Fitness levels

#1
Hey guys, Been a while since i last been on and was wondering if there's anything i should aim to do before is tart basic in 17 days.

Currently training 6 days a week, 3 days running and 3 days in the gym and try to fit a swim in twice a week.

I do 3 miles Monday, 5 miles Wednesday & 10 miles on a Friday. Timing the first mile & half on the first day to see if there's any improvement ( There is ) and do press ups on my running days. In the gym i do my usual routine along with sits ups with a 10 kilo weight on my chest. My mile & 1/2 is now just under 9 minutes which is a lot better than what it was and doing 4 sets of 25 press ups and bringing my hands in closer to my chest every set. Is there anything else i could work on that would make basic that little bit easier for myself or should i just carry on doing what i am doing and give myself 3 days rest before i start training? Cheers
 
#3
Sometimes I find I get my best time after a week or two of no training at all, due to holidays or something.
I go out expecting to have got worse, and get my best time ever.
Might be worth considering?
 
#5
Sometimes I find I get my best time after a week or two of no training at all, due to holidays or something.
I in out expecting to have got worse, and get my best time ever.
Might be worth considering?
I do not think now is the time to stop training as i am off in 17 days. Want to be as fit as possible so i am not getting my head ripped off by the corporals when i get there :p
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
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#6
I'd take the last 7 days off before you go and rest. You sound better prepared than most.
 
#8
Try and and take a couple of days off before then other wise you are over training and won't improve as much. Your body needs time to rebuild. Recovery is just as important as exercise.
 
#11
That's why i asked is there anything else i could do for phys ;) p.s pies are disgusting!
You don't like pies? You'll be fucked in the cookhouse then. Practically every meals a pie or fish
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
#17
I agree it will still be hard work, but being fit on arrival means less chance of injury and maybe a more positive attitude.
 
#18
I wouldn't now, either. I got into it all early last year and it's farrkin addictive innit? I start fretting now if I miss a couple of days gym.

It's a serious point though. Lots of lads do **** all - trust me, they'll get you fit. And just because you ARE fit, don't think you'll have an easy time of it because you won't.

You're doing the right thing though, so good luck and enjoy your army career.
yeah good point, I know my friends passed out in November and they are seriously fit and they still found it hard. I dont expect it to be easier but the fitter i am the better it will be.
 

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