Quick one guys/girls I have only got a small area with some hills that I use to train with a bergan by simply walking up and down, but its not exactly tabbing practice. If I wanted to get better at tabbing I'd probably have to use the roads around my area and seeing as they are tight country lanes with lunatic drivers, I'm hesitant to do so. Does anyone know of any good exercise routines that are good substitutes for tabbing? any muscle groups I should work in the gym Any suggestions? And before some smart gump says it, yes, I'm well aware 'there is no real substitute to the real thing' bla bla bla, but I'm sure there must be something else that works similar muscle groups? Also, when I was at P-Coy, I had extremely severe pains in the small of my back as we were going up and down the land of nod, to the point that I had to stop. But after a quick stretch and rest it went away (it wasn't just tiredness, I mean it was severe pain, as if something was about to tear). I'm assuming this was muscle pain/cramping, has anyone ever had this before? Anyone know any good exercises to get rid of it? I was using a long back bergan and I'm only 5ft9in - My RQMS told me to **** off when I asked for a smaller one before going to Catterick. I've now bought my own but I'm yet to use it on a decent Tab so not sure whether the pain will come back or not.