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Preparing my nod to be for PRMC

Discussion in 'PRMC Diaries' started by Civiccup, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    Hi
    Would love any advice on what I should be helping my son with preparing him for his PRMC ?

    He’s well under way with his fitness training. What else should he be doing as prep ?

    Cheers
     
  2. sharpe

    sharpe Member

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    there’s some expert opinion on here but you’ll maybe need to give a bit more detail about where he is currently on the training front.
     
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  3. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    He’s passed his PJFT , just completed his security clearance form
    So next step is PRMC
     
  4. SCOTTY6

    SCOTTY6 Royal Marines Commando

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    My old man helped me loads in preparation, and I appreciated it massively! Get him round an iron, and maybe have a look into some basic navigation on an OS map. Anything that gets you even slightly ahead of the curve will help. I was taught by an ex RM how to rope climb before I started training and it helped miles. I’m sure some more people will be along to give their advice too.
     
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  5. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Does he have a PRMC date yet? Many lads taper off their training in the final week so that they arrive at PRMC rested and without aches and niggles. Perhaps some therapeutic swimming in the final week will be beneficial. Aim to peak as one might do preparing for a sporting event.
     
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  7. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    Thanks that’s really useful information
    His AFCO is currently away/ not available, so he is awaiting his date at the moment. Not sure how much notice they get , maybe you could advise?
     
  8. MumtoRM

    MumtoRM Moderator

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    @arny01 has a really effective training plan for PRMC. Search the site for it, it has helped many a PRM pass PRMC.
     
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  9. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    Thanks I found that last night
    It’s a great forum, makes you feel part of the wider family already.
    It’s fantastic how they want to help others achieve their dream
     
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  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    At risk of being "Technically Correct Man" (See below), to avoid confusion from the thread title, an RM applicant is not colloquially referred to as a Nod untill actually undergoing RM Recruit Training at CTC Lympstone.

    Thang yew, I'll be here all week... :)

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  11. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    Didn’t mean to cause any offence
    That’s why I classed him as a “ nod to be “ and not a nod
     
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  12. Ninja_Stoker

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    Fair one, I doubt anyone would be offended, it's just that some of the tips offered refer to preparing for recruit training rather than preparing for PRMC itself, but all tips and pointers certainly help.
     
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  13. Chelonian

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    Boom! :)

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  14. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Ironing and dhobying, (the service term for laundry.) For the first few weeks he will be hand washing clothes, drying them and then ironing the items to an exacting standard. Any help that you can give him will reap rewards during Foundation. In particular he needs to concentrate on socks, shirts, T shirts and most importantly, his under crackers.

    Additionally, learning the basics of map reading will help as well. Use the search function to find various threads. Any problems, just shout.

    Alan
     
  15. Civiccup

    Civiccup New Member

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    Thanks Alan
    I’ll hand all ironing over to him
    Looks like I need to get some liquid for hand washing
     
  16. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Definitely liquid. Powder can leave a residue which can cause skin problems.

    Alan
     
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  17. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Not to mention the 'crime' of a tiny speck of powder residue perhaps being visible to the TT. :eek:

    @Civiccup PRMCs are currently running every week. In the unlikely event that your lad picks up a minor illness or training injury just before his PRMC he should consider contacting his AFCO and requesting another date. He really needs to be at his fittest when he attends. The same advice applies to Recruit Training. Rocking up with an existing minor injury and hoping to cuff it is not advisable.