Questions about situps/pressups.

#1
In selection, Do u have to keep going for the full 2mins? I think the minimum number of pressups is about 44? I can do that in just under 1min, But then my arms start to tire out and i cant keep going for the full 2mins. I have'nt sent my application forms in yet so i have a while to improve, Hopefully this means when/if I can go for the full 2mins, I should be doing about 70-80 pressups. But just wondering.
 
#2
no you dont have to do the full two minutes you just have to get to 44 however it worth training to do more as if you have a tw@t of a PTI he may well say that 30 or so are not good enough and not count them.
 
#4
its not you do as to how many you do as how well you do them. Make sure they are done properly or you will just be wasting your time. Good luck though.
 
#5
stacker1 said:
its not you do as to how many you do as how well you do them. Make sure they are done properly or you will just be wasting your time. Good luck though.
Yeah, Im pretty sure im doing them properly. Thanks.
 
#6
You don't actually do them in selection anyway.

10 in the Doc's office to prove you can do them, and that's it, and even that he stopped mine after 4 I think.
 
#7
Correct, you do not get assessed on press-ups OR sit-ups in soldier selection. You do, however, get assessed on them if you attend officer selection.
 
#9
Not at selection, it's not assessed. For a soldier, you've got the jerry can carry, a whole bundle of machines which assess max lift ability etc, heaves (pull-ups) and the run. No press-ups or sit-ups.
 
#10
As said you dont do these tests at selection, ask your recuiter for the fitness brochure and it show you everything you need to do at selection and a training program you can do prior to selection whilst your going through the process.
 
#12
#18
Dizzee367 said:
How many pull-ups do you have to aim to go for? I've never really tried doing pull-ups as I have nowhere to train to do them.
If you can do about 8 or 9 proper straight arm pull ups it will be about average, I have seen lads who can do 20+ and a lot who cant do more than 5. Not being sexist but for females if you can do about 3 good ones that is about average but saw a lot of lasses who couldnt do any at all but had a couple who did 7 and beat most the blokes. The only way of practicing pull ups is by doing them and sorting your technique and grasp out.
 
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