Briefing - press ups?

#1
Hello to all,

I am trying to find out a little more about the physical requirements for my up coming briefing. Basically I want to know if press ups and sit ups are tested at the briefing or is it just at main board?

Thanks in advance
 
#2
Its just at main board. Make sure you are good at supporting your own bodyweight thuogh, as youll need it for the ropes on the obstacle course and the command tasks.
 
#4
At the briefing the only press up thing you will do is when your group is taken aside to some mats. One member is then selected to do a press up while your group leader explains the required positioning. With us, we were then all told to go down and pump some out about 10 to make sure we had the positioning right. The same thing was then repeated with sit ups.
 
#5
what? no pressups or situps at briefing? I thought that at the Briefing you were tested on all areas of fitness from the off. So presumably it is just the bleep test and assault course at the briefing? in that case my ACA has been telling porkies!
 
#6
dirk_digler said:
what? no pressups or situps at briefing? I thought that at the Briefing you were tested on all areas of fitness from the off. So presumably it is just the bleep test and assault course at the briefing? in that case my ACA has been telling porkies!
Briefing = MSFT (bleep test) and individual assualt course
 
#7
You do some sit-ups and press-ups, but only to ensure that you're doing them properly.
 
#9
Dionysus said:
hurdles are at the briefing though?
They are, yeah. They're quite high actually, but i couldnt tell you how high exactly. theres also a long jump, the wall, granny steps, and a rope swing, and eveyone's favourite bleep test. none of its impossible, but its not made any better wearing the restrictive boiler suit they give you.
 
#10
whisky_octopus said:
Dionysus said:
hurdles are at the briefing though?
They are, yeah. They're quite high actually, but i couldnt tell you how high exactly. theres also a long jump, the wall, granny steps, and a rope swing, and eveyone's favourite bleep test. none of its impossible, but its not made any better wearing the restrictive boiler suit they give you.
do you think the hurdles are above waist height? these are bloody annoying, i am a clutz when it comes to things like this
 
#11
Well if you're a midget then they are above shoulder height :D


I think the hurdles were about 1m high, so good height on them. I struggled with them, but am confident I'll clear them at main board. Would advice squats and other similar exercises, also practicing the technique. I get messing up with my trailing leg clipping the hurdle, so make sure you tuck it in!
 
#12
I'm a big Slipknot fan so boiler suits are a common appearance in my wardrobe, they didn't faze me one bit.

Neither did the hurdles, just watch Two Scoops jump over some cars, and work on your technique and you'll be fine. Nothing major, literally run-jump-two steps-jump onto the next obstacle.
 
#15
Is there anybody who is able to do 55-60 press-ups in 2 minutes? I would like to acheive this standard and think it would be useful if somebody could recommend a training program to acheive this standard.

At the moment I am able to do the required amount of press-ups by doing 35 in one minute, resting for 30 secs and finishing the last 9 in the final 30 seconds. It is quite a struggle.

My current training program is 3 sets of 25 3 times a week. A pyramid of 25-20-15-(many as possible)-(many as possible) once a week and test conditions once a week.
 
#16
Kings_Gambit said:
Is there anybody who is able to do 55-60 press-ups in 2 minutes? I would like to acheive this standard and think it would be useful if somebody could recommend a training program to acheive this standard.

At the moment I am able to do the required amount of press-ups by doing 35 in one minute, resting for 30 secs and finishing the last 9 in the final 30 seconds. It is quite a struggle.

My current training program is 3 sets of 25 3 times a week. A pyramid of 25-20-15-(many as possible)-(many as possible) once a week and test conditions once a week.
Try following the programme on this site. It's quite effective at improving the number you can do althought you might not make it to the 100 within 6 weeks.

http://hundredpushups.com/
 
#17
As regards push ups, just keep banging them out, practice, practice, practice. Do the best you can do in 2 minutes often.

I just bang out 45 a couple of times a day now. Hammer it for a day,rest muscles the next day, start again next day.

My best recently is about 76, but ive got higher than that (last summer in my prime!).
 
#18
And do they allow you to take a break in the pushups/situps? Or do they need to be in an unbroken sequence?
 
#19
You can take breaks.

The requirement is 44 press-ups in two minutes.

You will be shown the required rest position at the briefing.
 
#20
Thanks, newbish. And congratulations on the pass! I've got mine very VERY soon.
 

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