selection 8th November

#1
right ok i need to calm down! absolutely sh**ing myself my selection is coming up in 4 days....8th nov! the slightest bit of advice will be great if anyone can help! my 1.5m run time is 12.13 but my shins are killing me at the moment and its only 4 days away! arghhhh! :(
 
#4
Yes, it'll be the second time I've been (got deferred for being 3lb overweight last time!) and I am bricking it too! The most I've ever been able to get my time down to is 12:19 aaarrgghh! What are are you hoping to join?
 
#8
can i ask....what did you weigh 1st time round? sorry to hear you got defered! do you reckon you will be ok this time? i'm brickin it! its my whole future on the line its all i wana do! i want to become a medical combat tech! what about you?
 
#9
sweetsoutar said:
can i ask....what did you weigh 1st time round? sorry to hear you got defered! do you reckon you will be ok this time? i'm brickin it! its my whole future on the line its all i wana do! i want to become a medical combat tech! what about you?
you need under 14 minutes. just rest for the next four days. take ibuprofen as the box says to reduce any swelling.

describe the pain more and you may get a better idea of what to do.
if its a stress fracture, and you continue to run on it you'll be in serious shit.

you could neck some painkillers before your run, but you risk doing some serious damage.
 
#10
oh i'm not telling you how much I weighed being female naturally I'm far too self conscious to say, but I'll be ok this time around for that. I'm hoping to get into the intelligence corps. Like you it's all I want to do as well!! (It's only taken me 8 years since leaving school to realise it!!)

I'm bricking it more - cos I am no good at the heaves I'll be lucky if I can do 1, and from what I've read on other parts of the training wing people have been doing 10 or more!! I have been trying so hard at the gym, but can't seem to do them unassisted. How are you at them?
 
#11
the pain is in both shins, like they are both bruised even when im just standing. if i rest for a day they are fine but as soon as i hit the track or teadmill the pain comes back! looks like im going to have to take painkillers because i cant fail i will be devasted! :(
 
#12
haha yer i wouldn't say my weight either with being a girl! im just as bad at them as you i can just pull two out the bag and i told them in my 2nd interview and they said its fine and it will be best effort! so im just goin to show how much i want this through sweat, tears and pain and hope for the best! what area are you gettin the train from?
 
#13
Well hopefully then if I'm going purple in the face trying to get chin over them beam it'll show that I'm trying my hardest :-(

I'm coming from Poole, where are you coming from?
 
#14
Laura1983 said:
I'm bricking it more - cos I am no good at the heaves I'll be lucky if I can do 1, and from what I've read on other parts of the training wing people have been doing 10 or more!! I have been trying so hard at the gym, but can't seem to do them unassisted. How are you at them?
thats for males though. i can knock out 15 or so with no problem, and even some female climbers i know can only do 10 or so.

if you want to get good, do bicep curls with free weights. bicep strength is a big factor, and also lat. exercises will help.

also, try to steer away from assisted chin ups. hang from the bar, tense your stomach hard, and pull as hard as you can, and keep pulling. eventually you will be able to do one.

also, do bent arm chins. dont lower all the way, just so your arm is 90 degrees.
 
#15
christheclimber said:
Laura1983 said:
I'm bricking it more - cos I am no good at the heaves I'll be lucky if I can do 1, and from what I've read on other parts of the training wing people have been doing 10 or more!! I have been trying so hard at the gym, but can't seem to do them unassisted. How are you at them?
thats for males though. i can knock out 15 or so with no problem, and even some female climbers i know can only do 10 or so.

if you want to get good, do bicep curls with free weights. bicep strength is a big factor, and also lat. exercises will help.

also, try to steer away from assisted chin ups. hang from the bar, tense your stomach hard, and pull as hard as you can, and keep pulling. eventually you will be able to do one.

also, do bent arm chins. dont lower all the way, just so your arm is 90 degrees.
Brilliant, thanks for the extra tips!!
 
#16
threaders_vm said:
UberSoldat said:
ah good luck people! I'll be there on the 7th ;o) will be my second time around too due to heart murmur!
BOO!
I take it you didnt mean a WAH when you asked Threaders why he said BOO :roll: its going to be a steep learning curb for you U_S.

To ChristheClimber can you stop writing the utter bull with 14 minutes please because anyone getting near that time is getting false info if they think theyll pass with a time like that(from what expertise do you get your 14 minute information). As said loads of times you need to be near 11.30 blokes, 12.30 lasses or youll struggle to pass. You can speed march it in 14 minutes as i did the other week.

To the girls reference the pull ups just try your best and dont give up without plenty of sweat and effort. A few of my applicants only did 1 or 2 and passed ok because they really gritted their teeth if the lads can do around 7-10 proper straight armed pull ups thats good aswell.

edited to add regarding the running once you have passed and got into training you will be expected to run well under 10.30 and in lots of unitswell under 10 minutes so if your struggling over 12 minutes you have a long way to go.
 
#18
The_IRON said:
threaders_vm said:
UberSoldat said:
ah good luck people! I'll be there on the 7th ;o) will be my second time around too due to heart murmur!
BOO!


To ChristheClimber can you stop writing the utter bull with 14 minutes please because anyone getting near that time is getting false info if they think theyll pass with a time like that(from what expertise do you et your 14 minute information). As said loads of times you need to be near 11.30 blokes, 12.30 lasses or youll struggle to pass. You can speed march it in 14 minutes as i did the other week.
the time was from site:

http://www.welbeck.mod.uk/Fitness/Website/run.htm

obviously your better placed to know the overall trend but i meant it more as in you wont fail outright with that time (as in on the bus home).


a few guys on my ADSC did 13 minute or so runs, and passed.
obviously i wasnt in the interview with them, but they basicly said because they didnt walk and did well on the other tests (one was in my team for the team tasks and was the dogs bollocks at them) and they passed.

if given a choice obviously you want to be as good as you can get it, but with a week to go or less, your going to get what you get, not much you can do about it.

regarding your shins. if it hurts to stand still your in serious problems. when you run its something like 7 times your weight of impact. if it hurts just to stand still, see a doctor. very few, if any, things that are painful just to stand are minor and can be run through.
 
#19
The_IRON said:
I take it you didnt mean a WAH when you asked Threaders why he said BOO :roll: its going to be a steep learning curb for you U_S.
The reason being, I love getting fondled by the doctors :eek:p nothing to BOO about hahaha :lol:
 
#20
I also got defered for a heart murmur first time around what a bitc|-| ... and as for the pull ups i managed 10, so not too bad... I bought myself a chin up bar from argos for £20 a few weeks before selection.. i made myself a little 'rule' if you will. Evertime I entered and exited my bedroom i had to do 5 chin ups, before I got he chin up bar I could only do 6.. now its 10, so it shows it does work.

Good luck!
 

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