
 
#15
I applied during my OTC years but was told that I would have to leave the OTC in order to apply. Despite what Kiwi said you can apply as an officer. You will do all of the OR weekends but will be given an extra weekend as your officer selection. Additionally you will have to display all those good officer qualities during your training, I recommend applying for an Special Forces Estimate Course run at Poole in order to crack the officers weekend (ask your PSI when you apply). Certain units within 21 and 23 are currently screaming for subbies so play your cards and pick a unit that needs junior officers. Get Adrian Weale's book and crack on, he's not bad for a navy bod. The book Quiet Soldier is alright but now well out of date for 21 selection, despite being an entertaining read. If you plan to join the regular army post uni I don't recommend 21 or 23 but if you wish to stay in the TA then you will be hard pressed to find a better bunch of blokes and they tend to have more spaces than the SBS (R). Call the recruiter, get involved, it is more achievable than you think.

thats good to hear, im currently in first year training with otc, looking at applying for 21 but want to get a bit of experience and a high level of fitness before i even bother contacting them.
Also are members of the otc allowed to apply as other rank and not just as officers?
 
#16
Oh yes, a "sticky" for joining the special forces, that would be amazing.
The septics have loads of info on joining their SF on their forums so why not?

Run, gym, cycle, rucksack march ........... repeat.

I met an ex SEAL who is on contract to deliver pre-training programmes to civvy wannabe SEAL's - direct entrant program. They have a pre-BUDS beasting/heads up program that applicants go through as a taster of what is to come and they have to get through that to get into a BUDS class. The bloke I spoke with told me that the number getting through the official pre-selection phase had risen dramatically from something like a 20% pass rate to something like an 80% pass rate. So, as far as the septics are concerned it is well worth investing some time and money in training and advice.

However, from what I have been told they have a very high turnover in the SEAL's because as soon as they get 3 years experience they feck off to do contract work so they need rapid replenishment of manpower.........which lacks operational experience.

My point being; there could, like the septics, be organised participative pre-selection training programmes to bring along those who may have otherwise been a borderline pass but failed instead. I know its not a numbers game, but I would think that there are those who would make damn fine troopers with a bit of initial guidance.
 

The_Duke

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#19
I applied during my OTC years but was told that I would have to leave the OTC in order to apply. Despite what Kiwi said you can apply as an officer. You will do all of the OR weekends but will be given an extra weekend as your officer selection. Additionally you will have to display all those good officer qualities during your training, I recommend applying for an Special Forces Estimate Course run at Poole in order to crack the officers weekend (ask your PSI when you apply). Certain units within 21 and 23 are currently screaming for subbies so play your cards and pick a unit that needs junior officers. Get Adrian Weale's book and crack on, he's not bad for a navy bod. The book Quiet Soldier is alright but now well out of date for 21 selection, despite being an entertaining read. If you plan to join the regular army post uni I don't recommend 21 or 23 but if you wish to stay in the TA then you will be hard pressed to find a better bunch of blokes and they tend to have more spaces than the SBS (R). Call the recruiter, get involved, it is more achievable than you think.
You see, that is what being Special (R) is all about.....

rigorous attention to every minute detail, accurate gathering of information and timely dissemination. Alternatively, bluff like 10 men and hope nobody notices.

Adrian Weale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
#20
I applied during my OTC years but was told that I would have to leave the OTC in order to apply. Despite what Kiwi said you can apply as an officer. You will do all of the OR weekends but will be given an extra weekend as your officer selection. Additionally you will have to display all those good officer qualities during your training, I recommend applying for an Special Forces Estimate Course run at Poole in order to crack the officers weekend (ask your PSI when you apply). Certain units within 21 and 23 are currently screaming for subbies so play your cards and pick a unit that needs junior officers. Get Adrian Weale's book and crack on, he's not bad for a navy bod. The book Quiet Soldier is alright but now well out of date for 21 selection, despite being an entertaining read. If you plan to join the regular army post uni I don't recommend 21 or 23 but if you wish to stay in the TA then you will be hard pressed to find a better bunch of blokes and they tend to have more spaces than the SBS (R). Call the recruiter, get involved, it is more achievable than you think.
How many bottles of Tippex had you mainlined when you wrote this?
 

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