FITNESS Qs & ADSC 1.5 mile run times

Yes, you do. Cant remember the distance off top of head; something like a full lap or two depending on the size of the pool. Any stroke, just dont touch the side.
Like I can swim, but I cant lift my head so that I can breathe and therefore that causes me to stop so I can take a breath. I also panic a little about going to the deep part of the pool lol
 

JockScot

Old-Salt
Remember it's not 1.5miles anymore
I still train running 1.5 miles. At selection there's a warm-up to it, so when I did it last time we had to run like half a mile to the course where we then did the mile and a half run. the warm-up run there Is still there even though its 1.2 mile run now.

If you can smash the 1.5 miles you'll easily pass the 1.2 miles.
 
You need the warm up. But dont try to smash it, the clue is in the name....
 

SoXBoX

Crow
Wonder if anyone can shed some light on how flexible the Army is on BMI - I'm 28 years' old 6'2 and about 16.5 stone so my BMI puts me at the Obese end of Overweight :eek::rolleyes:, granted I could stand to lose a few pounds but to get down to the 28 they'd like it's about a stone off my current weight.

My run time is currently at 9:30 (Jobs I'm applying for are all 11:15) and the medicine ball & Mid thigh pull will be an absolute doddle.

Will this hold me up at assessment centre level or will I have until turning up for phase 1 to shed the extra lbs?
 

Swt16

Clanker
Wonder if anyone can shed some light on how flexible the Army is on BMI - I'm 28 years' old 6'2 and about 16.5 stone so my BMI puts me at the Obese end of Overweight :eek::rolleyes:, granted I could stand to lose a few pounds but to get down to the 28 they'd like it's about a stone off my current weight.

My run time is currently at 9:30 (Jobs I'm applying for are all 11:15) and the medicine ball & Mid thigh pull will be an absolute doddle.

Will this hold me up at assessment centre level or will I have until turning up for phase 1 to shed the extra lbs?
I believe you can join with a BMI between 28- 32 with further assessments
 
I want to apply but I don’t meet the fitness requirements, should I apply now and get fit as it can take months, or do I need to get fit before doing any application? Thanks
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
I want to apply but I don’t meet the fitness requirements, should I apply now and get fit as it can take months, or do I need to get fit before doing any application? Thanks
Apply now. Get fit. Meet the standard for entry.
 
Apply now. Get fit. Meet the standard for entry.
I’ve applied, and bought a treadmill. Can’t run outside at the moment but hopefully soon. Do I need to to be able to swim? Don’t know when I’ll be able to take swimming lessons due to the ongoing situation. I had a near drowning experience when i was younger. Also is there a minimum height requirement
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
I’ve applied, and bought a treadmill. Can’t run outside at the moment but hopefully soon. Do I need to to be able to swim? Don’t know when I’ll be able to take swimming lessons due to the ongoing situation. I had a near drowning experience when i was younger. Also is there a minimum height requirement
The details are here:


There will be swimming training and a test (once you are accepted) but let the Army train you for that. Obviously coronavirus is affecting the process of that system and I'm not close enough to know the details.

However, my son is in Phase 1 training for a Commission; his course started last autumn. The cadets are now back together but had an extended Easter break with on-line military and academic lessons plus streamed PT sessions followed by a quarantine period.
 

Swt16

Clanker
I want to apply but I don’t meet the fitness requirements, should I apply now and get fit as it can take months, or do I need to get fit before doing any application? Thanks
Personally I applied first then got fit but it's a personal choice, what is your run time if you dont mind me asking?
 
Personally I applied first then got fit but it's a personal choice, what is your run time if you dont mind me asking?
Run time? I can’t run 100 metres. Planning on doing the NHS couch to 5k (in 9 weeks) as well as weight training then just keep running 2k a few times a week
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
Run time? I can’t run 100 metres. Planning on doing the NHS couch to 5k (in 9 weeks) as well as weight training then just keep running 2k a few times a week
I suggest you start last week.
 
Run time? I can’t run 100 metres. Planning on doing the NHS couch to 5k (in 9 weeks) as well as weight training then just keep running 2k a few times a week
You are not going to get very far if you drop run time down to 2km a few times a week. Don't run anything less than 5km (ideally 5miles), at least three times a week. Twice a week do an 800m warm up and a 2km best effort. Also do cardio work and strength/conditioning.

Why cant you run outside? There is nothing stopping anyone from running outside. Treadmills are for gym buffs, there is a world of difference between "running" like a hamster, and running for real.

What Corp/Regt are you hoping to join?
 
