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I’m 16 and wanting to join the Marine Commandos it’s always been something I want to do and I need tips on how to loose weight as my BMI stands at 27.55 and I need it down to 27 before I can join I feel I’m not as fat as my bmi suggests but it’s because of my height and muscle percent as I work out a lot
 

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Don’t really know what to say,
I’m 16 and wanting to join the Marine Commandos it’s always been something I want to do and I need tips on how to loose weight as my BMI stands at 27.55 and I need it down to 27 before I can join I feel I’m not as fat as my bmi suggests but it’s because of my height and muscle percent as I work out a lot
Welcome to the forum and best of luck joining the Corps.

Those who who start ROP with a top end bmi will find the shift into cardio vascular and bodyweight exercise will pretty soon reduce their bmi significantly.

It's quite common for fit, healthy individuals who play rugby or are into bodybuilding or perhaps other contact sports for which they acquire muscle mass, need to shed a few pounds.

If you do have a muscular frame, it can significantly increase bodyweight, more so than fat. This in turn adds additional stresses on the lower limbs and increases the risk of injury - it's the equivalent of lobbing a couple of bricks in your bergen.

Best of luck.
 

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Don’t really know what to say,
I’m 16 and wanting to join the Marine Commandos it’s always been something I want to do and I need tips on how to loose weight as my BMI stands at 27.55 and I need it down to 27 before I can join I feel I’m not as fat as my bmi suggests but it’s because of my height and muscle percent as I work out a lot

What’s your waist measurement in cms?
 
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Welcome to the forum and best of luck joining the Corps.

Those who who start ROP with a top end bmi will find the shift into cardio vascular and bodyweight exercise will pretty soon reduce their bmi significantly.

It's quite common for fit, healthy individuals who play rugby or are into bodybuilding or perhaps other contact sports for which they acquire muscle mass, need to shed a few pounds.

If you do have a muscular frame, it can significantly increase bodyweight, more so than fat. This in turn adds additional stresses on the lower limbs and increases the risk of injury - it's the equivalent of lobbing a couple of bricks in your bergen.

Best of luck.


I do play rugby as a sport that I have for 10 years and I was in the gym 3 days a week as well as training another 2 days before COVID
 

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Because I’m under 18 apparently my BMI still has to be under 27

Yeah your right just had a look if you were 18 and up you can have a bmi of 32 as long is *text deleted* waist is 94cm or under but that doesn’t apply to under 18s.

you haven’t got much to budge so you’ll be fine!
 
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Yeah your right just had a look if you were 18 and up you can have a bmi of 32 as long is *text deleted* waist is 94cm or under but that doesn’t apply to under 18s.

you haven’t got much to budge so you’ll be fine!


My recruiter said the process is slowed due to COVID anyway but she said just follow the plans that she has sent and I will be fine
 

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My recruiter said the process is slowed due to COVID anyway but she said just follow the plans that she has sent and I will be fine
That’s good then you won’t have any issues wish I only had that amount to lose! *text deleted*
 

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I just want to loose it as quick as possible so I can start on my medical and everything

You’ve got no issues at all when it comes to your weight and passing the medical , Itl be a little while I expect until face to face medicals come about but you have so little to lose so be no issues there.
Have you got your interviewed lined up yet?
 
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You’ve got no issues at all when it comes to your weight and passing the medical , Itl be a little while I expect until face to face medicals come about but you have so little to lose so be no issues there.
Have you got your interviewed lined up yet?

I can’t because of my BMI I think it’s a tri or somet test will come back as a fail but I’ve got all the practice tests to be looking at and my recruiter said it’s a while for face to face so there is no point yet I might as well just practice
 

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I can’t because of my BMI I think it’s a tri or somet test will come back as a fail but I’ve got all the practice tests to be looking at and my recruiter said it’s a while for face to face so there is no point yet I might as well just practice

Thats strange unless it’s changed? When I applied I was 3 stone over my required BMI but when I was phoned just had to lose it by the time I got to face to face so I could get all the other hurdles out the way exam,eye test,interview, etc rather than have to wait.
I’ll be very surprised if you can’t proceed with your application when your only 3lbs over and be able to do the other things in the application first.
Maybe someone else can advise if there’s a change to the application regarding if your bmi is over you have to sort that out before doing the other things first? @Ninja_Stoker
 

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Are you over 18 tho because I’m under 18 might be why I’m not sure

I honestly don’t know with that one.
Give your afco a call tomorrow and find out I can’t see why you can’t apply and do everything up to medical point.
 

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