Army fitness, fit enough?

#1
Hi all,
I'm currently applying to the army I'm a B-class Thai boxer, in fighting shape, I run almost every day and train once or twice a day(sparring, boxing training, ect...) and hit the weights three times a week.
Should I up my training routine for the army or am I currently doing enough?
PS: I really would like to continue boxing in the army, I know there's no Thai boxing, but there are some solid amateur boxers in the army right?

Kind Regards,

Xoums.
 
#2
What sort of distances are you running and in what time?
 
#3
10k in 40 to 50 mins depending on selected route and previous day training, after a hard training session i might run a bit slower or a bit less due to bruising from sparring ect..., but on average 10k in 40 mins on a good day, Also try and do some HIIT ( high intensity interval training) ie: uphill sprints, explosive drills, ect...
 
#4
If you are in fighting shape than i belive you are in shape to pass selection. If you pass selection and go to phase 1 than you will no longer need to worry about getting into shape as it is the PTI job to push you harder then you belived you could go.
 
#6
Hi again,
so I just time myself on a 1.5 mile run, I completed it in 9.6 minutes.
Also tested myself on max push ups in one minute = 72 pull ups wide grip = 16 sit ups= 100.
 
#7
Xoums said:
Hi again,
so I just time myself on a 1.5 mile run, I completed it in 9.6 minutes.
Also tested myself on max push ups in one minute = 72 pull ups wide grip = 16 sit ups= 100.
Unless you're going for Paras, don't worry you're well in there.
You should have a better 1.5 time though in all honesty from what you've said, did you not give it your all?
 
#8
Mate, absolutely no worries, there will be many, many fatter than you.

When you get in though you can't sit back on your laurels - the PTI will suss your standard and just expect you to work harder than all the others on circuits etc.

Good luck fella.
 
#9
Well I'm really interested to join as an Officer in the Gurkha regiment or the Royal Riffles, however should I fail my AOSB I will most definitely join as a regular as I am really keen to have a career in the army.
thank you for you advice,

Kind regards,

Max.
 

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