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Discharging due to fitness

#1
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups in 2 mins and 50 sit ups in 2 mins.
 
#2
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups, 50 sit ups.
I think 44 pushups is a bit optimistic for a lot of people, even in 2 minutes.
 
#3
:p
Unfolded said:
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups, 50 sit ups.
I think 44 pushups is a bit optimistic for a lot of people, even in 2 minutes.
Hell I'm late forties and I can push twice that out ... get a grip and do some work you lazy young scamp!! :p
 
#8
InVinoVeritas said:
:p
Unfolded said:
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups, 50 sit ups.
I think 44 pushups is a bit optimistic for a lot of people, even in 2 minutes.
Hell I'm late forties and I can push twice that out ... get a grip and do some work you lazy young scamp!! :p
21 mins for the 1.5 miles? 8O
 
#10
InVinoVeritas said:
:p
Unfolded said:
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups, 50 sit ups.
I think 44 pushups is a bit optimistic for a lot of people, even in 2 minutes.
Hell I'm late forties and I can push twice that out ... get a grip and do some work you lazy young scamp!! :p
It does seem to be the case that the younger ones struggle with push ups more than anything else.
 
#11
postman_twit said:
InVinoVeritas said:
:p
Unfolded said:
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups, 50 sit ups.
I think 44 pushups is a bit optimistic for a lot of people, even in 2 minutes.
Hell I'm late forties and I can push twice that out ... get a grip and do some work you lazy young scamp!! :p
21 mins for the 1.5 miles? 8O
nah... the sit ups .. my run times 11 and a half minutes these days give or take but thats the advantage of geting older.. could walk round and pass heh heh!
 
#13
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups in 2 mins and 50 sit ups in 2 mins.
I don't know about other ATR's but at ITC Catterick you won't get discharged for failing the initial PFT. A few people failed it in my platoon but everybody passed the mid-course PFT in the platoon. To be honest though if you can't acheive the minimum scores you need to have a look at yourself and ask yourself if you really want to be in the army, because if you do then you'll get your finger out and train hard and get upto standard.
 
#14
wannabe-rifleman said:
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups in 2 mins and 50 sit ups in 2 mins.
I don't know about other ATR's but at ITC Catterick you won't get discharged for failing the initial PFT. A few people failed it in my platoon but everybody passed the mid-course PFT in the platoon. To be honest though if you can't acheive the minimum scores you need to have a look at yourself and ask yourself if you really want to be in the army, because if you do then you'll get your finger out and train hard and get upto standard.
Good to know mate, It may have changed since you did your training though, january right ?

Recruiting officer at my AFCO said it today, obviously if I think I have a high chance of failing it I would rather have a word with him and see what I can do.

14 months of trying to get in hits your enthusiasm I think well at least in my case, let it slip recently, all my own fault just trying to see the most logical path to go forward.
 
#15
Firthy556 said:
wannabe-rifleman said:
Firthy556 said:
Just heard from my afco all of one hour ago that now you take a fitness test when you get to your phase 1 and if you don't hit the requirements you are immediately discharged.

anyone else heard this?

I'm not too confident on how I will fair when I get there.

He said something along the lines of 10.30 1.5 miler, 44push ups in 2 mins and 50 sit ups in 2 mins.
I don't know about other ATR's but at ITC Catterick you won't get discharged for failing the initial PFT. A few people failed it in my platoon but everybody passed the mid-course PFT in the platoon. To be honest though if you can't acheive the minimum scores you need to have a look at yourself and ask yourself if you really want to be in the army, because if you do then you'll get your finger out and train hard and get upto standard.
Good to know mate, It may have changed since you did your training though, january right ?

Recruiting officer at my AFCO said it today, obviously if I think I have a high chance of failing it I would rather have a word with him and see what I can do.

14 months of trying to get in hits your enthusiasm I think well at least in my case, let it slip recently, all my own fault just trying to see the most logical path to go forward.
Man up only 14 months , its been 24 for me and counting grit your teeth and tell yourself i will do whatever it takes to achieve my goal. If you cant motivate yourself to get to MINIMUM standards god help you if you join the Army where you'll receive no sympathy.
 
#16
10.5 mins, 44 pushups and 50 situps is genuinely absolutely nothing to be honest. It isn't like training has crept up on you as a surprise looking at your signature!

Push yourself hard and you could probably make that by 16th May.

100pushups.com
200situps.com
 
#19
Taita said:
10.5 mins, 44 pushups and 50 situps is genuinely absolutely nothing to be honest. It isn't like training has crept up on you as a surprise looking at your signature!

Push yourself hard and you could probably make that by 16th May.

100pushups.com
200situps.com
Thats the beauty :D
 
#20
wannabe-rifleman said:
I am still in training it won't have changed because I am on the 'new' course which changed around august last year. Just stick in and train hard mate.
Good to know mate, just did my press ups, managed 39, no not too far off, the sit ups are a breeze and the run.. well we shall see, if I run for all that is holy I should be able to magic myself to around the 10.30 mark.
 

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