Only thing I did like this was 3 sets of 10 reps but for multi-seat vehicle entry and egress.
This sounds like one of those whizzo ideas some 60-year old eejit at HJV HQ has come up with, courtesy of having spent six months in the ever-so-special HJV patrols company in 1985. I fail to see much merit in it, frankly.
Jesus, that's amazing. It sounded more than idiotic enough to be HJV.
I'm struggling to think of a time when my bergen weighed only 25kg, especially with a a 351 pack under the lid and a spare battery, and....... Heavier than Harold Shipman's conscience/Cyril Smith's Tesco trolley.Functional fitness in action - you need to be fit enough to pick up a 25kg bergen so practice picking up a 25kg bergen
True, but this is for recruits - if the DS say a 25kg bergen then 25kg it will be, how many times its unpacked/repacked or how many pressups are smashed out in the process of getting the weight correct is up to the recruits!I'm struggling to think of a time when my bergen weighed only 25kg, especially with a a 351 pack under the lid and a spare battery, and....... Heavier than Harold Shipman's conscience/Cyril Smith's Tesco trolley.
Oh, I know - the bulk of the green HJV are bang on and have the respect of their Regular comrades, especially as, in recent years, the two organisations have been far better integrated.You seem to have a few (incorrect) preconceptions about the HJV. It's like most reserve organisations in that there are both good and bad elements. The focus has been more professional over the last years, and a lot more training, equipment, and standards are aligned with regular forces.
Still not everything, unfortunately (especially the police home guard, who still do all they can to destroy our credibility).
Happy to chat about it in a different thread.