Thread: Looking to pass military testing
07-15-2004, 09:18 PM #1Associate Member
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- Mar 2004
Looking to pass military testing
im joining a unit that requires me to run 2.4km in 11 mins
but currently im running 1.5km in 11 mins
what can I do, ( the best way ) to increase my times
07-16-2004, 02:30 PM #2Junior Member
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how much time do u have?
how many times u train for that/week?
I recommend training with a heartbeat sensor such as Polar.
u should train at 60-80 % of ur max heartbeat for 30-45m in order to improve basic endurance running.
Afterwards u can train on that specific event, pulling heartbeat up to 80% in desired time.
ask more questions if u want
07-17-2004, 06:50 AM #3
they'll probably just make you do the step-test
2.4/11 is a pretty easy timing to get, i would reccomend you simply go to the track and run it as fast as you can, rest, than jog than go back the next day
which unit are you joining? which occupation?
if your joining infantry, expect to be doing atleast 5km runs every second day, and 10km marches every other day
07-17-2004, 11:26 AM #4
So either you have the 20m shuffle test or that ****ty doesnt mean **** test "STEP TEST"
2.4 in 11min IS LIKE WALKING dude
they wont test you on the 2.4 but on the cardiovascular so you need to score more than 34 on the test.
its **** anyway, the Canadian Female Aerobic champion failed it!
07-17-2004, 05:04 PM #5Associate Member
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When I was in the Army, it was 2 miles in boots and fatigues in 13'30" but nowadays everyone runs in sneakers.
Anyway, how about adding 1-2 days per week of anaerobic conditioning. Take your heart rate up to 85% of max (220 minus your age) for 30 sec, then rest for 2-3x as long, then repeat. Try that about 10 times and it will give you some wind.
07-18-2004, 05:59 AM #6
3Vandoo - are you in the french para coy?
07-22-2004, 06:45 AM #7Associate Member
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just wondering what exacrtly is this step **** your talking abuot??
i was sorta under the impresssion that they would just make me run around a track like 16 times or something
and yes im going an infantry unit
07-22-2004, 06:16 PM #8Originally Posted by GQ-Bouncer
used to be with Charlie 3 Vandoo, now im doing more fun work, as a liaison officer zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
07-22-2004, 06:18 PM #9Originally Posted by CanadianSteel
they dont do that anymore because the canadian politically correct military that canada has did too much heart attack while running the track!
The step test is like that.,
two stairs, you follow a voice saying 1 2 3 4 5 6 you must follow it while walking on the stairs, the steps go faster.
07-23-2004, 10:34 AM #10
first off, 2.4 km is only 6 laps around the track
yeah, you pretty much just run steps against some dumb circuis music
straight up, the infantry is a pretty tough trade, cardio is a huge portion of it, your gonna be doing alot of long marches, make sure you put on 2 sets of socks, when you start blistering just go to that happy place in your head and "soldier on"
than again, you could also drop out of every single PT or field movement on injury and still pass, but MIR commando's aren't respected as much
07-23-2004, 12:59 PM #11
Go mechanized or join the air force. Get a rear echelon MOS/job. You can always change specialities later if you want to fight. SERIOUSLY-- get what you want in writting BEFORE you sign-up. VERBAL PROMISE is MilSpec for I LIED. You can always try-out for Chesty Puller work later on. You are getting into a very dangerous line of work filled with NBC, VACCS, and D/U. Chesty Puller's kid got hurt bad and capped himself. Colin Powell's kid got crushed by a jeep. CAN YOU SAY: land mines. You have some soul searching to do. You can fast walk that run...
07-24-2004, 11:46 AM #12
i think what isaiah is trying to touch on is just get in the system first and then transfer later,
I'm assuming your joining a reserve infantry unit, which means they won't be a light infantry unit training however they feel like (w/o proper supervisors) - so they can be as hard as they want
either way, good luck, i'm sure you'll do great
07-24-2004, 08:00 PM #13
07-26-2004, 01:09 PM #14
Canadian Steele, You may want to get this training too because most CQB ends up on the ground.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu brings the pain.
Practice larnyx smashing, biting, and eye-poking too. Larnyx smashing is very effective as a first jab and you need to deliver 40 psi.
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