SBS challenge

Discussion in 'Training Methods and Diet Suggestions' started by edu1010, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Stoo2k

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    cant believe i have just come across this

    Hi everyone. As above. Its nice to see Toms two minutes going strong. There are massive reasons i am proud to hear this and i will put up in another thread as this is going to be long winded.
    In short. Toms two minutes as said was created by an SBS member called Thomas Shenton and I'm his grandson.
     
  2. Qwerty123

    Qwerty123 Royal Marines Commando

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    That's awesome. I saw your post in the "army blood in the family" thread and was itching to know the details. Big boots for you to fill then hey Stooky?:nuts:
     
  3. Stoo2k

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    Indeed. Shame the journey is hamperd by injury.
    Have just put up a new thread about the above.
    :shakehands:
     
  4. Rover

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    Well a five year old thread being resurrected!!:cool:

    Came across this whilst looking for something else. The original format for ‘Toms Two Minutes’.

    The Tom Shenton Circuit, aim for 4 circuits in two minutes.

    Enjoy. :)

    TSC 1.jpeg

    TSC 2.jpeg
     
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  5. robbo09

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    Easy... :D
     
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  6. H01ty

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    Might be today's phys covered haha, on that 'Daily PT' sheet, does the strength circuit mean a single set? So 1 set, then pairs, then 1 set etc for a total of 3 sets?
     
  7. Royal671

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    Might be beneficial for everyone I someone who understands how this is done could explain it. Would love to give it a go! Don't understand how to do it properly though!
     
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  8. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    Looking at the age of that @Rover I would imagine that Bill Sparkes worked out to that one! ;)

    Alan
     
  9. Rover

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    @Royal671

    The ‘Daily PT’ was initially done by those starting SC3 Selection. This started at 0600hrs irrespective of weather and normally ended with a dip in the lake, the period lasting between 45 minutes and 1 hour depending how the DS felt.

    Serial 1 and 2. Straight forward warm up nothing strenuous, 6 minutes.

    Serial 3. In week 1, this would be this would be the number of repetitions as shown in the ‘Strengthening Circuit’, 6 minutes.

    Serial 4. Ideally in pairs, bearing in mind the DS is also doing this. If solo or odd number work on your weakest point, 2 minutes.

    Serial 5. Repeat Serial 3, ‘Strengthening Circuit’ 6 minutes.

    Serial 6. Repeat Serial 4, 6 minutes.

    Serial 7. Repeat Serial 5, ‘Strengthening Circuit’ 6 minutes.

    Serial 8. Generally ‘Toms Two Minutes’. This is 4 repetitions of 1 circuit as shown.

    Serial 9. The run back. The distance tended to vary and could include sprints. Could also involve a quick dip in the lake at Hamworthy or any other external body of water.o_O-doctor-

    The above would be repeated each day Monday to Friday, at the end of the week you would have done a total of 15x6minutes ‘Strengthening Exercises’ and at least 5x4minutes of Toms Two Minutes.

    On the second week you would increase the repetitions to those shown in column two. The ‘Progressive Repetitions’ increasing as shown up to and including week 6.

    ‘Toms Two Minutes’ could also be done at anytime.;)

    Trust this Helps.

    Depending on the duty DS a short/ longer run would also be included between serials; after all you did not have to ‘parade’ until 0800hrs! :cool:

    @Caversham

    Slightly after Bills time, circuits did not seem to be done then. Although he did mention that they did various exercises with the canoes, not just paddling. Runs along the sea front at Eastney being one.

    Interesting to note all the above being well before today’s RM PTI inspired exercises.:)
     
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  10. Ninja_Stoker

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    Is the lake heated? :)
     
  11. Rover

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    Heated!!o_O

    But of course, genuine Solar Heating. ;)

    When the sun is out anyway.:cool::)
     
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  12. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    If memory serves me right, was there not a raft in the middle of the lake?

    I can recall during our week at Poole during RT, which was winter time, we had to lug an inflated Gemini along the beach to the lake, "launch" it and then do the reverse! Oh how we laughed! :(

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  13. Rover

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    Pontoon in the middle of the lake. Normally swim around it.
    On the other hand swim across, run down to the oiling jetty back along the beach over the dunes and back to camp. If you did not know what ‘wind chill’ was, you did after that. :)
     
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  14. Illustrious

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    @Rover forgive the ignorance, what is a tricep press & what are leg kicks? Do they just go by different names now or is this an exercise I've not heard of?
     
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  15. Rover

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    Triceps press/dip.

    Bearing in mind the exercise was expected to be done outdoors utilizing such things park benches/low walls etc. No gym equipment as working on the principle that you were expected to do the exercises anywhere you happened to be.

    Interesting to note the number of reps regarding ‘beginners’/’advanced’.




    Leg kicks.

    Legs lifted to 45degrees, kick as per front crawl. One kick equals one rep.

    leg kicks.jpg
     
  16. Canzmanz

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    Do they still go to Poole during rt?
     
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    I like the little moustache.
     
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  18. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    I'm not sure if they do now. The amphibious part of the RM, i.e. landing craft, small boats etc has been moved to Devonport, so I guess it's done there, but as I say, I'm not 100% sure where the training takes place.

    @Rover will confirm, or otherwise, but Poole is 100% SF base now.

    Alan
     
  19. Canzmanz

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    Ah I knew it had changed somehow.
     
  20. westy

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    150 leg kicks sounds emotional -vomit-
     
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