press ups

#1
hey guys im new here so thanks for having me,
Anyways my friend has just done his selection and he said they didnt have to do any press ups because for some reason they have taken them out, i am asking because i am thinking of joing thanks for any replies
 
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#2
I find that very hard to believe......no press-ups?!!? WTF?!

"press-up position DOWN!"
 
#3
I find that very hard to believe......no press-ups?!!? WTF?!

"press-up position DOWN!"
Although I doubt they have been removed, I've never seen the point of having them as a test.
 
#4
Although I doubt they have been removed, I've never seen the point of having them as a test.
That's because you know everything about everything.
 
#5
#6
press ups have been replaced by baseball cap wearing at differing jaunty angles and the tucking into socks of shellsuit bottoms.

i mean to pull that look off is far harder than a few press ups. :-(
 
#8
#9
Why not? They're a good indication of core body strength.
To do what though? Climb a rope? Lift a box? Get over a wall? Why not do those activities instead?
 
#10
#13
Not that much of a knob I would abuse soldiers who have lost limbs on ARRSE though eh?
You abuse every ****** else. I apologised.

You haven't apologised for being a waste of space and being the be all and end all of everything ever invented or designed or thought about.
 
#14
(Tight fitting white vest on)
"The aim of the Press-ups test is to assess the muscular endurance of the muscles in the chest and shoulder girdle."
(tight fitting white vest off)
 
#15
perhaps you failed to understand "core body strength"
I understand it, just don't really see the point of it as a test, what does a balanced development bring to the party if you can't tab a mile with a bit of weight on your back? When I was in training we didnt have press ups we had heaves, at least it was feasible that soldiers might have to pull their body weight up at some point in the army.
 
#16
You abuse every ****** else. I apologised.

You haven't apologised for being a waste of space and being the be all and end all of everything ever invented or designed or thought about.
Well done for apologising, I'm sure it had nothing to do with the amount of abuse everyone else was giving you.
I rarely apologise because I'm rarely wrong.
 
#17
Well done for apologising, I'm sure it had nothing to do with the amount of abuse everyone else was giving you.
I rarely apologise because I'm rarely wrong.
You actually sometimes make me laugh. You dick.
 
#18
(Tight fitting white vest on)
"The aim of the Press-ups test is to assess the muscular endurance of the muscles in the chest and shoulder girdle."
(tight fitting white vest off)
But then if its so important why do females do a different amount?
Also what is it assessing the muscular endurance for, if you are highly unlikily to do press ups outside of the gym?
 
#19
But then if its so important why do females do a different amount?
Also what is it assessing the muscular endurance for, if you are highly unlikily to do press ups outside of the gym?
You haven't got a girlfriend have you?
 
#20
I must admit I agree with stacker and would go so far as to say that press-ups are obsolete and irrelevant. However, I would add that they should still be used if a unit location doesnt have things such as ropes,walls,assault courses and vehicles for climbing on and off.

I also said for years that running about a gym doing circuits was worthless compared to a tab or log-run. PT should be geared towards enhancing stamina and endurance as those are the main requirements for a tour or even exercise in some cases.

PS Ive never failed a PFT, in case you think thats why I'm anti-press-up!!!
 

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