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Discussion in 'Training Methods and Diet Suggestions' started by Corona, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Corona

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    Seems I'm pretty damn weak in the upper body. Thanks for finding what was wrong.
     
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  2. arny01

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    Should be easily fixed.
     
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  3. Corona

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    Implementing some chest (Chest push ups, dips, chest press and what I think is called the chest butterfly) sessions and shoulder (mix of dumbbell exercises) sessions into the mix. Dropped these originally but now I can see why they are definitely.

    Put them in for once a week each (as I'll still be doing the circuits which should still build strength I hope?).

    That should help with the strength related issue.
     
  4. Corona

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    This is what the current (up until I leave sixth form) weekly plan looks like. One major concern is theres not enough rest in there but would this intensity best prepare me for PRMC, RT etc?
     
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    I don't want to speak out of term here as I'm not trained to do so but is this a little too much? Have you passed your PJFT yet.

    You don't want to destroy yourself before even starting mate. Train specific. Get your 2.4 down to a tidy score and chuck hill sprints in once a week with a circuit. Once you have nailed the PJFT then focus on the PRMC/RT.

    The guys that have been there and done it will hopefully clarify but I was doing EXACTLY the same as you and training for the hardest point thinking I'll smash the rest but it doesn't work that way. Credit where credit is due mate. Your a young gun and the training you are doing now will be phenomenal when you proceed but my advise......Train specific for your next task......don't jump the gun.
     
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  6. Corona

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    Thanks I'll tone it down a bit as I definitely don't want to end up screwing up my chances before I even get to the first hurdle

    Realistically I'm still at least 8 months away from getting a PJFT as I'm finishing a levels in July and will hopefully be going travelling with friends for a small period of time before applying (although I might cut the traveling out as I really just want to start the application process asap).

    I did have the PJFT down to around 9:40 before I had to stop and seeing as I havent been able to go running since August I'm sceptical I'll be anywhere near that.

    Thanks for the sound advice.
     
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    The PRMC program I done at half volume, with a PFJT substituted for the BFT will suit your needs. After you’ve passed PJFT. Then increase volume. When you get to full volume do for 12 weeks.
     
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  8. Corona

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    I'll get down to that immediately. Printed it off a while ago and used https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/prmc-training-plan-by-arny01.85153/ thread to make some notes.
    Thanks a lot.
     
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  9. Corona

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    Thought I'd post my stats on here to track my progress a little better. Did my first fitness test tonight (minus bleep test due to physio advising against it until my shins are working solid, instead did 3000m row) of first push ups, sit ups and then pull ups. The rest inbetween was moving from flat grass to the fence for my feet to the pull up bar. All conducted to the audio test beep.

    Push ups: 39
    Sit ups: 50
    Pull ups: 7

    Overall, I'm disappointed to say the least, especially with the sit ups. I did however, take a 2-3 week 'break' from lots of phys as I was concentrating so much on my exams, although now I think I will have to make a choice between A's, and getting into the marines ASAP with top scores once I leave school.
     
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    Concentrate on getting your A’s mate the marines aren’t going anywhere your young you have plenty of time to train keep doing your press ups sit ups pull up they aren’t bad scores at all keep yourself ticking over with the rowing don’t make a choice between them your exams are more important right now, you will look a lot better when you visit your afco with good results than saying you chose to join the marines instead mate good luck
     
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    In order to try and keep my fitness up I've tried to make a training regime I can do which will still improve aspects of my fitness I'm able to currently:

    Monday - Cardio and core
    Tuesday - Rest
    Wednesday - Leg strength + Core
    Thursday - Rest
    Friday - Cardio + Core
    Saturday - Rest
    Sunday - Cardio

    I might be able to go back to doing circuits and exercising arms->shoulder soon also but I'd rather wait till the physio gets back to me so I don't worsen the situation.

    I was hoping for some advice as to what to do with on the cardio sections, that don't involve running (until I've sorted that out, by which time the plan is to do PJFT specific then arnys), things like cycling, cross trainer, swimming and the stairs machine. I'm unsure of what I would do specifically during those sessions however so I was wondering if people could lend a hand there.

    Thanks, any advice is welcome
     
  12. Chelonian

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    Cycling. Check out your local road bike club. Most welcome new members and offer trial (free) membership. It's a good way of meeting people who share similar training objectives. Elite standard cyclists (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, etc.) have CV performances which are second to none.
    Excellent low impact phys and an alternative transport method too. Summer's coming. The roads are quieter and safer at 0500. :)
     
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  13. Corona

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    Thanks I'll be sure to check one out I'm sure I've seen one around here before. I might just have to change one thing...
     
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    I see what you did there. Roads are definitely safer for cyclists at 0500. I learned this two years ago when I was bumped off my bike at 0700 by a Transit van. Fractures to clavicle and two ribs. Couldn't put my own socks on for three weeks. I laugh about it now. :)
     
  15. Corona

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    I've been told ribs are horrible to fracture/do anything to because you can feel it always when breathing, hope it doesn't still affect you. I love getting up early to do things like that and such with friends but I find it always takes me a good 2 or so hours to get to sleep. Once its summer time and there's no more academic things (ever again thank god) I will definitely start doing so, if anything to condition myself for what will hopefully be ahead.