4/73 fitness

#1
Basically, I've been given the go-ahead to apply for the course, providing I can put together a structured training plan for my boss. Thanks to all the cnuts from my squadron who failed the AACC, I love you.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it is:-
CFT- 8 miles, 20kg in 2 hours
AFT-1.5 miles in <10:30 (currently doing 9:03)
Bleep test- Don't know
Military swim test

This is what I intend to put together due to the fact I'm a fat matelot prick.

Monday:
Jack all

Tuesday:
Morning: Circuits with the bootnecks
Evening: Full body Gym sesh and boxing


Wednesday:
Morning: Bootneck squad run
Evening: Boxing and swimming

Thursday:
Run in boots.-Starting at 3-5 miles, getting progressively further- and boxing

Friday:
Jack all

Saturday:
Run with a daysack and boots. Start at around 10k and get progressively heavier

Sunday:
Swim if I feel like it.

Feel free to shoot it down in flames, but it's just a rough guideline. Help would be appreciated.
 
#3
To the OP, stop being a flouncing nonce and ask a PTI to sort you out with a structured programme. What looks better:

"Boss, this a a structured programme written by a subject matter expert that is progressivly harder week by week with factored rest and specific targeting of muscle groups so as to avoid injury and to leave me at a standard that surpasses the required standard of the course ofter X amount of weeks training I can do in my own time"

or

"Boss, this is some shit I wrote myself and guys on the net thought it was ok even though I'm talking through my hoop and haven't a real clue what I am doing".

You choose.
 
#4
First of you have posted the requirements for being in the army, not for being in 4/73, as always the joining instructions give you the basics, the "if you can't manage the basic tests then don't bother joining" You will do them in the first 2-3 days just to get the tick in the box, what really matters is what occurs between and after.

You need CV for the daily PT sessions, oh and a big bag of stamina as it is relenting

Get used to moving cross country with weight at a fair pace, you don't need to be sprinting but don't dawdle

But most importantly sort your navigation skills out, if you can't successfully march from A to B cross country with getting geographically embarrassed, then you will be in pain for the course, trust your compass, Nav Ex 1 I was a little cocky and added a few extra miles on my journey, which I had to make up time-wise, which was nice.

Physically its not that bad, but it continues through out the course, so by the FTX some 13 weeks (as I believe it is now) later you are banjaxed. Watch out for the sickners, the safety wagon has a nasty habit of breaking down at the bottom of hills
 
#5
Sack off running in boots and weight, you'll injure yourself. Go for longer hill walks with about 35lbs and boots.
Agree whole heartly, don't turn up with an injury FFS
 
#8
Apart from the obvious brain injury, well I assume he did choose join the RN/images/smilies/icon_thumright.gif
I got lost on the way to the army desk. Fell down the stairs, cracked my head and the next thing I know I have a big chief waving an application form at me. After that all I remember is turning up at HMS RALEIGH

**** me... lets hope you don't fail either then... that could be awkward.
I know. I can't wait to get RTU'd for being a fat mess.
 
#9
I got lost on the way to the army desk. Fell down the stairs, cracked my head and the next thing I know I have a big chief waving an application form at me. After that all I remember is turning up at HMS RALEIGH


I know. I can't wait to get RTU'd for being a fat mess.

At least your sense of humour remains intact!=D
It could have been worse, you could have made it to the Army desk.

Best of luck.
 
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