I somehow doubt that the 1.5 mile run time for a recruit is faster than it is for a trained soldier(MATTS). The pressup/sit up standards you give are the MATTS ones too.Pvt_Ducky said:these are the MATTS requirements.. These are fitness tests you do when you are actually in the army.
If you are looking for the fitness requirements to pass the army recruit selection process you need to find the BPFA test requirements ... which are:
Number of press ups to be achieved in 2 minutes.
Under 30 - Male 44 - Female 21
30-34 - Male 41 - Female 19
35-39 -Male 39 - Female 16
40-44 - Male 35 - Female 15
Number of sit ups to be achieved in 2 minutes
Under 30 - Male & Female 50
30-34 - Male & Female 46
35-39 - Male & Female 43
40-44 - Male & Female 37
hmmm... i've lost the run times.. its a 2.4 km (1.5 mile) run if im not mistaken. I think it has to be completed in under 10 minutes.
Also you are required to carry 2 jerry cans (each weighing 20kg (44lb)) as far as you can over a set course, at walking pace.
You also need to do the Dynamometer test tp determine how much force you can exert with a single lift.
Also they will ask you to do as many heaves as possible, Im not sure how many you need to do and in what time. I just know you do it heh.
You will also do a test using an incremental lift machine. They basically see how much weight you can safely life to a height of 1.45m with your knees bent and your back straight. the start weight is 5-10kg and then they make it heavier with every successfull lift.
They have a test to measure the strength of your back muscles. They use this special back extension rig. I dont know anything useful about this test though..
well.. hope this comes in useful
skywalker0 said:This may seem a stupid question.. but can anyone clarify what the standard time is for regs selection? some places i read 13.15 some i read 10.30 ? cheers
bpfa is out the window and its not the pft (personal fitness test) same as bpfa but its a straight pass/fail not score out of 300.msr said:skywalker0 said:This may seem a stupid question.. but can anyone clarify what the standard time is for regs selection? some places i read 13.15 some i read 10.30 ? cheers
I think that you may be confusing a couple of things here (doubtless someone with the knowledge will come and put me right), as there are two runs.
1) Risk Reduction Run. This is a 2.4km run which has to be completed in around 14 mins and is the 'entry level' i.e. absolute minimum to allow you to start training.
2) BPFA (Basic Personal Fitness Assessment - you may hear older people call it the BFT (Basic Fitness Test), which is what it used to be called). This run has to be achieved in the timings which are outlined above. Again, these are the maximum timings which you are allocated depending on your age and sex. As a young man just about to join, you should be looking at getting substantially under 10 minutes and to improve that time during basic training.
Please can you explain these?The_IRON said:Ok just finished a recruiting Sgt post last year and for anybody trying to join the Army you can request a getting fit for the Army brochure from army careers website or from your local AFCO/ACIO.
JE or SE.
ok Army website www.armyjobs.mod.uk you can ask for what ever brochures you wantmsr said:Please can you explain these?The_IRON said:Ok just finished a recruiting Sgt post last year and for anybody trying to join the Army you can request a getting fit for the Army brochure from army careers website or from your local AFCO/ACIO.
JE or SE.
Your right just seen its 9.18 SE, 9.40 JE but as you say what they are allowed to get out of phase two into Regt is different still will edit my previos post and keep off red wine.Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
Im in 16 Brigade at present and know what you are saying regarding lads coming to Colchester from phase 2. I also know that when I was in recruiting lads who wanted to go para were refused if times were not right. We are getting lads from training at moment who cant pass basic tests but heard from somewhere they dont need to anymore to leave phase 2 because its up to their Regiment to do it. It must be all the burgers they eat in trainingSandy_The_Guvnor said:even if it is 9:18 and 9:40 there is still a lot of bluffing going on