Man this fitness stuff!!!

#1
Been a week since i started training for the army, im already within the 12.45 running time, though im applying for REME. I find it pretty strange the fitness levels required are quite low considering id been smoking since i was 10, booze at 12 and weed at 13, all constantly until about christmas. Im not trying to brag atall, but either the human body is ******* amazing or the criteria is quite low...

Spose ill still have the crap run out of me in basic!! :twisted:
 
#2
Yes, for someone in their teens 12.45 is pretty high. Come back and continue bragging when you can do it in less than eight minutes.
 
#3
moto_psycho said:
Been a week since i started training for the army, im already within the 12.45 running time, though im applying for REME. I find it pretty strange the fitness levels required are quite low considering id been smoking since i was 10, booze at 12 and weed at 13, all constantly until about christmas. Im not trying to brag atall, but either the human body is * amazing or the criteria is quite low...

Spose ill still have the crap run out of me in basic!! :twisted:
When are all you kids going to learn, don't make stupid statements on this site cos they will come back and bite you in the arrse, I still get stick about things I did 40 yrs ago
 
#4
1 im not in my teens, 2 ill try my best :D im aiming to get para run times at least. never thought id enjoy exercise !

and the reason im joining at army is to make up for how badly ive ruined my life due to being a little shit in my previous years, so slate me all you wish. (no im not using it as an escape, ive contemplated for many years, and now is the time)


and no, im not saying the army is unfit, far from it, but the entry requirements seem pretty tame, but i suppose who the **** is gonna join if they have to sprint 5 miles or something
 
#5
moto_psycho said:
1 im not in my teens, 2 ill try my best :D im aiming to get para run times at least. never thought id enjoy exercise !

and the reason im joining at army is to make up for how badly ive ruined my life due to being a little s*** in my previous years, so slate me all you wish. (no im not using it as an escape, ive contemplated for many years, and now is the time)
If you find yourself struggling with the running I do a great line in amphetamines :)
 
#6
Good for you but dont give ammo to others by making stupid statements, the instructors will give you enough crap without you helping them, best of luck

ZIP LIP AND LISTEN
 
#8
lol ive smoked for years i cant still run pretty well its no excuse mate if u train hard u will be able to meet the required fitness needed for the job you applied for
 
#11
I was under the impression is you hit the line at 12 min + at selection you failed but the official time states 12:45. Someone care to explane?
 
#12
you have up to the stated times in the other thread. but that may not be enough to get you in. for 9th/12th lancers which i want maximum time is 13mins 15 secs. if that the case i would of stopped months ago. by end of basic you need to be withing 10.30 iirc or by the end of phase 2 . my run times are flucuating between low 11 mins and low 12 mins depending on when i run and what i eat before hand * you`d be suprised on the differance on what fuel your body has to use *


i am adiment that if i pass pre-adsc and get sent for selection and pass i will not stop training. as basic will be a ball ache other wise and you will only look a lazy ass cock if you go basic and on 1st day you get a slower run time than selection. my strength is my asset were as my running is not so my training is more c.v enduro based training. i`m very stocky from years of rugby after i stopped motorbike racing when i was younger. i see me carrying more bulk as an advantage as i have to work myself harder compared to the skinny lad who is skin and bone.

so yeh basically the entry standards are not high but come basic your balls willbe burning but its all good its making you into a man.


weed ftl btw is there any reason to smoke it
 
#13
Asherz said:
you have up to the stated times in the other thread. but that may not be enough to get you in. for 9th/12th lancers which i want maximum time is 13mins 15 secs. if that the case i would of stopped months ago. by end of basic you need to be withing 10.30 iirc or by the end of phase 2 . my run times are flucuating between low 11 mins and low 12 mins depending on when i run and what i eat before hand * you`d be suprised on the differance on what fuel your body has to use *


i am adiment that if i pass pre-adsc and get sent for selection and pass i will not stop training. as basic will be a ball ache other wise and you will only look a lazy ass c*** if you go basic and on 1st day you get a slower run time than selection. my strength is my asset were as my running is not so my training is more c.v enduro based training. i`m very stocky from years of rugby after i stopped motorbike racing when i was younger. i see me carrying more bulk as an advantage as i have to work myself harder compared to the skinny lad who is skin and bone.

