Hi all, first post here. Just got back from briefing and got a 2/3/phys. Bit disappointed as I passed the bleep test, and know people who didn't but still got Cat 1s, but there you go. To be honest, after thinking I'd bombed the plan ex and the aptitude tests I was made up just to get a pass at all. Anyway, my group leader said I didn't show enough aggression on the obstacle course, which obviously I know how to change for Main Board, but I struggled with the hurdles more than I thought I would, so that's the main think I'd like to work on, whilst obviously maintaining the other aspects of my fitness regime. I live in Liverpool city centre, so no running tracks or the like nearby, and I don't have any way to really replicate them that I can think of, unless anybody has any bright ideas? I was thinking of hammering the likes of heavy squats, weighted jump squats, plyometric lunges and the like, anything to improve my explosive leg power really. Does this seem a sensible way to go? Anybody experienced similar? The other area I want to improve is the abstract mental aptitude test. Although I was surprised to hear my MAP results were above average, he confirmed my suspicion that the abstract was my weakest. I'd done the practice ones that were emailed to us, but the ones towards the end seemed too be MUCH harder than the practices I'd done. I didn't seem to have a grey area either, I either spotted the pattern straight away or I couldn't see it at all. I didn't really seem able to work them out: I just had it or I didn't. Does anybody have a source of practice ones that I can do online that are sufficiently hard? And/or are there any other 'mental exercises' I can work on that will improve my performance? Sorry for the essay, just thought I'd get as much info out first time round to save people having to ask loads of questions. Thanks in advance.