I should be alright for the fitness but my recent exams destroyed my training program so i still have loads of work to do. Any suggestions on how to build upper body strength? As for the other stuff all I've been doing is keeping up with the news and some speed/distance/time calculations for the planning exercise. I'm coming from Belfast so will probably head over the night before. Where are you going from?
coming up from london. ouchh Belfast, thats quite a long journey. for upper body, i put together a training program with my rugby coach which is roughly 3-4 gym sessions a week (maybe more, depends how bothered i am/how much time i have) which excercises each different part of your upper body in every session. been doing it for a couple of months now and im moving up through the weights nicely. i could sort you out some session plans or something if you like?
Aye session plans would be good if you wouldn't mind Thanks a million To be honest I'm utterly clueless when it comes to strength training, it's the part of the briefing I'm most worried about. It's so bad I can't even do one pull up - I just hang there like an idiot lol. I can do the push ups but afterwards I kinda lose the feeling in my arms. It's slightly worrying lol. Are you doing any prep for the obstacle course?
i wouldnt worry too much about it, the briefing isnt massively strength-orientated...more just fitness. im not really worried about the obstacle course, but im sure the more strength training that you could get in before it would be helpful. do you have email/facebook which i could send the training plan to?
Yeah, unless it's changed a lot recently the only phys at briefing is the bleep test (10:2) and one quick blast around the assault course. Can't fault the attitude though and being able to really graft on the command tasks helps your case.
I'd be a lot more concerned about being on top of current affairs (You really need to make yourself heard without being a jerk), confident at interview (be prepared for the obvious questions) and familiar with the MAP test.
Going over from Belfast you'll probably fly into London the night before, take the Train up to Westbury and stay in a B & B, all courtesy of HMG of course. Make sure you book early if you have to arrange your own B & B.