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Training Questions

Discussion in 'POC Section' started by Slackkers, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Slackkers

    Slackkers New Member

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    Hi
    i have a few questions about fitness, ive never been good at running, or cardio and i am slightly knock-kneed, is it still possible to reach Royal marines fitness standards if this is the case?
    Also how long should i be preparing? and how young should i start? 6 weeks is the minimum suggested but what is the optimum?

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Yes. But if you start with a defeatist approach to running and CV exercise on the premise that you've "never been good" at it you are on the wrong trajectory. Get your running shoes on and hit the road. Your performance will improve. Plenty of resources on this forum and training advice from others better qualified than I to assist you.

    Everyone's body geometry varies. I don't know the medical standards for entry but I'll wager that the Royal Marines has its fair share of 'pigeon toes', 'knock knees' and flat feet. :)
    best of luck.
     
  3. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    There’s plenty of free 0-5km programmes knocking around on the internet which if your running is that bad, will start you off!!
     
  4. Slackkers

    Slackkers New Member

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    cheers for the advice, i'm *text deleted* training properly once my GCSE's are done
     
  5. Squatmonkey

    Squatmonkey Royal Marines Commando

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    Just start now there’s no need to knock it back, less is better than nothing and you can achieve plenty with only 30 minute training sessions and it will set you up for the future
     
  6. Slackkers

    Slackkers New Member

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    I'm doing short triang sessions like that now, by proper i mean the royal marines training guide
     
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