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Footwear for VPJFT+

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Quenners, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Quenners

    Quenners Member

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    Couple of VPJFT questions if anyone is able to help!

    Is there a requirement for footwear? I'm doing it from home so wouldn't mind doing it in bare feet!

    Is there a waiting list after you inform AFCO that you're ready?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Griff149

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    Not sure on the footwear, I’m sure it’ll be fine without shoes indoors.

    Spoke to my AFCO a couple days ago and was told there is a bit of a backlog getting a date to get booked in.
     
  3. Quenners

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    Thanks Griff. Have you booked in?
     
  4. Griff149

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    Yes mate. Got mine next week! I’ve done a couple practice runs now and passed both and doing plenty of other core/shoulder endurance circuits to prepare. Feeling pretty confident now
     
  5. Quenners

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    Good stuff, best of luck. Keep us posted on how you get on! I'm going to run it again tomorrow and then inform my AFCO that I'm ready if all goes to plan.
     
  6. komsic27

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    How would you lot advise preparing for it best? I was thinking about doing 4 rounds of it 3 times a week with added core circuit do you recon that would be enough?
     
  7. Griff149

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    Cheers mate! Just to touch on how long it takes to get a date, I applied last Monday and got a date for next Wednesday (June 10th). So not too long!

    Good luck, it’s hard graft but just got to grit your teeth. Once you get to set 3 I think it’s then more of a mental thing.. If you get that far you can definitely finish it.
     
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  8. Griff149

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    I’ve done a few different types of circuits to prepare - all in I’ve only actually done 3 practice attempts.

    Couple things I’ve done below:

    3 Rounds for time:
    30 Burpees
    40 Sit ups
    30 Press ups
    90s plank
    6 pull ups
    8 Hanging leg raises
    60 mountain climbers

    Or 60 min AMRAP:
    20 Burpees
    30 sit ups
    20 press ups
    60s plank
    5 pull ups
    8 hanging leg raises
    60 mountain climbers
    15 crunches

    These two circuits added with practicing the actual thing once every 1/2 weeks has helped me massively. My first attempt I failed it (in my own time) and 3/4 weeks of doing this and I’m now able to complete it and am training to get to 4 rounds.
     
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  9. Quenners

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    There will plenty of more experienced people better placed than I to help you on here but for me, I'm trying to keep it specific. My particular area of struggle is my triceps burning coming off the press ups into the plank, so I'll do a VPJFT and finish by doing as many sets of 20 push ups into a minute plank as possible (with a minute rest after each) to build that up, 4/5 times per week (really trying to smash it over these couple of weeks!)
     
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  10. komsic27

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    Okay nice circuit that seems to be harder than the vPJFT. How many times a week do you do this? So would you recommend me doing a harder version of the vPJFT in preparation?
     
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    ah right sounds like a good idea. I might do the same but my problem is my front delts burning they’re on fire after the first round but I just grit it out and finish it.
     
  12. Griff149

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    My current plan is something along the lines of..
    Monday: Run
    Tuesday: AMRAP
    Weds rest
    Thurs: 3 rounds for time
    Fri: run
    Sat: Rest
    Sunday: Vpjft attempt or run

    Doing harder circuits will definitely help prepare you for the actual thing. Both of these I put together to specifically work shoulders and core to help build the endurance you need to get through it on the day
     
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    Did 50% of this (in time and reps) but without pull ups and hanging leg raises. Definitely a good workout for prepping the VPJFT+
     
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