I am a pathetic physical specimen

#1
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27

I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
 
#2
Hats off to you lad, I've been abusing my body for 30+ years and I have not been able to get as bad as you are. What sort of drinking training have you been carrying out?
 
#3
halfshellhick said:
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27


I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
This has got to be a WAH.

Even after a 17 hour sesh I can easily pass a PFT. (Not condoned or recommended BTW).

You are indeed not even pathetic..........
 
#4
A mix of endurance drinking and HIIT smoking. I can't fully blame fags and booze though, I have hardly exercised since the age of 11 when I stopped playing football.
 
#5
4 years, 13 months and 262 days.

Now, five times round my beautiful body..... wait for it.... GO!!!

On a serious note, start slowly, throwing yourself into running 3x a week a and doing weights 3x a week is going to be pretty demotivating when you are in such a puny and weedy state. Go out and get yourself a copy of "Fighting Fit" by Adrian Weale, all you need to know is contained within.
 
#6
halfshellhick said:
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27

I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
I must be more than twice your age and I am more than twice as fit as you are! How on earth have you managed to achieve that dismal level of fitness?

Three months - sensibly.

Read the previous threads - and there are lots of them. Stop the beer, fags and the junk food. Eat sensibly. Exercise lots - gently to start with. Then push yourself.

Litotes
 

Issi

War Hero
#7
I would stop right there, and not even bother to attempt another push up. It's just not going to happen, is it?
 
#8
Good God, im dead, and still fitter than you!!
 
#9
Ooof, it's like having kds.

Scarletto, you can shut it, you scouse girl.
 
#10
halfshellhick said:
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27

I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
I've got to say, I'm pretty impressed you can pick a pint up with having a cardiac arrest.

Litotes, just finished a job at the OTC and these young whippersnappers, well they ain't snappers but they need a LOT of whipping.
 
#11
GET OUT OF HERE.

Back in the day before I joined I used to get up early, before work and go for a run. I also used visit the sports centre twice a week for a keep fitness class. Occainsally I used the multi gym to help build up my upper body strength. My alarm clock was set to wake me up every Sunday morning, and I would go out running on my special Sunday morning route. I would always throw up lasts nights kebabs/bitter/lager at the top of a particular nasty hill without fail. I did all that to not to achieve the minimum standards, but to make sure I that I was as fit as I could be.
If you can't be bothered motivating yourself, as a future leader of men, how do you propose to inspire others.
As a wannabe officer, if you have to start a thread on here about minimum fitness requirements you might want to see the RAF or Navy websites.
Apparentley they take anyone.
 
#12
halfshellhick said:
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27

I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
Approx 2314 years fatty.
 
#13
spaz said:
halfshellhick said:
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27

I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
Approx 2314 years fatty.
he is fat? "I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape."

...lol he's fat and your blind i guess we all win there.... :wink: then again his version of 1.5mile run is 17min so maybe his version of fat pushes it a bit, but probably not to the extension "ty" on the end of "fat" to make "fatty" that makes me think of the word "obese" which he reckons he isn't 8O :lol: I'd say make a target of 8miles a day 7 days a week(whether that takes your life or not) just so if you ever meet these harsh individuals you can run them into the ground...literally for 8miles worth of stomping :p
 
#15
scarletto said:
Good God, im dead, and still fitter than you!!
Lightweight. Admittedly I am no longer the svelte toned chap I was when we joined but I could still pass a BFT in good order. And I am older than you :eek:

J
 
#16
The_Snail said:
Ooof, it's like having kds.

Scarletto, you can shut it, you scouse girl.
Sluggy, have more respect for your elders. You'll be of Chelsea Pensioner age like Scarletto too one day.
 
#17
halfshellhick said:
I am looking at joining the army as an officer having recently finished university, however the years of boozing/smoking have took their toll. I am not overweight, just weak and very out of shape.

My current stats are:

1.5 mile run: 17mins
Max press ups (2mins): 11
Max sit ups (2mins): 27

I am working temporary jobs for cash but would like to join asap. On a plan of running 3x a week and doing weights 3x a week can anyone give a rough estimate of how long it would take me to get to a suitable fitness? (10mins 1.5mile run, 40ish press ups/sit ups).
Sunshine, I would advise you give up the fags. With the money you save, join a gym and get with a personal trainer to set you up both a cardiovascular programme and weights for the major muscle groups. See this guy once a week for monitoring of you progress. A good heart rate monitor watch would also be useful if you are serious about getting fit so as to monitor your progress too.

Adrian Weald's book is excellent, read, start using the menus it has and you will be better informed on health eatting and nutrition. You say you're not fat, which is a good thing, so you should be able to follower his diet plan which is aimed at fueling your body as you train it.

Once you have gotten away from your current 'at death's door level of fitness, have a chat with your personal trainer and get him to incorporate Weald's programmes into your routine.

If you don't like gyms etc, just go with the book. You might want to also look at 'British Military Fitness' which is a national civie company staffed by ex' military PTI's. Get in touch with them, explain the situation and ask them for a pre Sandhurst beasting to get you in shape.

BE WARNED! Set about this in a good manner and listen to your body! Don't fcuk-up your career before it starts by picking up and injury!

Remember what others have said about the 'minimum' - you should be aiming to get the best time/amount done that you can and not less than the minimum.

Good luck.
 

Bowmore_Assassin

MIA
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#18
Not overweight ? What is your height/weight ?

Recommend you start slowly otherwise you'll pick up injuries.

I think it'll take you three to six months depending on your committment, diet etc, but I am not a professional fitness trainer...

You might want to look at CrossFit.com once you have a base level of fitness going (say after six weeks) but approach with caution and use some common sense if you start it. You certainly won't be in good enough shape to do the recommended work out of the day at full tilt. I've been doing it for 2 months and still cannot do all it says - reduce the weight load and reps that it recommends, read the literature.

Personal view - I am not a professional trainer.


Good luck.
 
#19
I could write a big ass thread but i can not be arrsed.

1. Eat clean, drink clean.
2. You dont need to give up smoking but try to cut back.
3. Keep your lungs active, you dont need to run if youre having trouble with distances but try biking, skipping, swimming or anything which takes them out of their comfort zone.
4. Run/jog/walk/crawl atleast once a week and just try to improve time/distance before getting into anything like interval training or fartlek.
5. Do this plan below and let me know how it goes...

10 x Pushups.
10 x Body Squats.
Rest 1 min.
Repeat 2 more times.

8 x Lunges. (each side)
15 x Crunches.
Rest 1 min.
Repeat 2 more times.

8 x Burpees.
Body Plank. (Hold for 30 seconds)
Rest 1 min.
Repeat 2 more times.
Any questions just ask, let me know how it goes. If you dont know the exercise then look to google.
I could be of more help, but since i just woke up, its not my top priority.
The workout is to be done 3 times for one week, aim for every other day. Its a very basic workout and should not challenge you, but i need you to let me know how it went so i can make a more specific workout for you.

:wink:
 
#20
RogerOut! said:
The_Snail said:
Ooof, it's like having kds.

Scarletto, you can shut it, you scouse girl.
Sluggy, have more respect for your elders. You'll be of Chelsea Pensioner age like Scarletto too one day.
8O Your the old twattttt, oh no wait its Soprano whose the old one. Somehow i think when im a Chelsea pensioner, i'll still be fitter than you. :)

Might see you next year J
 
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