Fitness attempt #2

Sitmus

Badgeman
^_^;

2-3 months ago, I made a topic saying I was going to get fit for the royal marines.

Well, that's not been going to plan as I thought it would be.

Problems in real life, drugs, alcohol, fights. Didn't touch any of the stuff though, i can assure you and was my first "fight" or what ever you want to call it in 10 years. Person had the cheek to talk shit about my mum having a heart attack, but i won't go into more detail than that, it's a long story. :threaten:

Also been thinking of jobs, seriously, I have been stressed out on this for years. Until, i received a letter from the army about a army collage allowing me to study and undergo trainning at the same time. I looked at the marines website, and found the same thing (and Now i've lost the link :()

This has taken loads of stress of my shoulders, and I actually know what I want to do for a living. So now I'm on a path to get fit again.

Hmm, do they accept people into the RMC who where really fat recently. :|

So yeah, this is my new training schedule (to fit in with my school time and coursework).


1) 30 minutes exercise on bike
2) 20 minute walk with dog
3) 10 minutes lifting weights
4) eat a lot less :|

Eventually the times will all go up. Some of you may think "He's really fat, he won't be able to make a RMC". You might be right, i don't know, we'll soon see. I do like exercising, just that when we moved I didn't go out at all and now it kinda stuck that way. :( No one lives near me.

Anyway, I've typed a crap load of stuff. Wish me luck. :rambo:
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
haha, yes. I am registered to a gym, but that card for it has only been collecting dust. I'll have to use it tomorrow. :)

I know about easing into exercising. When I did this last time I made the mistake of going on a exercise bike for 2 hours. :p

I'm going to increase it every week. :)
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
Wow. I forgot how much fun exercise is. It's a great stress reliever too. :)

I've been reading about and watching videos of some of the trainning in the PRMC. How did you guys get on with it? The Tarzan Assault course looks really tough.
 
When I was preparing to join the corps, I just ran alot, then did sets off press ups, pull ups and sit ups after the run. You dont need the gym if you dont want. Get a pull up bar for your hallway, its about a fiver from argos.

I hated phys lol, especially after work, but you will improve alot in a short time, especially if you consider your phys a poor standard at the moment.

Do you spent much time on your computer? if so set an alarm or something every other night at 8-ish and thats your trigger to get of your arse and do phys hehe. its worth it
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Sitmus said:
.... i received a letter from the army about a army collage allowing me to study and undergo trainning at the same time. I looked at the marines website, and found the same thing (and Now i've lost the link :()

There is currently a Bursary of £1.5K per year available for potential Royal Marines Officer undergraduates. There is unfortunately no other sponsorship opportunities at this time, however there are University Cadet Entry sponsorships available for potential RN Officers.

For a Bursary you will need to pass POC & AIB and have excellent grades at GCSE & A Level. In the past two years there have been a grand total of no more than 5 Bursaries awarded.

Good Luck.
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
Ninja_Stoker said:
Sitmus said:
.... i received a letter from the army about a army collage allowing me to study and undergo trainning at the same time. I looked at the marines website, and found the same thing (and Now i've lost the link :()

There is currently a Bursary of £1.5K per year available for potential Royal Marines Officer undergraduates. There is unfortunately no other sponsorship opportunities at this time, however there are University Cadet Entry sponsorships available for potential RN Officers.

For a Bursary you will need to pass POC & AIB and have excellent grades at GCSE & A Level. In the past two years there have been a grand total of no more than 5 Bursaries awarded.

Good Luck.

Wow. Thanks for that. Don't think I'd make an officer. I have a friend who wants to be a royal marine officer though, and I'll pass it to him.
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
sky_jacket said:
When I was preparing to join the corps, I just ran alot, then did sets off press ups, pull ups and sit ups after the run. You dont need the gym if you dont want. Get a pull up bar for your hallway, its about a fiver from argos.

I hated phys lol, especially after work, but you will improve alot in a short time, especially if you consider your phys a poor standard at the moment.

Do you spent much time on your computer? if so set an alarm or something every other night at 8-ish and thats your trigger to get of your arse and do phys hehe. its worth it



Yes, I do. ^_^;

But I found out something that is pretty good. To keep me entertained whilst on the exercise bike in our house, I play video games. The time goes by pretty fast. And by time I've realised it, i've done 40 minutes.
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
So I've just been looking at the trainning course on the marines website. http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6828

Some of that stuff looks tough. When you was trainning, did anyone fall behind in the course or assault course when you was doing it? And if someone did, would your entire company, troop or whatever (Sorry, I don't know the correct term) have to do it again? The only thing I'm worrying about at the moment is pulling down other people and slow down the company.
 
Sitmus said:
So I've just been looking at the trainning course on the marines website. http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6828

Some of that stuff looks tough. When you was trainning, did anyone fall behind in the course or assault course when you was doing it? And if someone did, would your entire company, troop or whatever (Sorry, I don't know the correct term) have to do it again? The only thing I'm worrying about at the moment is pulling down other people and slow down the company.

Hey mate. You can get in the royal marines and you know you can if you belief. Anyway how much do you want it? If you want it and belief you can get stuck in and do the training (Anything is possible). Most people dont get in the marines as they have the lack of mental tough. One thing if you do run and you cant run no more think this to yourself, I will finish in a other 100m then a other 100m and so on.

Good luck and i hope it makes sense. Also take alook or join www.prmc.co.uk that will give you more information aswell.

Chicogiz
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
Chicogiz said:
Sitmus said:
So I've just been looking at the trainning course on the marines website. http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6828

Some of that stuff looks tough. When you was trainning, did anyone fall behind in the course or assault course when you was doing it? And if someone did, would your entire company, troop or whatever (Sorry, I don't know the correct term) have to do it again? The only thing I'm worrying about at the moment is pulling down other people and slow down the company.

Hey mate. You can get in the royal marines and you know you can if you belief. Anyway how much do you want it? If you want it and belief you can get stuck in and do the training (Anything is possible). Most people dont get in the marines as they have the lack of mental tough. One thing if you do run and you cant run no more think this to yourself, I will finish in a other 100m then a other 100m and so on.

Good luck and i hope it makes sense. Also take alook or join www.prmc.co.uk that will give you more information aswell.

Chicogiz

Thanks for the link. I'll join up when I'm closer to when I join.

And I do want it. I've never wanted anything more tbh, well, i might of but they're stupid things like games or something like that. But when I think about joinning the Marines, i feel calm and happy.

If the marines have taught me anything by reading their website and watching some programs that used to be shown on ITV1 is that you can train your mind to do anything. As one of the slogans goes, It's a state of mind.
 

Sitmus

Badgeman
StixJimboRM said:
Have a google for Fartlek (no its not a joke!) training, thats pretty good for building up endurance and stamina, hard work mind - but it was never meant to be easy. Get a couple of Fartlek routines and work on those as well

Thanks for that. :thanks:

I'll do that later on in my fitness. Not going to jump into something I can't handle yet. :p
 
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