A quick reminder to remember the recruiting board rules. Follow them or take a nice break.
I was talking with a physio mate yesterday. He and I were talking about fitness in middle age (I hit 50 last year, he's in his 40s).
He was saying that of his patients the people he sees with knee problems are all long-term runners. He doesn't see cyclists or swimmers.
If you're at the bottom of the fitness curve, don't run, as @Spec-op1989 says. Start with walking excessively fast - you'll get as much gain as with a slow jog but without the impact. You'll also help with bone density.
Think about it: if you're two stone overweight and you go running, you're effectively running with almost the equivalent of a 30lb pack on. A lot of fit people would struggle with that.
The point is, there will be times as an infanteer that you're going to have to pound the streets/climb hills with weight. You will still need roadwork and hillwork; conditioning to a type of activity is important and the only way get used to humping a bergen is humping a bergen. You also need to build/maintain bone density. I've mentioned this above but it's hugely important. Shin splints will end your career.
There's nothing you can do about that but you can maintain your fitness in other ways at other times.
OP, get in the pool, get on a bike, get a grip of your diet. Especially at the beginning.
I have a good friend who is a Dutch physiotherapist , great guy . Saw him yesterday about my hurt knee. I did the run abounty thing in the 1980ies and 1990ies with DMS and full backpack and then boots combat high and Burgans And other courses like jumping out of working aircraft. I never knew until yesterday that we only have cartilage in a few places , like the ribs, knees and hips. Once you break it . It’s fucced. Does not regrow or replace.
Go steady if you are a bit heavy. Lose the weight first.
I doubt it unless people can search prospective PhDs. Unless they are published before the viva (and I am almost certain they aren't) the bloke's fine.
My experience is considerably outdated (a decade ago) but back then you would have been lucky to get your picture and vague department shown. A PhD title wouldn't have been known until the candidate submitted, faced a viva and it was published.Groovy.
I'm not concerned enough to Yahoogle it up, just wondered if University departments are open online about what research is going on, possibly with staff profiles, on that Internet thing they have these days.
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But, do cut down on fatty foods and eat fish/seafood, steamed not fried. Just a small change in diet and a bit of exercise and you will see the weight start to fall off.
Just be prepared to be going shopping for new trousers and underwear though.
A general 'day' of food for me:
Bacon and Egg sandwich
Can of coke
Cornish pasty and a bar of chocolate
Some sort of home-made roast dinner or curry
I have got a sweet tooth and this is why I've got FBS (fat-bastard syndrome)
I am determined to get this weight off, and join the infantry reserves (3 RW). So will take your advice on the long walks and swimming.
Who'd have thought that the woke culture that comes out of University; yet, the food on campus is shit!
I remember that thread. He was doing really well, was getting loads of encouragement but suddenly stopped posting. He shifted a hell of a lot of weight iirc.I seem to recall a while ago there was a chap 'on the large side' who wanted to join up and was good enough to send frequent updates on his progress.
Actually, it might have been on Rum Ration, but he lost a lot of weight, albeit, slowly.