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Pre application training

Discussion in 'Training Plans and Diet Suggestions' started by KW159, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. KW159

    KW159 New Member

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    Hi lads,

    I'm currently 12 months away from starting my application. In a previous post it was recommended that I work to improve my general fitness levels until closer to a PRMC. After reading some other posts and the advice given, I have just joined a running club and also started incorporating some low impact cardio such as swimming/cycling/elliptical etc. I'm making great CV gains and really enjoying being away from the whole bodybuilding mindset I had previously.

    However, I'm not sure how to structure any muscular endurance/strength training especially as I'm so far away from a PRMC. From my understanding I don't want to peak too early? Is it simply a matter of banging out pull ups, press ups and sit ups for a year and maintaining or should I be waiting till I'm closer to maximise my scores? Am I just overthinking training? If someone could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. sharpe

    sharpe Valuable Contributor

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    You have come to the right place and will get a wealth of information on tap. With your timescales you don’t have to rush anything and can build a really solid base of fitness. Good luck and listen to the advice that will follow
     
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  3. Corona

    Corona Valuable Contributor

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    The bold there is amazing advice, I wish I'd listened to when I first started trying to build my fitness. Don't destroy your body in haste basically.
     
  4. MumtoRM

    MumtoRM Moderator

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    There is a fitness plan written by @arny01 which has seen many lads pass PRMC, well worth a follow!

    In fact, if @arny01 had published it he would probably have made a small fortune by now!
     
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  5. AngryArgie

    AngryArgie Well-Known Member

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    Arny’s plan does wonders, I’m currently using it to build my fitness but make sure if you do use Arnys plan to start off with the majority of running distances much smaller. Ie half or less and maybe start off with Sean Lerwills gainers (just search on YouTube if you don’t know what it is) with your press ups to build up a decent base line for press ups before moving onto weighted vest press ups after your gainers is say 25/25/25. Sit ups and Pull ups are just a case of banging out sets every day differing the amount of reps in a set every day to make sure your muscles are recovering correctly. Buy a door way pull up bar or a Telescopic Gymnastic pole like this

    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/620...Re4oDkKNCQl4aFTl6WFjcJjLcXH55h0saAp4FEALw_wcB

    And set it up where ever is most accessible and start smashing them out.
    You’ll start to see big improvements in your max body weight exercises after two or three weeks then you’ll likely plateau and the progress might become slower, but don’t be disheartened like I was when this happened for the first time just keep smashing them out and you’ll see improvements.

    Good luck and I wish you well with your future Commando career.
     
  6. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    First things first though, you have to pass your PJFT, which means getting on a treadmill. Make sure you incorporate that element into your programme until you can pass it with ease.

    Alan
     
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  7. KW159

    KW159 New Member

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'll keeps things nice and steady, last thing I want is an injury. @MumtoRM yep, got @arny01 plan printed off and ready for when I'm closer to a PRMC!

    @Caversham Thanks for the reminder, I definitely do need to start incorporating some treadmill training, definitely overlooked it recently. Going to get a gym membership soon and crack on with it.
     
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  8. ConnorManc

    ConnorManc Member

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    I wouldn't worry about peaking before PRMC mate, you can ALWAYS be fitter, and from what I've heard from everyone that's been through RT you'll wish you were.. If you can make the test day as easy as possible you'll find the bottom field and endurance course more "comfortable" if that's the right word :D Then from there you're in a better position for the 32 weeks.

    Hope this helps pal and good luck with the training!
     
  9. KW159

    KW159 New Member

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    Sorry for late reply.
    That helps a lot mate, thank you. I'm definitely overthinking training and just need to crack on with it. Seeing massive improvements already although still got a long way to go!
     
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