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2005/07/29 17:45:34 (permalink)
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Army Entrance Test

IVe got my entrance test coming up soon and just wondered if any1 could give me abit of advice wether im doing enough cadio and wether im wasting my time lifting.
My weekly routine(1 week in):

Monday-Back(DL,UpriteRow,BentoverRow) / Bi's(HammerCurl,BarbellCurl) / Abs(Situps,WeightedCrunches,LowerAbCrunches)

Tuesday-4*5Min set punch bag work / 45min run(4-5mile) / 4 sets Pressups to failure.

Wednesday-Chest(BP,Flys,IncBP,StaticBP/CG-BP)/Tris

Thursday-Same as Tuesday

Friday-Shoulders(MP/LateralRaise/CleanPress) / Legs(HackSquat/LegRaise/CalfRaise) / Abs / 3 Mile run

Saturday-Rest(Thank God)

Sunday-same as Thursday

My aim is to get my 1.5 mile time down from 12min(sh*te) and knock 2 min off if possible
but the thing is i enjoy doing the lifting. Am i doing enough cardio or is it a good idea to sacrifice my lifting routine 4 more?
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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    Airborne Warrior
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/29 18:01:31 (permalink)
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    I take it you're joining the Royal Engineers! You definately need to do some more cardio as a 3 mile run once a week wont be enough to get fit on. You can still weight train and get very fit. I do! A full body routine 3 x weekly would be better for overall fitness for the Army. Monday would be concentrating on stamina, Wednesday on growth and Friday on strength. On the cardio side of things, Tuesday would be a steady run, Thursday an interval session and Saturday a long distance run. Don't bite off more then you can chew though otherwise you'll end up fcuking yourself up! As for a split, it would look like:

    Mon - weights (stamina)
    Tues - cardio (steady run)
    Wed - weights (hypertrophy))
    Thur - cardio (interval session)
    Fri - weights (strength)
    Sat - cardio (distance run)
    Sun - rest
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/29 18:30:42 (permalink)
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    Yes mate spot on!. Yeah that looks bout rite, nice one. I think im gonna change to similar routine to what uve suggested. U still in the para's mate, if so how long?. Just out of interest whats ure best 1.5mile time cos i know u guys have to b bloody fit.
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/29 19:20:12 (permalink)
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    Yeah i'm still serving mate. Done 17 years now. As for my best BFT time, it was 7.45 a long time ago!
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/29 21:44:28 (permalink)
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/30 02:17:25 (permalink)
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    Blimey, I read your article and that one about hypoglycaemia, which quite worried me, as it seems I've suffered from that in an extreme case ie. passed out from it! Not good news !
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/30 07:51:46 (permalink)
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    that was james' article

    very good read and food for thought
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    RE: Army Entrance Test 2005/07/30 20:57:14 (permalink)
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    It was a while back, but I think my entry consisted of BFT, strength test (which actually consisted of pressups, situps, and star jumps), and then a forced march with obstacle course at the end.

    I trained for mine (not as much as you are) and p*ssed it, I met other lads there who done the same and didn't do any training. It's more about percieved mentality and enthusiasm as it as about physical capability I reckon, they can get you fit and strong but the state of mind comes from you.

    Good luck!
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