Joining the RMR in S.Wales - and some questions

Britishbeast

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Hello everybody, my name in Matthew, and I am currently applying for the RMR. I am a student of Psychology, who likes burlesque, Kylie , cars, music, reading, etc. I am your typical student, who likes his drink and has a bit of debt ( which is being paid off!!) so I am here to ask a couple of question and to say Hi

I have my RT on July 3 - and would like to know how quickly it moves on after this ?

Secondly - specialisation - I am quite sure that every RMR has a dream of joining the SBS(r) ( about as possible for me as is meeting Kylie for one night!!) but after you earn your Green Beret, how long do you have to wait until you are given the option of a specialisation ?

Then there is working out - I currently do weight lifting ( with two 4.5 KG dumbbells ) to the tune of about a 100 a day with the numerous lifting techniques give in the instructions. Is this the right thing I should be doing ? I also run about three miles a day in all weather, and run until I can't speak - is this correct ?

I also want to join the RMR for numerous reasons - the first is that I want to give something back to this great country for what its given me - secondly, I want to join as I want a challenge, and don't want to sit on my backside all day just studying, and then there is because most of my family were in the Naval Service and I want to follow suit.

I would be grateful of any answers you can provide to my questions
 

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1) time periods vary place to place. If you want it quicker you need to chase your AFCO constantly.

2) It is same with Regs; 2 years until specialisation.

3) Weights... hmmm. I personally along with other potentials know that weight training is probably not the best thing to do at this stage. Crack on with the 3 milers, (do them on treadmill as if a mock PJFT) Also hill sprints, things like that. And i would recommend throwing in some BW (bodyweight) circuits to improve the stats. I only have one, strength/weights session a week at this stage. Its not necessarily going to help you on the PJFT, (some can argue) but I would concentrate on the PJFT times, hill sprints etc.

Your joining for some good reasons, but I'd say don't join just because you want to follow suit. The above reasons are enough. Of course after being awarded the coveted green beret you are then applicable to be deployed as a coherent part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. So you must not forget, (many do and I'm sure you don't), that there is a possibility of you going on operations, so that has to always be kept in mind.

I'd definitely recommend reading up on the RM/RMR. For me the more I learn about it the more I want to join!

Hope this helps,
rmrwannabe
 

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Thank you mate - , I know there is always the chance of deployment. Just hope I will get in there
 

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Hello everybody, my name in Matthew, and I am currently applying for the RMR. I am a student of Psychology, who likes burlesque, Kylie , cars, music, reading, etc. I am your typical student, who likes his drink and has a bit of debt ( which is being paid off!!) so I am here to ask a couple of question and to say Hi

I have my RT on July 3 - and would like to know how quickly it moves on after this ?

Secondly - specialisation - I am quite sure that every RMR has a dream of joining the SBS(r) ( about as possible for me as is meeting Kylie for one night!!) but after you earn your Green Beret, how long do you have to wait until you are given the option of a specialisation ?

Then there is working out - I currently do weight lifting ( with two 4.5 KG dumbbells ) to the tune of about a 100 a day with the numerous lifting techniques give in the instructions. Is this the right thing I should be doing ? I also run about three miles a day in all weather, and run until I can't speak - is this correct ?

I also want to join the RMR for numerous reasons - the first is that I want to give something back to this great country for what its given me - secondly, I want to join as I want a challenge, and don't want to sit on my backside all day just studying, and then there is because most of my family were in the Naval Service and I want to follow suit.

I would be grateful of any answers you can provide to my questions
Impressed someone replied to your pi$$ take post.
 
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