so yeh basically the entry standards are not high but come basic your balls willbe burning but its all good its making you into a man.


weed ftl btw is there any reason to smoke it
i used 2 do motorcross 2 so that built up my strength tryin 2 keep a bike that was 4 times my size up right llo
 
#14
Asherz said:
you have up to the stated times in the other thread. but that may not be enough to get you in. for 9th/12th lancers which i want maximum time is 13mins 15 secs. if that the case i would of stopped months ago. by end of basic you need to be withing 10.30 iirc or by the end of phase 2 . my run times are flucuating between low 11 mins and low 12 mins depending on when i run and what i eat before hand * you`d be suprised on the differance on what fuel your body has to use *


i am adiment that if i pass pre-adsc and get sent for selection and pass i will not stop training. as basic will be a ball ache other wise and you will only look a lazy ass c*** if you go basic and on 1st day you get a slower run time than selection. my strength is my asset were as my running is not so my training is more c.v enduro based training. i`m very stocky from years of rugby after i stopped motorbike racing when i was younger. i see me carrying more bulk as an advantage as i have to work myself harder compared to the skinny lad who is skin and bone.

so yeh basically the entry standards are not high but come basic your balls willbe burning but its all good its making you into a man.


weed ftl btw is there any reason to smoke it





ok your stocky,but anyone can be stocky and have a big ass.unless u like stallone have stamina strengh and the stocky nice lean look.i know every 1 says steroids steroids.but trust me i know some lads who have taken steroids but still u cant tell a differnece if they have took or not.steds dont mean u take and u like ripped and have the bulk in week4.and 1 thing to point out that skin and bone will be alot more determined in my opinion.
 
#15
a quick quesiton i can do sumit like 7 heaves not many but only need 2 do 4 at selection but 1 day i can do 7 and more next day i can lyk only do lyk 3 while struggling whats the problem? thanks guys
 
#16
why are skin and bone more determined ? thats bollocks a skin and boney lad who find the run piss easy takes it for granted how easy he finds it...were as a stocky lardy lad puts in 110% ....who`s more determinded ?


i find the more bigger people try harder as they are carrying more bulk just my 2p worth.

and cassa yeh crossin does tone your body up and make it very strong but always makes mince meat of your joints lol. it does take a far bit of fitness to be able to throw a motox bike around a track for 15-20 laps just as much as it took me to throw the race bike around mallory park for 15 laps
 
#17
cassa answer to your question is your body on differant days has either stronger or weaker muscles. the body never works the same way everyday. one day your muslce fibres may be stronger which means you can do a 1.5 faster more press ups sits up etc ...then say a couple of days later you try the same and u`ll do worse.
 
#18
Asherz said:
cassa answer to your question is your body on differant days has either stronger or weaker muscles. the body never works the same way everyday. one day your muslce fibres may be stronger which means you can do a 1.5 faster more press ups sits up etc ...then say a couple of days later you try the same and u`ll do worse.
i know on the programme to fit for the army it does say rest a day then nxt day carry on but my mum been in and out of hospital after heart surgery so ive had 2 moniter her and learn things if anything happens so avnt had much time 4 training im only 2 days away from selection recruiter said no training or anything 2 days before selection so if i give my body 2 days to rest do you think that i will be back up to strength mate? cheers lads
 
#19
Asherz said:
why are skin and bone more determined ? thats balls a skin and boney lad who find the run urine easy takes it for granted how easy he finds it...were as a stocky lardy lad puts in 110% ....who`s more determinded ?


i find the more bigger people try harder as they are carrying more bulk just my 2p worth.

and cassa yeh crossin does tone your body up and make it very strong but always makes mince meat of your joints lol. it does take a far bit of fitness to be able to throw a motox bike around a track for 15-20 laps just as much as it took me to throw the race bike around mallory park for 15 laps
This is accurate. But the bigger blokes will have more muscle due to their weight, so they're expected to do just as good in the run.
 
#20
Your performance is based on lots of different factors. If you have been on a poor diet recently, or are still fatigued from exercise, then obviously you will perform worse.

But motivation plays the biggest role when it comes to training in my opinion. If you are psyched up and know you have to perform well on the day, it's obvious you will do better than when you've just got out of bed at 6AM and you are forcing yourself to do a run.
 

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