commando or para sappers ... fitness ?

#1
im in the final stages of my recruitment (fingers crossed if i get in) i wana opt for the pcoy or aacc , i know now my fitness is probably not good enough to start the courses but my question is would basic traning put me into a basic level of fitness suitable for starting the courses ? thanks
 
#2
Focus on getting through training first. You will discover while doing phase 1 and 2 training if your cut out for p coy or aacc imho.
 

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#5
skinnyjoe said:
im in the final stages of my recruitment (fingers crossed if i get in) i wana opt for the pcoy or aacc , i know now my fitness is probably not good enough to start the courses but my question is would basic traning put me into a basic level of fitness suitable for starting the courses ? thanks
When I did my training in Gib bks 15 years ago(i feel old)there was extra training in the evening for the blokes who wanted to go to 9 or 59 sqn.

IMO the basic fitness training is not enough and you would need to put some extra time in to it your self.
 
#10
BFT times are at best a very rough indication of readiness for Para selection (the 'B' stands for basic, after all).
You will probably already have found out that running with equipment is quite a different experience (take a look at the "airborne shuffle" used by guys with loaded bergens on their backs - different technique from bounding out an 8.30 mile and a half).
A respectable BFT time is a start, but only a start. Stamina and determination count a lot more. The physical fitness can be trained in, but mental toughness is more of a "given".
Without getting over-dramatic, If you've got it in your head, heart and guts you're already half way there.
 

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