5 weeks till basic at catterick! What should i focus on?

#1
Hello again!

Recently recieved news that i start my basic on 6th May at Catterick Barracks. I have been doing a varied work out focusing on core strength and running. Is there any perticular excercise i can practice to give me a head start on the physical aspects of basic?

What are the press up and sit up requirements and run time needed for a green light in the tests during week one of phase one?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Nervous but eager! :D
 
#2
Get some weight on your back, find a bigfcuk of hill (wales has loads) and get your little legs use to walking up the fcuker at speed. Running in soft dry sad is also good, so a big hill by a sandy beach will see you right!
 
#4
Fandangohxjg said:
What sort of distance should i be covering for running and what distance for the speed marching?
I am planning on joining up in August and I have been training for runs over 3-5 miles at a 8-9 mile pace and then between 1 and 2 miles at 6-7 minute pace.

As for hills.. as an avid hill walker I reccomend you find a hill (a big one.. go to Scotland, Wales or the Lake District and just climb it. Speed will come when your muscles get used to the activity. You can be as fit as you like but if your muscles are not used to hill walking you will be crap at it, so practice and speed will come naturally. As for getting up to speed marching speed I dont know about that.. maybe someone else will answer.

J.
 
#5
Go out on the town, have a laugh with your civvy mates while you can still relate to them and try and do as much shagging as you can before you start basic.

Seriously mate, let of a bit of steam before you enter the factory, go on holiday to Magaluf or similar and have a blast.
 
#6
Just had a good session circuit training at my local gym!

going to start this twice a week!

Does anyone know when the intial fitness tests take place during basic?

Is it during the first week and what is a green light pass?
 

ugly

LE
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#8
BiscuitsAB said:
student_grant said:
Go out on the town, have a laugh with your civvy mates while you can still relate to them and try and do as much shagging as you can before you start basic.

Seriously mate, let of a bit of steam before you enter the factory, go on holiday to Magaluf or similar and have a blast.
Now thats sound advice
X2 wish I had!
 
#9
ugly said:
BiscuitsAB said:
student_grant said:
Go out on the town, have a laugh with your civvy mates while you can still relate to them and try and do as much shagging as you can before you start basic.

Seriously mate, let of a bit of steam before you enter the factory, go on holiday to Magaluf or similar and have a blast.
Now thats sound advice
X2 wish I had!
x3 that enjoy your civvy mates shag loads of birds enjoy the spare time, because soon you will be busy doing all the fitness training.
 
#10
benchmarks (correct me if im wrong people):
- 1.5 mile run=10mins 30 secs
- Pressups=50
- Situps=50
- CFT=8miles 1.5hr, 25kg on your back (inc weapon, webbing, lid etc)

theyll get you fit, you dont need to be superman, wear your boots in though and get some decent insoles.
SG is right though, all work and no play etc etc
 
#11
Fandangohxjg said:
Just had a good session circuit training at my local gym!

going to start this twice a week!
Try at least 4 times a week mate - no less.

BT. :)
 
#14
You must be Stevie Wonder because if you looked you'd see he has already been there a month!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#17
I wonder how he has been gettig on? An update would be nice. I recall mine 25 years ago and it seemed to be an endless round of running and Gym. I hated them both but they made me a fine physical specimen for a 17 year old lad. 42 weeks at Shornecliffe seemed to last forever!
 
#19
Dont over do anything, by all means do some fitness and maybe learn how to switch an iron on, but dont go mad.

Get yourself sorted out so you have no hassle when your in, like sort any debt etc etc and if you can, try and get a holiday if you can afford it.

Otherwise,I just realized my advice is too late!!
 
#20
Yeah I'm getting the impression that they're not asking for too much fitness wise because they have 3 months to get you fit, plus if you're going for Infantry they have the Fox platoon program. I think this is a good idea, since the need to get yourself fit beforehand is a big deterrent to people joining here, I figure the pre-enlistment test should simply be about testing to see if you're healthy enough to have the capacity to get fit over that rather long period of time.
 

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