From so-so fitness to CFT by year end?

#1
Time to pre-emp the seasonal blip on the guts and I want to get a fair bit fitter by year end. I cannot have time off during the day for phizz so any suggestions for a training programme to get to 8mile, 25kg CFT by end dec?

Incoming and tw@t comments expected...
 
#3
Imcoming Expected? And rightly so, sh1te admin BB.

Get out in boots NOW, and do it 2/3 times a week.

After a couple of weeks introduce weight and build it up to your required 25Kgs.

Get off of here and get out, only way you are going to manage.
 
#4
Bravo_Bravo said:
Time to pre-emp the seasonal blip on the guts and I want to get a fair bit fitter by year end. I cannot have time off during the day for phizz so any suggestions for a training programme to get to 8k, 25kg CFT by end dec?

Incoming expected...
Are you saying that you can't do the CFT now?
 
#5
The 8 mile CFT is for troops about to deploy.

I want to get to that stage fairly quickly as I am not at that level of fitness right now.
 
#7
No. You said you wanted to do 8k and that, unless I'm very much mistaken is exactly 4.970969537896 Miles. Good luck though
 
#8
Bravo_Bravo said:
The 8 mile CFT is for troops about to deploy.

I want to get to that stage fairly quickly as I am not at that level of fitness right now.

So you can't complete an 8 mile CFT and you're involved in Recruit Training? Doesn't seem right to me.
 
#9
Prae,
Why don't you fuck off and leave him alone. He is an enabler. He enables other people to do the CFT while he drives the Jack Wagon :wink:
 
#11
Praetorian said:
So you can't complete an 8 mile CFT and you're involved in Recruit Training? Doesn't seem right to me.
Fine, although the recruits don't need to do the 8 mile CFT, and neither do TA soldiers unless they are about to deploy on Ops.

In fact, TA soldiers are not allowed to leap straight into the 8-miler unless there is a beat-up period beforehand.

So your comment has nil input apart from making yourself feel big, clever etc. behind your keyboard.

I want to improve my fitness, so fuck off unless you have anything constructive to add.
 
#12
Detonator said:
forniup said:
Prae,
Why don't you fuck off and leave him alone. He is an enabler. He enables other people to do the CFT while he drives the Jack Wagon :wink:
Doesnt that mean he enables people to jack?
Good point. Ummm nope I got nothing
 
#13
Bravo_Bravo said:
so fuck off unless you have anything constructive to add.
Bravo_Bravo said:
Incoming and tw@t comments expected....

You expected it and still bit BB!

Okay 5 and a bit weeks, I would look at this:

3 sessions a week:
Week 1
Session 1 - 15 kg - 4 miles in 1 hour.
Session 2 - 15 kg - 4 miles in 1 hour.
Session 3 - 15 kg - 4 miles in 1 hour

Week 2
Session 1 - 20 kg - 4 miles in 1 hour.
Session 2 - 20 kg - 4 miles in 1 hour.
Session 3 - 20 kg - 4 miles in 1 hour

Week 3
Session 1 - 20 kg - 4 miles in 1.30
Session 2 - 20 kg - 6 miles in 1.30
Session 3 - 20 kg - 6 miles in 1.30

Week 4
Session 1 - 20 kg - 6 miles in 1.30
Session 2 - 20 kg - 8 miles in 2 hours
Session 3 - 20 kg - 8 miles in 2 hours

To be honest if you can do it with 20kg, not a lot of point in lumping another 5 kg on your shoulders, bearing in mind 4kg of the weight will be your gat, obviously remember to warm up and warm down before and after, plenty of foot admin and fluids, good luck, any probs give me a shout.

BRL
 
#14
What do you class as foot admin?

Signing up atm and not driving so walk around 13miles a day at least, have to admit to a few foot pains, any obvious/basic recuperative principles to follow?
 
#15
People bleat about the Regs accepting the TA, and then come out with "TA don't do this, TA don't do that" as excuses for having bad fitness. If we want to be accepted by the regs, we need to be able to do the same job BEFORE we go on Ops, not rock up at Chilwell lacking.

Fair one for trying to improve it, but its hardly a good example for recruits if you can't manage an extra 2 miles/ extra 30 mins of exercise.
 

The_Duke

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#16
B_B,

It is just a steady walk with weight - nothing more. Up your standard levels of CV training, and go for the occasional walk with a daysack. Much more than that and your old knees will start to deafen people around you with their creaking.

The biggest issue with the CFT is between peoples ears - they make it out to be much, much harder than it actually is. Your only real stumbling block should be if your personal admin is so far up your hoop that your feet get shredded in boots.
 
#17
The_Duke said:
B_B,

It is just a steady walk with weight - nothing more. Up your standard levels of CV training, and go for the occasional walk with a daysack. Much more than that and your old knees will start to deafen people around you with their creaking.

The biggest issue with the CFT is between peoples ears - they make it out to be much, much harder than it actually is. Your only real stumbling block should be if your personal admin is so far up your hoop that your feet get shredded in boots.
Indeed. I'm a career Remf with very dubious fitness. I went on a bimble with 26KG the other day and did 8 and a bit miles in 2 and a quarter hours. That includes the time I was chatting to the farmer about places I could walk and the look around the farmers market I never knew was there. Training is for gays.
 
#19
J_E_P said:
What do you class as foot admin?

Signing up atm and not driving so walk around 13miles a day at least, have to admit to a few foot pains, any obvious/basic recuperative principles to follow?
For me, decent socks, shock-absorbing insoles, broken-in boots. I do sometimes pick up the odd blister; mostly I'd leave it until the evening, then pop it and if it's large cover it. I've never used or felt the need for spirits or other foot-hardening treatments; lots of walking thickens the skin and toughens feet much better than surgical spirit.

Inspect your feet at the end of every day. Keep your toenails short; powder them if you feel the need (talc is good, Fuller's Earth is good too). Dry your feet carefully and let them air. Dry your socks and boots; polish your boots to keep them waterproof.

Don't neglect this, even if you're wet and cold, squatting under a basha in the rain. In my experience, more people get casevac'd due to foot trouble than any other cause.
 
#20
Bravo_Bravo said:
Praetorian said:
So you can't complete an 8 mile CFT and you're involved in Recruit Training? Doesn't seem right to me.
Fine, although the recruits don't need to do the 8 mile CFT, and neither do TA soldiers unless they are about to deploy on Ops.

In fact, TA soldiers are not allowed to leap straight into the 8-miler unless there is a beat-up period beforehand.


So your comment has nil input apart from making yourself feel big, clever etc. behind your keyboard.

I want to improve my fitness, so fuck off unless you have anything constructive to add.
Err...there are exceptions; 23 put potential recruits through the CFT as early as Weekend 2.
 

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