Press ups for AOSB Briefing

#1
Argh!

So I have my AOSB Briefing in just under 2 weeks. Have been training hard for a while now, and while I'm comfortable with the 1.5 mile time, doing it under 10mins and fly through the 40 situps, my press ups are really struggling. Need to do 21 in two mins. I can do 15...at a push. Pathetic I know!

Its frustrating because I know I'm fit enough and would be so hacked off if I ended up with a Cat 2, or worse because of a few crummy press ups.

Any tips to make the magic 21 in two weeks?
 
#4
opps yeah I meant 50.

What I mean is 15 without stopping....still pathetic but with a break I can do more! But its not like I can get 15 done have a break and then do the other 6 to finish within the 2 mins!
 
#5
I don't know if it's changed since I went a couple of years ago, but we didn't need to do any pressups for briefing - the full PFT is saved for Main Board. All you need to do is the bleep test to 10.2, as well as about half of the obstacle course in a reasonable time. But yeah, the only way to improve is to do them repeatedly! Before bed, after lunch etc. Spread them out a bit.
 
#10
Argh!

So I have my AOSB Briefing in just under 2 weeks. Have been training hard for a while now, and while I'm comfortable with the 1.5 mile time, doing it under 10mins and fly through the 40 situps, my press ups are really struggling. Need to do 21 in two mins. I can do 15...at a push. Pathetic I know!

Its frustrating because I know I'm fit enough and would be so hacked off if I ended up with a Cat 2, or worse because of a few crummy press ups.

Any tips to make the magic 21 in two weeks?
You can only manage 15 press ups in 2 mins?? That's a joke right?
21 pressups in 2mins is the ******* joke, seriously its not that low now?
oh and do the 100pushup challenge starting on week 4
21 ******* pressups, mutter mumble &tc
 
#13
yep us gals only have to make 21 in 2 mins...s'all relative though I guess. Either way 21 is still hard work for me!

Have checked out 100 pushup challenge and will be starting as of tomorrow!
 
#14
yep us gals only have to make 21 in 2 mins...s'all relative though I guess. Either way 21 is still hard work for me!

Have checked out 100 pushup challenge and will be starting as of tomorrow!
aha, female is it?
in that case 15 is pretty good

still start week4 though, column 1 should be about right
tues day 1, rest day weds, thurs day 2 &tc

should have you doing around 30 or so after 2wks

pob lwc
neb
 
#17
opps yeah I meant 50.

What I mean is 15 without stopping....still pathetic but with a break I can do more! But its not like I can get 15 done have a break and then do the other 6 to finish within the 2 mins!
21 in 2 mins, as I recall if you are a male under 30 you need to do 50 to pass the army's basic fitness test.

How long a break do you need after your 15 press ups.

Maybe you're just kidding yourself that your're fit enough for the army.
Most reasonably fit men who have actually bothered to practice can do around 75 in the two minutes.
 
#18
21 in 2 mins, as I recall if you are a male under 30 you need to do 50 to pass the army's basic fitness test.

How long a break do you need after your 15 press ups.

Maybe you're just kidding yourself that your're fit enough for the army.
Most reasonably fit men who have actually bothered to practice can do around 75 in the two minutes.
pssst, she's not a he, she's not got a winky or 'nowt!
 
#19
Maybe you're just kidding yourself that your're fit enough for the army.
Most reasonably fit men who have actually bothered to practice can do around 75 in the two minutes.
I'm sure that most 'reasonably fit men' can do 75 in 2 minutes. However, if you'd read on you would have discovered I am in fact not a man...but a girl and we only have to do 21 in 2 minutes. I am not kidding myself on my fitness levels but as a girl, and I don't think I stand alone in saying this I simply have not ever been faced with press ups. I lack upper body strength and i'm generally struggling with them BUT saying that i've been working hard to get better and slowly i'm improving.
 

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