You are not going to get very far if you drop run time down to 2km a few times a week. Don't run anything less than 5km (ideally 5miles), at least three times a week. Twice a week do an 800m warm up and a 2km best effort. Also do cardio work and strength/conditioning.

Why cant you run outside? There is nothing stopping anyone from running outside. Treadmills are for gym buffs, there is a world of difference between "running" like a hamster, and running for real.

What Corp/Regt are you hoping to join?
Well I didn’t want to type all this, but the reason I can’t run outside is because I have nobody to look after my kid on a regular basis. Obviously I have very robust childcare for if I do get into the army, and my sister would have him full time (or another family member) however they live 2 hours away so I wouldn’t be able to take him 3-5 times a week so I could run. I think I’ve worked it out now where I’m going to go to an empty field near me early in the mornings and run lengths around him. I’m not too sure on all the terms / language, I’ve only just started thinking about it all but know I need to get my fitness up to scratch before I consider anything, but i like the look of being a HR specialist
 
Well I didn’t want to type all this, but the reason I can’t run outside is because I have nobody to look after my kid on a regular basis. Obviously I have very robust childcare for if I do get into the army, and my sister would have him full time (or another family member) however they live 2 hours away so I wouldn’t be able to take him 3-5 times a week so I could run. I think I’ve worked it out now where I’m going to go to an empty field near me early in the mornings and run lengths around him. I’m not too sure on all the terms / language, I’ve only just started thinking about it all but know I need to get my fitness up to scratch before I consider anything, but i like the look of being a HR specialist
That will be some level of commitment - are you really, really sure you want to do this, and have you considered impact on your child; they will miss you as much (if not more) than you will miss them. Are your family prepared to basically play foster parent for 6+months?

Assuming AGC, the fizz requirements are the lowest/easiest; so you have some grace there. But even so, for someone who has done nowt, they may be a challenge. How old are you?
Start the treadmill work today!
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
Kit Reviewer
That will be some level of commitment - are you really, really sure you want to do this, and have you considered impact on your child; they will miss you as much (if not more) than you will miss them. Are your family prepared to basically play foster parent for 6+months?

Assuming AGC, the fizz requirements are the lowest/easiest; so you have some grace there. But even so, for someone who has done nowt, they may be a challenge. How old are you?
Start the treadmill work today!
It's not unknown. Last year RMAS had a single mother from another country for 11 months and left her daughter (young teenager) at home with her parents. They all pitched up for the parade.
 
That will be some level of commitment - are you really, really sure you want to do this, and have you considered impact on your child; they will miss you as much (if not more) than you will miss them. Are your family prepared to basically play foster parent for 6+months?

Assuming AGC, the fizz requirements are the lowest/easiest; so you have some grace there. But even so, for someone who has done nowt, they may be a challenge. How old are you?
Start the treadmill work today!
I’m 20. And yes. I’ve done a bit of research on it, but will need to do a bit more. It’s certainly going to be a challenge. I did go to the gym for 3 weeks a couple years ago. Long story As to why I stopped going but an embarrassing experience happened where I forgot my pin to get out (24 hour gym no staff) and had to press the emergency button and it was put onto speakers around the whole gym. So never went back. But I did enjoy my time there and I did a fair bit of running and cycling. Is the Army fitness app any good?
 
you'll make bigger - and more embarrassing - mistakes in life than forgetting a PIN number.

I've never used the fitness app, as I think its a waste of time and space, You dont need app to get fit, an app will not get you fit. You need to exercise. Odd concept for many people, but we've done without apps and smartphones and so on for decades and managed it.

Try a daily routine of thrice daily
- stretching, press ups x 10, squat thrusts x 10, situps x 10, burpees x 10. Plank for 1 minute. Repeat 3 times

6 days a week
- 1km run on teadmill
Each week increase by 5 reps, 1min on the plank, and 1km per week on treadmill
 

Swt16

Clanker
you'll make bigger - and more embarrassing - mistakes in life than forgetting a PIN number.

I've never used the fitness app, as I think its a waste of time and space, You dont need app to get fit, an app will not get you fit. You need to exercise. Odd concept for many people, but we've done without apps and smartphones and so on for decades and managed it.

Try a daily routine of thrice daily
- stretching, press ups x 10, squat thrusts x 10, situps x 10, burpees x 10. Plank for 1 minute. Repeat 3 times

6 days a week
- 1km run on teadmill
Each week increase by 5 reps, 1min on the plank, and 1km per week on treadmill
If selection is 2km surely you wanna be running that atleast
 

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