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Fitness Test/Press Ups for women...

Smiley_Dougal

Midshipman
Hi Folks,

Forgive me if this question has been already asked - I've checked a number of threads and can't see the answer. Do women need to perform full press-ups at HMS Raleigh? On the RN website it still says that women can keep their knees on the floor.
I work out three times a week, my running and sit-ups are grand, but I just can't do a full press-up. I've even bought that book - 'How to do 100 push ups', but still can't do a full one. I'm starting to think I have a couple of muscles missing...I'm fairly slight, which doesn't help, but I am working on upper body strength.
Is this going to be a problem at Raleigh?

Thank you for any help :)

Smiley
 

Smiley_Dougal

Midshipman
Someone has a vivid imagination...!

Thanks Drakey - I just wanted to make sure, as I thought they were trying to increase fitness levels at Raleigh these days.

Cheers,

Smiley :)
 

Rem3pt

MIA
You'll have to ring your AFCO for that. Theres word flying around that women must do proper pressups now. But it doesn't seem to be confirmed from someone who has been to Raleigh yet. Bear in mind all the 2 girls on my RNAC last year did have to do proper pressups after being told things had changed. So ring your CA if you can.
 

Garyk

Midshipman
Try doing full pushups at different angles rather than face down on the floor, i.e start off against a wall for the first week then maybe move onto the kitchen worktop for a lower angle then possibly the arm of your couch. Those are just ideas of what u can use but it will progressivly increase your upper body strength if u keep at it and train hard, then once you can can do a proper face down pushup say about 5 in 1 go then do sets of 3 every few nights and increase the number u do as the weeks go on. Hope this helps :D
 

Stirling

Banned
....and then raise the fulcrum, start with your feet on the sofa then try it with your feet on a dining chair, hurts like buggery but has the desired effect.
 

bryan

Lantern Swinger
Hi Folks,

Forgive me if this question has been already asked - I've checked a number of threads and can't see the answer. Do women need to perform full press-ups at HMS Raleigh? On the RN website it still says that women can keep their knees on the floor.
I work out three times a week, my running and sit-ups are grand, but I just can't do a full press-up. I've even bought that book - 'How to do 100 push ups', but still can't do a full one. I'm starting to think I have a couple of muscles missing...I'm fairly slight, which doesn't help, but I am working on upper body strength.
Is this going to be a problem at Raleigh?

Thank you for any help :)

Smiley

pressups are now full, asked a PTI the same question at raleigh open day today, just try when your hardest when there and try to prepare as much as you can :) x
 

Rigsby

Lantern Swinger
Here is a wazza idea - why not use a bench press (multigym and not free weights) starting off with light weights and increasing as you get better

saves f*cking about with sofa's and walls

just trying to help
 
C

cúnt

Guest
Here is a wazza idea - why not use a bench press (multigym and not free weights) starting off with light weights and increasing as you get better

saves f*cking about with sofa's and walls

just trying to help
Or I could spend the night pulling it's near unconscious form off the floor by the skin of lower spine until she gets that hard work is less painful than being beasted by an utter bastard.
 

yamyamdabber

War Hero
Or I could spend the night pulling it's near unconscious form off the floor by the skin of lower spine until she gets that hard work is less painful than being beasted by an utter bastard.

That sounds like your still trying to find someone for your sperm donation there ****!
 

Topstop

War Hero
She should try pushing the boyfriend off, and not pulling him on top, that would build up the triceps
 

Troy

Newbie
I work for naval recruiting and the fitness test is with knees on the ground but during basic training you are expected to do normal press-ups during curcuits as this is not for a long time and is deemed safe for females.
 
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