Fitness!!!!

#1
Hey guys!!!

I got reconmended to come here wiv my queries!!

Ok I am 17 and hoping to join the RE in summer next year!!!

Im not very fit!! but i really want to increase my fitness!

Ive started running about a mile every couple days but i feel i shud run every day to improve my fitness but i have read the armys guide to getting fit and they suggest i run every second day!!! What shud i do?

Also does any of you have an idea to a good fitness regime!! or fitness ideas?


Any help wud be greatly appreciated!!!

sorry if this has been posted before!
 
#2
Do as it says in the book and you will be a better candidate, and to improve upon it will make your more so.

One thing I would change in the book would be to have more swimming included :D
 
#6
wana_b_sapper said:
Ive been told to do alot of runnin and do pressups and situps!!!


What shud i aim for!

eg. time for running a mile!, amount of situps and pressups
At the end of the day, you need to get:

1.5 mile run in 10 minutes 30 Seconds
44 Press Ups in 2 Minutes
50 Sit Ups in 2 Minutes

As a minimum.
 
#7
I had problem with my mile and a half. Took like 7 months to get it down.

For the first 4 months the regt had me doing 13 phys session a week (including Squadron phys and remedial) the last 3 months saw the squadron doing a lot of stuff out of camp, so I wasn't doing as much phys. Some reason, over the 3 months I kept knocking 30 seconds off my time. Each time thinking "I just can't knock anymore time off", although, the next time I could.

So, I think if you over do it, you gain nothing but a sweat. Fitness timed right will help you get fitter. Hydration is critical.
 
#8
Ok ty Praetorian

I went to army carears, asked them, but they said i will do a medical test tht consist of my medical and fitness? anyone know what they will look for in the fitness?


With press-ups and situps, my dad (ex-RMP) suggested i shud do like 10 pressups thn 10 situps and repeat 3-4 times to start wiv! is this a good idea??
 
#9
Fitness wise at 'selection' you will have to pass a mile and half under 12 minutes 30 seconds for 'adult entry' to phase 1.

Best thing is to time 2 minutes and see you how many sit ups you can do in that time. Repeate the process with press ups. Then you can see how much you got and set a goal to aim for 44 pressups and 50 situps. Might surprise yourself.

Also, you have to be cool with having you're nads felt by a man(doctor) at selection.
 
#13
Sparky? Knockers going to be pleased.

Of course there is always RE sigs, who make woman go weak at the knees.

Anyway, I won't say much more, some people don't like sprogs preaching to sprogs. ;) Especially when it's me and the thread title is fitness
 
#15
Jus Browsin The Topic, Just Outta Interest, Are The Sit-Ups With Your Feet Under A Bar Or Held Down Or Something, Or Unsupported?
 
#18
Nightrained said:
Also you have to be cool with having you're nads felt by a man(doctor) at selection.
that the only bit of the entrance process you actually passed first time NT was'nt it :?: 8O :?: 8O

Nightrained said:
Of course there is always RE sigs, who make woman go weak at the knees.
we all thought that was the Rohypnol that you need to have used to actually meet a woman NT. 8O :D 8O :D

wana_b_sapper said:
I am wanting to be a Sparky by trade!!!
gods trade, good choice fella.
 
#19
Nightrained said:
Of course there is always RE sigs, who make woman go weak at the knees.
Only because they are laughing at you so much :D

Nightrained said:
Anyway, I won't say much more, some people don't like sprogs preaching to sprogs. ;) Especially when it's me and the thread title is fitness
You are so right about that.

Nightrained said:
Sparky? Knockers going to be pleased.
Only because he likes little boys :twisted:
 
#20
To be honest with you running a mile even if you do it everyday isn't very beneficial, I suggest running roughly 3 miles! The more effort you put in now the easier your training will be when you get there!

Also as previously mentioned swimming is really good to get your fitness up!

Good luck
 
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