So...

#1
Basically im not far from handing my form in and going through the selection process, just wondering a few things

1 - how long should I try and get fit for before handing the form in, how much time after the form do i get?

2 - personal space, obviously lacking in the army, but really what is it going to be like at night, obviously training is going to be barracks, bogus to say the least, but what about after training, whats my living accommodation gonna be like, 1 room to how many guys? is any of it going to be my space atall?

im hopefully entering as a metalsmith
 
#2
1- Get fit and stay fit. You will still need to be fit once you're in.

2- Depends where you go, in my time it was 12 man rooms with a bedspace each plus a bedside locker and a maim locker(wardrobe). Some were lucky and got 4 man rooms.

Once at your unit you may end up in a single room but it could be a 2/3 man jobber. Just need to wait and see.
 
#3
i am reasonably fit, i do korean karate and dirt bike a lot, always do pressups before work, today is my 1st day of not smoking and actually running, only ran for about 5 minutes 2day, but im aiming to do it every day so i progress fast
 
#4
You ran for 5 minutes and consider yourself reasonably fit?!?

I think you better re-assess your definition of 'fit'.
 
#6
Moto_psyco.

To put it in to perspective...

I am a 30 odd year young, big lad, with fcuked knees....

I ran for an hour this morning, as I do most mornings.

5 minutes is not going to do ANYTHING.

Try to run for 30 mins min, even if it is just gentle jogging. Then move up to 45 mins, after about a week. Get out there 6 days a week, rest for one. After a few weeks of that, start pushing yourself, introuce fartlek etc.

Come back and ask for advise in the "Health" forum, when you are doing 45 mins.
 
#7
don't go running everyday yet you'll only overdo it and injure yourself, setting you back further!

i run Mon, Wed, Fri, mostly 4.5km in about 22min and a 270m sprints up a 20% hill afterwards.

tried running everyday last week because i wouldn't be able to on Friday. my calf's wouldn't let me do the full distance on wednesday though...

what i do do daily are 3 series of 20 press ups, 20 sit ups, 15 triceps dips and 20 dorsal raises though. i could do 5 but frankly i've been carrying around balcony doors all day for a living lately, up and down stairs, and also do removal work so i need a bit of a break some times! :p

my main means of transport is my bike too which helps to keep my fitness up a bit.

doing my first proper, timed 1.5 mile run now to see where i stand! i expect 10.30 at the most... then i'll run back
 
#8
i ran, it wasnt a jog,

today is my 1st day of getting fit, no cigarettes, just done another quick 5 minutes, then when i get back home later ill do it again, tomorrow ill do the same, then the next day rest then extend the run for the following days. basically what the army training guide they gave me says, i admit my health is pretty pathetic at the moment, but i will change that
 
#9
moto_psycho said:
i ran, it wasnt a jog,

today is my 1st day of getting fit, no cigarettes, just done another quick 5 minutes, then when i get back home later ill do it again, tomorrow ill do the same, then the next day rest then extend the run for the following days. basically what the army training guide they gave me says, i admit my health is pretty pathetic at the moment, but i will change that
You sound fit enough to join up now, go for it tiger!!
 
#12
Suedehead said:
You sound fit enough to join up now, go for it tiger!!
RAWR!!!!!


i will be mate, i effin will be
 
#16
ignore the 1 hour runners, they are probably already in the army and want extra credit for being fit. They have had professional advice, yet they want extra credit? yeah.. way to boost a guy's confidence lol.

5 minutes is actually fine, since you've just quit smoking, and started training. your leg strength will increase VERY FAST, as will your lungs.

running gets you fit, even if it's 5 minutes to start you off, KEEP AT IT, don't end the 'run' untill you're ready to fall over and/or puke

the trick is to punish your body, if 5 mins does the trick, that's fine, it doesn't mean u won't ever get better.
 
#17
If you're joning as a Metalsmith then you will go to Bordon for your phase 2 training. You will be in 4 man rooms.
 
#18
Z3R0 said:
ignore the 1 hour runners, they are probably already in the army and want extra credit for being fit. They have had professional advice, yet they want extra credit? yeah.. way to boost a guy's confidence lol.

5 minutes is actually fine, since you've just quit smoking, and started training. your leg strength will increase VERY FAST, as will your lungs.

running gets you fit, even if it's 5 minutes to start you off, KEEP AT IT, don't end the 'run' untill you're ready to fall over and/or puke

the trick is to punish your body, if 5 mins does the trick, that's fine, it doesn't mean u won't ever get better.
I´m in, and yes I have professional advice. I´ll pass it on to you.

Sack the 5 min runs... they will do NOTHING.

Go out, run 5 mins and then jog, even walk the rest if neccesary.

You may aswell have a wnak in the five mins. Just as your body is getting "punished" (FFS :roll: ) you will stop, just as your body is realeasing all its good stuff.

Try running (as in out) for 25-30 mins to start with. an alternating 2 min run, 2 min jog/walk may help. But you NEED time on your feet. 5 mins round the block and then back on the sofa is not going to do much.
 
#19
off to town to get some decent running shoes in a few mins, after 2 days I can already feel the benefits of not smoking :D

main thing that was stopping me from running further was pain in my foot, which is due to me running in german army boots i bought for wearing on the motorbike
 
#20
moto_psycho said:
off to town to get some decent running shoes in a few mins, after 2 days I can already feel the benefits of not smoking :D

main thing that was stopping me from running further was pain in my foot, which is due to me running in german army boots i bought for wearing on the motorbike

:clap: Stop it you're killing me!
 

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