PT - Malta Barracks

#1
Hi, im due to start weekend 1 soon at 4 Div, Malta Barracks.

I was wondering what is the PT side of trianing like?

What are the PTI's like, will they be a new set every weekend or can i get used to the same ones?

Is it just a beasting every time or what?

Thanks for your time
 
#2
It varies on whether they're the same or not, but they're all good blokes. The PT's one of the funner aspects, thought i can't really speak for the new syllabus.

PM Bravo Bravo, he's the chap you want.
 
#3
Oh, and beastings don't exist anymore, it's 'corrective training' ;)
 
#4
Even 'corrective training' is a thing of the past now.

What can you expect from PT? Well, to get hot, sweaty and out of breath I suppose.

As long as you have been doing your own program of fitness training in your own time between training weekends you should be OK. Nothing carried out as part of your syllabus is out of reach as long as you train between weekends (and I don't mean one night a week, try three or four times a week with a realistic training program, try asking PTI's at 4Div RTC or your own unit for these).

The PTI's do vary, but there are a regular 'core' of PTI's that turn up most weekends, they are VERY professional and take your fitness training and assessment seriously. They will not 'beast' you, but training and standards are set high so you will be pushed hard, which is only right and proper for a career in the military
 
#5
thanks for the replys so far, im looking forward to the PT, are the PTI's seen to be the very fittest, as im worried that they might just run at 'their' pace and expect me to keep up?
 
#8
Wolverine11 said:
thanks for the replys so far, im looking forward to the PT, are the PTI's seen to be the very fittest, as im worried that they might just run at 'their' pace and expect me to keep up?
Lets get this straight, PTI's at 4Div RTC working with SuT's DO NOT 'do their own thing', everything involved with SuT's is set to a standard. They run or work to the standard set for that lesson or assessment and DO NOT act like a bunch of cowboys!

Do not worry about the PTI's at 4Div RTC, all instructors including the PTI's get validated regularly so display the highest of standards. None of the instructors 'do their own thing'. If they do and overstep the mark, they will no longer instruct there.

If you want to worry about anything it should be about your training regime pre course. Do not worry about the instructors, they know what they are doing and are good at their jobs. Yes at times you will feel physically challenged, but that is part of the course. Therefore YOU must get stuck into training your body to be able to accept the physical challenges ahead of you.
 
#11
It's a nickname for one of the PTI's.

Seriously don't worry about the PT mate, it's good fun. It's not Bad Lad's army, but it's not a walk in the park either. You do everything with your cadre anywho, get involved with the banter, don't answer the instructors back and you'll be fine.

Also, be sure to come back and let us know what you think of Malta!
 
#13
They're there to help you dude, not spend 2 days throwing you around fields and leopard crawling over barbed wire.

That said, there's not really a lot of room to 'chat' with the PTI's, as PT time is fairly limited.

What's your cap badge?
 
#15
You're not making sense dude.
And why? They're not your friends, and walking up to an instructor you don't know and spouting nicknames at him will probably result in forearms like pop-eye by the end of your Phase 1.

Do you have any sensible questions?
 
#16
yes sorry, i was just curios as to why the pti is called narnia.

Im not that worried as some one has already told me that a girl from a previous weekend 6 had passed even though she failed the Run and the CFT??
 
#17
Wouldn't know dude, as i say, give Bravo_Bravo a PM.
 
#19
If you can walk then you should be able to do ok in the PT. It's not that strenuous. Unless you're a big fat biff.
 
#20
Just got back from my first weekend and it was really good...

Thje PT was good It looks like it will be progressively harder as the course goes on.

But you must make sure you put the effort in on your own time before turning up there...
 

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