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Discuss New RNFT 2 x 20kg weight strength test in Health & Fitness on Navy Net; Any ladies had a problems with the new inclusion to the RNFT = 2x20kg power bags carried over 4 shuttles of 15m where the bags are lowered and picked up again after each 15m? (including ...
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    New RNFT 2 x 20kg weight strength test

    Any ladies had a problems with the new inclusion to the RNFT = 2x20kg power bags carried over 4 shuttles of 15m where the bags are lowered and picked up again after each 15m? (including Rock-port Walk and 2.4k run)

    Interested to learn if anyone has had injuries / pulled shoulder muscles relating to this inclusion..
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    Interesting Lara but isn't that the same as carrying your handbag, doesn't seem a lot of weight but interesting none the less
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    lol! carrying 40 kilos may not seeeem a lot for the average chap but you have to carry it (as above) and within one minute. If you are a 60 kilo lass and over 40 years is may provide evidence that the rule needs adjusting. Not saying that a lass should be opting out at all but considerations be given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara_Croft View Post
    lol! carrying 40 kilos may not seeeem a lot for the average chap but you have to carry it (as above) and within one minute. If you are a 60 kilo lass and over 40 years is may provide evidence that the rule needs adjusting. Not saying that a lass should be opting out at all but considerations be given.
    Give over, the standards don't need adjusting, 40kg is still 40kg no matter what sex or age you are. If you are on your own and you need to shift say a 70kg O2 bottle, The bottle won't magical drop 35kg because it's a female trying to shift it!

    Another situation is you need to move an injured person. That person won't loose a % of their weight because a female is trying to move them. If a male or female can't attain the standards then they should not get the job, simple.
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    I believe the test is supposed to simulate running with two AFFF drums up a few flats.
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    indeed they are to simulate the carrying of 2 AFFF on say the Ocean, but my query is: are any 'small 60kg females' or indeed any small males for that matter inuring ANY injuries due to lifting of the new weights? I am not discussing sexist views here!
    I would not (R)be able to more 70kg weight on my own that's for sure- I would be working as part of a team to share the load!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara_Croft View Post
    indeed they are to simulate the carrying of 2 AFFF on say the Ocean, but my query is: are any 'small 60kg females' or indeed any small males for that matter inuring ANY injuries due to lifting of the new weights? I am not discussing sexist views here!
    I would not (R)be able to more 70kg weight on my own that's for sure- I would be working as part of a team to share the load!
    States facts, get called a sexist.

    Also what happens when there is no team to share the load?
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    To be fair, none of the girls in our class struggled with it, even the ones that are crap at press-ups

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMonkey View Post
    States facts, get called a sexist.

    Also what happens when there is no team to share the load?
    So basically you will watch your team members because your too weak.
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    you state a fact granted, that if you cannot lift a particular weight within your employment implies you should not be in the military- and I am not stating a sexist view as a female, I don't believe in all that sexist nonsense but simply have any injuries DUE to its inclusion. Not all military personnel lift weights regularly, if at all. small framed individuals of 151.5 cm and BMI of <24.9 may find this test very hard to pass, they may run the 2.4k or participate in the Rock-port Walk (for over 40's) in the specified time - and rightly so.
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