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hi im 21 and im looking to be fit after xmas.
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40-60 press ups
40+ sit ups
backward raises
and twists(broom over shldrs head and hips striaght and twist hips)

these were given to me by my royal marine friend i can also do 1 1/2 in 9.38

is this ok or not foxussing on enough i am *text deleted* a pull up bar tomorrow ubut i know i cant do 1
 

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Welcome matey

I must say thats not bad if you condsider yourself 'unfit'.

Once you get your push ups to around 55-60 regularly and can hit 80 sit ups then you ll be well on the way.

1.5mile in 9.38 isnt too shabby either
 

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Hello PC,


Please join-in as you see fit & feel free to fire away with any questions you can't see the answers to.
 

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hi im stevo im 18 going for my PRMC soon


can do my 3 mile in 20 mins but i dont think this is good enough what does any one else think

im ok wit press ups and sit ups can do 62 press ups and 83 sit ups

chat back need to get to know people :*text deleted*:
 

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Hiya Stevo,

On the face of it you sound as though you are preparing OK.

I'm assuming you're doing proper outdoor 5 mile runs, covering the first 3 in the times stated on varying surfaces? Two to three 5 mile runs per week?

With press-ups, make sure you're on the tips of your toes, hands shoulder width apart & that your elbows brush against your sides as you touch your chest on the deck on EVERY dip- practice quality, not quantity, in groups of 10.

Sit-ups- knees together throughout, again quality, not quantity, to begin with.

Pull-ups, back-handed, thumbs out, body off the floor throughout. Legs straight, no swinging, hold chin above bean for count of 5 on each elevation.

Good luck mate.
 

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whats the best way to practice pull ups *text deleted* i cant do 1 :eek:ops:
 

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get someone to hold you and take some weight

then build up till you can handle your own body weight
 

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Another way to help is to keep banging out the press-ups to build upper body strength & just support your body weight initially hanging, thumbs out off a beam or bar.

Generally it's the one area in which candidates under twenty tend to be weaker at, but those over this age, such as yourself, will soon pick it up. Don't give up- it will come with daily practice.

Good luck.
 

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how much of a beatin will the ncos give u through your training?? or is this not allowed any more?!? :?
 

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Mmmm the usually beat you until they draw blood. Now being fully trained marines they usually dont take that long to draw blood. Once the blood is flowing they then stop................. Nah Im only messin *text deleted* :-D

They wont physically beat you at all although they will verbally beat you but its only to motivate you and fire you up so that you give the task 110%. You have nothing to worry about at all.
 

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thats ok then *text deleted*

how long from application to your invite to the PRMC?
 

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Its about 2 months after your pjft.
 

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pre join fitness test? its a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill.
 

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oh rite i can do it out in the world up a slight incline in about 9.38

goin seing physio on weds bout my knees doc referd me dunno whats wrong but my right 1 clicks insessentley and my left has been sore for ages ever since i hurt it (re-enactin)
 

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well hope it all goes well for you. It is a bit harder on the treadmill though because its just constant speed. If i was you Id train for it on a treadmill.
 

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*text deleted* have to try it but whats shin splints but if ya dont mind me askin??

also my mate said try creatine?!?

duno what exactly it is but he said itas a protein or summat and it will help build me up?? will it help n if it does will it show up in drug test??
 

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You don't need any dietry additives or supplements, just a healthy diet.
 

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creatine is to build muscle and ninjas although its legal you dont need it.

Check out the training injuries forum youll find out what shin splints are on there. Might be worth a read mate so you can avoid them.
 
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