Heaves

#1
Yet another Newbie nervous about RSC. I've got the running and sit-ups sorted, still working on the press-ups, but havn't even contemplated attempting heaves yet as i have nothing to practice on (poor excuse) How many are you expected to do? Please take into consideration that i'm not small (6ft and about 15st)

Cheers
 

BBear

LE
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#2
I heard that it was supposed to be 8 for an "ok" and 15 for a "oooo...aint he big n strong".

Was 15 for the RCB, when they still did them...I think?
 
#3
is a heave a pull up or chin up?
On there site it seems like a chin up because you see some fella with his hand close together and his fingers towards him.
or is it a pull up where your arms are wide apart
 
#4
I think it’s a chin up.
Apparently there is no minimum amount and it’s not a pass or fail exercise. But I guess it all goes towards your overall score.
What time you got for your 1.5 mile run Benji-son?
 
#6
how long were you guys waiting before you got your med docs sorted and got your interview i've been waiting about 8 weeks now for them to process my meds.

It is definatley a chin up not sure on minimum though
 
#7
it took about 2 weeks for my med docs to be sorted, I got the ok just before xmas, and have my interview tomorrow :)
I have nothing on my medical records, that might be why it was so quick.

It might be worth giving your careers office a buzz, see what they know
 
#8
Took about 2 week for me too. I had my interview last on Friday, it went really well.
Benji-son don’t worry about your interview as long as you’re not a complete retard you'll be fine.
I’m waiting for my RSC date a Pirbright now.
 
#9
Heaves, mine were tragic, it was like half a heave, another example of why women are useless :lol: - but it wasn't an instant fail.

Get yourself to the Gym where they should have heave bars there, and if not work on your upper body strength. I'm sure Argos do Heave bars?
 
#12
I just got back from my interview and it went really well, he was pleased with my fitness etc.
I asked the question about heaves and he said you want to be doing at least 6 :?

also.... has anyone got any tips on loosing 8kg in a matter of weeks? Even though im just under the BMI, the dudes at RSC want me to loose it before i go 8O
 
#14
Benji-son said:
I just got back from my interview and it went really well, he was pleased with my fitness etc.
I asked the question about heaves and he said you want to be doing at least 6 :?

also.... has anyone got any tips on loosing 8kg in a matter of weeks? Even though im just under the BMI, the dudes at RSC want me to loose it before i go 8O
You could... cut off your arm?

8kg in weeks is somewhat impossible without endangering your health. You'll need to watch and reduce your calory intake and try and do some long runs, such as 45 minutes in length, 3-4 times a week.

Cut out white bread, foods with lots of sugar, salt, foods with more than 10g of fat per 100, reduce intake of hard cheese, if you must have a snack then have something like a fruit bun or scone with no butter etc etc. White meat contains less fat than red meat, and contains even less than normal if you cook it without the skin on. Also increase consumption of fruit to fill you up.

You'll probably become depressed instead of fat on this kind of diet however. Enjoy..
 

ugly

LE
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#15
Sorry I thought this was about throwing up!
 
#17
I would agree with Charlotte here, people have passed by doing very few heaves but what really counts is your overall effort at RSC. Make the effort to try and do at least 6 but don't let it effect you on the day if you don't manage so many as this may effect your overall perfomance.

You only gonna get out what you put in so make it your best effort on all tasks.
 
#18
As far as im aware its baised on an al round score of how you do in the fitness not just on one individual part one lad never managed to do any heaves when I was there and he passed.
 
#19
Same here when I was there a fat kid did not manage to do any but still passed! Like otheres have said "it is based on your overall score". If you cant do any heaves make sure you can do a sub 10 min 1.5 mile run and that you can lift the 55kgs from the floor to 1.4m (i think) and you should be fine.

There are many other factors to consider as well but you should be fine as long as you are mature and show that you are willing to learn and do what you are asked.

Dan,
 
#20
Hi folks, first post on this site.... thought i'd place it here.

I feel the nerves too mate, infact your a step ahead of what I am.

I'm going down the AFCO tomorrow to get the ball rolling, something I should have done years ago, but still.

I can do about one pull up, but luckily I have a pull up bar I use to hang washing off I could put to use, already got my lardy 6ft 14.5 stone rear down
the gym. The running part doesn't bother me, im that stubborn id run till my arteries exploded, won't be beaten by a fairly out of shape shell.

Does anyone know how long you have to leave it before re-applying again if you fail on the grounds of general fitness?

Just preparing myself for the worst.

PS: ...sorry to thread crash.
 

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