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Does anyone know how deep the press-ups for AOSB are?
Thanks in advance.
All the way down, all the way up (to straight arms), they DO NOT tolerate any short cuts - punished by two counts deducted if you allow your body to bend or not perform the full range. A couple in my syndicate couldn't do this - DROP AND GIVE ME SIXTY!!
So similar to the RM press-ups? I guessed as much. Cheers mate.
Not quite, because RM can't rest on their knees and have a wee cup of tea between pushups if they get tired Plus it's elbows in all the way.
That is not strictly true regarding elbows in all the way. They are normal press ups (not tricep push ups) with the range of movement going from straight arm to chest all the way down. Providing your arms reach that 90 degree mark, that will count as a push up.
Granted, I am not talking from personal experience but my sister's husband and my brother have both passed AOSB and they both have said the same thing.
Hope it helps.
Until the upper arm is parallel with the ground.
Thanks all; YouTube - ‪How to do Royal Marine style press ups‬‏ is what I imagined them to be like.
Eh, you can stop?
Yep, but you have to begin again from the floor.
If you wanted to, you could theoretically do all of your press-ups individually with a rest between them. Remember though that lifting yourself off of the floor is much harder than doing a press-up though.
You only actually do the press ups at main board, you are shown how to do the press ups and sit ups correctly at briefing!
You need a completely flat back, especially on the initial push up!
Not as deep as my fleshy impaler up your mums hoop.
Fairly shallow then?
Best advice that could be given: complete each press up from chest touching the floor to fill extension at the elbow. If you train using the hardest technique then you should be fine.
Btw, i have heard that the DS make notes on the people that finish the quickest.
What are your best times for the press ups and sit ups alike?
For sit ups I can do about 60 in two minutes; but I've been trying to get the form rather than the numbers. Press-up wise, after realising I wasn't going deep enough, I can manage 20-25ish. I have plenty of time to improve though.
I've also heard that they secretly film the dinner on the final night too... tbh, if they actually cared that much who was the best at the PFT, then they wouldn't stop it when you got to the required standard.
The fitness guide suggested upper arms at 90 degrees, so I've been doing that. if it's different, I'm fcuked. but it's not, so, YAY
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