Medical

CHF

Midshipman
#1
This sounds so ridiculous i know but can any one please help me?

During the medical you have to show your flexibility etc. however i can't seem to squat?

I have good flexibility and all but when i try to squat my heels seem to either lift off the ground or if they don't lift, my spine decides to perform so weird 90 degree right angle movement/shape.

Some people have mentioned surgery...which am willing to undergo

Please help i'm stressing over this like f***!!
 

FireMonkey

Lantern Swinger
#2
The inability to squat come from a lack of hip mobility. This is easily solved by simplifying doing more squats with the correct form.

CROSSFIT: Air Squat Video Tutorial - YouTube

I can't do overhead squats (a component of the snatch in olympic lifting) because my hip mobility is pretty poor, but it gets better with practice.
 
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CHF

Midshipman
#3
Okay i'll give that a watch and get started.

How long after the surgery would i have to wait? (i'm not expecting anyone would know)
 
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angrydoc

Guest
#6
Surgery? You must be having a laugh. Unless you're planning a common sense transplant - that might work.

You need physiotherapy and graduated exercise / functional shit, not a knife.


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CHF

Midshipman
#7
When doing a squat i can keep my heels down and get my thigh parallel(ish) however my back is slightly forward compared to the video, would this **** with my medical?

and i take surgery is a no no lol
 
#10
I can't remember doing squats in mine but I guess I must have, second nature to a woman who has been to Uni really :tongue8:
You would've definitely done squats, it's a requirement of the medical. Think back to the part where you had to stand naked on the glass coffee table while the doc lay under it and observed from beneath.
 
#11
Well it's a shame drinking cider and black aren't PRNC requirements then...
Cider, larger and black I have you know! Although it is a shame, I reckon I can down a bottle of lambrini quicker then most people can say 'classy bird'.


2DD ah ok that makes more sense, it's all coming back to me now :p

To the thread starter, are you sure you can't just keep practising the form and get yourself in the correct squatting position?
 

CHF

Midshipman
#12
Well like I say I can get down with my heels on the floor and thighs reasonably parallel but my back is so far forward! I don't know if the examiners would accept it or not.

To answer your question that's what I've started to do and hopefully it will work :p
 
#15
Well like I say I can get down with my heels on the floor and thighs reasonably parallel but my back is so far forward! I don't know if the examiners would accept it or not.

To answer your question that's what I've started to do and hopefully it will work :p

If you're watching TV then just make a point to practice every ad break or something, although maybe if you are with other people prepare for them to think you are a freak. I sincerely hope you get it sorted as not getting in the navy as you couldn't correctly assume the squat position is the lamest reason ever!
 
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