First applications?

Bobby Young

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Hi there boys,

when is the best time to apply? A year before you intend to start? or a month? I'm 17 now and im hoping to join just after my 18th next may.

It'd be good to here from any of the guys that have already applied or are in the RM.

Cheers

Rob

Press ups - 53 (1 min)
Pull ups - 7
Sit ups - ?
1.5 mile - 8 mins 30s
 
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Maybe January next year would be an ideal time to start applying...maybe earlier. If you think you're ready, just get up and go for it! :)
 

Bobby Young

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Cheers, i still feel ive got a lot to work on, especially my upper body!! But thanks mate.
 

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I'd apply when you think that your up to Marine Standards, As in terms of fitness and strength, How many Sit ups and press ups can you do in two minutes and what time can you run 1.5 miles in?.. If you think your up to scratch fitness and strength then theres no holding you back in sending your application off now mate.. But if you dont feel 100% ready yet then wait a little bit theres no big rush!..

All the best & Good Luck!
Sam
 

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I'd apply when you think that your up to Marine Standards, As in terms of fitness and strength, How many Sit ups and press ups can you do in two minutes and what time can you run 1.5 miles in?.. If you think your up to scratch fitness and strength then theres no holding you back in sending your application off now mate.. But if you dont feel 100% ready yet then wait a little bit theres no big rush!..

All the best & Good Luck!
Sam

rusty i do have to say mate, looking at your signature, your a damn BEAST!
Insane stats there bud, good work :P
 

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rusty i do have to say mate, looking at your signature, your a damn BEAST!
Insane stats there bud, good work :P

:rock::rock: Cheers buddy!, Not built like a tank or anything, Im just light so this helps in Push ups etc and pull ups.. Just pretty ripped thats it but not huge arms or anything!.. Practice makes perfect buddy!..

Sam
 

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:rock::rock: Cheers buddy!, Not built like a tank or anything, Im just light so this helps in Push ups etc and pull ups

You see this is what I don't get,
I can do 5 pull ups,
and 17 chin ups,
but only 20 marine press ups,
and I thought I'm alright at pull ups/chin ups because I'm light,
but I'm crap at press ups,
so what's that all about?

Joe
 

willetts_123

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?!

You see this is what I don't get,
I can do 5 pull ups,
and 17 chin ups,
but only 20 marine press ups,
and I thought I'm alright at pull ups/chin ups because I'm light,
but I'm crap at press ups,
so what's that all about?

Pull ups - the main muscle used for this is the back muscle which is called Latissimus Dorsi ( perhaps you should start doing some back workouts upright row, lat pull down then obviously pull ups!.... the secondary muscle used is the bicep again perhaps working on your biceps i.e bicep curls will effectively increase the amount of pull ups.

Press ups (Marine Style) - these are with *text deleted* elbows close to your sides, the main muscle used is the tricep which is the back of the arm, i found the by training weighted dips drastically improve my marine pressups.

Hope this helps
 

ChrisC

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I think pull-ups are done palms facing away (overhand grip) and chin-ups are the opposite, palms facing towards you. (underhand grip)
 

Bobby Young

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with the marine press up do your elbows basically brush against you body for every rep?
 

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Ohh.. thanks guys. And yes Bobby, elbows should be in by your side.
 
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