Is this a good training program for getting fit for joining the British army?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by ben1994, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. ok well im joining the army and want to know if this a good fitness training regime for the army and if there is anything i can do to improve it


    monday - weight(strength training full body) and possible 6 a side footy for 1 hour


    tuesday - 3.5 mile run


    wednesday - running club up to 6 miles max, boxing in evening full body circuit and 2 mile run


    thursday - 3.5 mile run


    friday - weights(endurance training full body)


    saturday - rest


    sunday - 5.5 mile run


    just want to say my run time last time i checked was 9:41 for 1.5 miles and pullups are 15 (full extension) my press ups are 62 and sit ups are 77 but my feet were unsupported.
    i just want to know is there any changes or something else i can do to help me be ready for the army im about 10 to 12 months before i go in cos i need to finish college


    much thanks ben
     
  2. Sounds great. Keep it up, don't get bored, don't get injured ( vary your routines).

    Good luck.

    BL
     
  3. Personally i would chuck a swim or two in there as recovery.
     
  4. ok cool um any idea when i should do a swim in my workout?
    and are my fitness standards at a very good level for the armoured i dont just wanna pass i wanna do really well
     
  5. Here you go...
    http://gregsadetsky.com/_files/5bx-plan.pdf
     
  6. Sounds good but you might be at risk off overtraining and possibly injuring yourself.

    Also try and do some speed work, such as breaking the 1.5 mile into 4 sections and aiming to run each as fast as you can.
     
  7. Looks fine to me. I assume the running club will vary the training? As chode mentioned some interval training would be advantageous. Aim to get the 1.5 down to a respectable 9min, you have a year to do it so should be no problem.

    Also, a planned easy week every 6 weeks or so is better than an enforced 2-3 weeks off due to injury.
     
  8. ok thanks for the advice i will try to do some speed sessions (im dreading) and tone it down every now and then. thanks guys